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All-New 2012 + Toyota Camry

waltchanwaltchan Posts: 124
edited July 2011 in Toyota
After many rumors for several years now, the CEO, Akio Toyoda, officially confirms an all-new 2012 Toyota Camry that will be released later in fall this year. This video shows the CEO speaking about the new 2012 Camry standing next to it, but Toyota prefers to wait releasing the design later to the public.

Please share your discussion with this new, upcoming 2012 Camry...


  • gooddeal2gooddeal2 Posts: 750
    Please share your discussion with this new, upcoming 2012 Camry...

    ...about that headlight? :confuse:
  • ricschricsch Posts: 540
    Found this on the '12 Camry..

    Anyone have info on when Toyota will have the '12 Camry available...have a family member interested in a new Camry, but would like to see the '12 rather than purchase a '11 and wish they had waited.
  • ricschricsch Posts: 540
    edited July 2011
    Here's a picture of the front and driver's side of the '12 Camry:
  • gooddeal2gooddeal2 Posts: 750
    I think that b&W picture is a fake. If you compare that picture to the official picture the gap b/t the hood and the fender doesn't match.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,179
    I like the 2012's not to radical of a change which is what most Camry owners probably want. It's aging nicely and doesn't look as frumpy and bloated as the current Accord, also a nice car but desperately in need of a redo, personal opinion of course. I think it will sell well and hold on to it's title of best selling car in America. Great job's about time! :)

    The Sandman :) :sick: :shades:

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2009 Nissan Versa SL Hatch (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • under automotivenews it says production wont start till 092011 hope this helps..also haven't seen anything on the new rav
  • toledo73toledo73 Posts: 130
    The unveiling is tomorrow morning (8/23) at 10 am PST at the toyota web site
  • gooddeal2gooddeal2 Posts: 750
    I think Toyota shouldn't try to make this as a big thing (innovation).

    I talk to several people and many of them share similar experiences...typical boring Camry...redesign? it's almost the same as the old Camry...
  • luckysevenluckyseven Posts: 134
    I wouldn't expect next Camry to look like Porsche or BMW. It is going to be another family sedan hopefully more reliable and comfortable then current generation.
  • Didn't expect anything revolutionary. Didn't see integrated turn signals on the mirrors like every other competitor has not too mention Asian version of 2011. Can't believe they would omit this feature
  • zhelderzhelder Posts: 42
    Liking what I see in the 2012 Camry. Exterior kind of looks like (Gen 5 + Gen 6)/2, with more angular rear and headlights, and the interior overall seems to be a nice update from the previous generation.

    One question I have tough: Does the nav/audio system have hard drive storage for music? If so, how much? The EnTune system and apps are cool, but it would annoy me to have to drain my cell phone battery to access a library of music. The nav system is HDD based, but not sure if there's room for audio. Does anyone know for sure?
  • mrnadirmrnadir Posts: 25
    lines do not flow.
    ugly ricer wannabe bumpers.
    its like toyota took the old model (ugly too) and made the edges/lights sharper without rethinking the overall shape.
    And loose that "T" hump on the front.
    Toyota has lost its market share not because of the accelerator issue but because of making ugly cars.
    Ugliness combined with warranty repair refusals = less return buyers.
    My recommendation: Fire the designers in toyota and make the scion designers design the camry. Looks are everything. Look at the acura TL. The previous generation TL sold record numbers (it looked great). The new TL is hardly selling 25% of the old versions numbers.
    Accord still looks better than camry. Accord just needs to loose the overuse of chrome plated plastic all over. Heck, even Kias look better than toyotas.
  • gooddeal2gooddeal2 Posts: 750
    My recommendation: Fire the designers in toyota and make the scion designers design the camry.

    ...not like the new tC.
  • mrnadirmrnadir Posts: 25
    I have not seen the new tC. The old 2 door coupe was good. Camry front and back dont match. It always seemed like they took 2 different cars and fused them together somehow. The lights dont go with the body etc etc.
    I think the reason is secretive japanese culture. Japanese makers dont want to get consumer input because they are scared that the trial consumer might take spy shots etc etc. The result is a design which is approved by a room full of really old confused japanese guys whose grandkids are studying in LA driving ricer style lowered honda civics.
    Ricers may like the styling but dont have the money to buy new cars.
  • Competition probably breathed a sigh of relief after seeing the new Camry, other than
    Entune didn't see that much to write home about. Toyota always seems to be worried about eating low end Lexus sales instead of going the distance and hitting out the park with something special.
  • toledo73toledo73 Posts: 130
    Interior room, comfort and egress are more important to me than exterior styling. I'm getting too old to fall in to and climb out of sedans! Plus most of my height is in my torso and this current camry's windshield stops just short of my eye level. Literally have to turn my head sideways to see a traffic light. Hope they changed that
  • When will dealers get the 2012 Camry? I heard it would be any day now. Also, will there be a new promotion for the 2011s when the 2012s show up?
  • It appears from the toyota site that a 2012 4 cyl XLE will be required to get the navigation feature in order to get satellite radio. Is this really true?

    If so, bummer...
  • Posted this in a different thread, but wanted to post here as it is about the 2012 camry se with navigation and entune.

    Test drove the 2012 camry SE today with navigation and entune. The guy wanted $500 OVER invoice and was peanuts for my trade in. I walked out. The interior seems somewhat improved from 2011. The navi display unit has slightly inferior resolution compared to the hyundai elantra. However after installing an app on your cell phone you can use your phone's internet connection in the car which is cool (similar to ford sync I suppose). It took me a while to get the internet working in the car but it did finally. Incase anyone sees this thread in the future - you need to install the entune app on your cell and register on myentune (free registration). I think they give you 36 mos of free entune service. dunno what they'll charge after that. The voice recognition worked slightly better than the sonata bluelink. It was however slightly slower.

    I still can't believe that 2012 models are still plagued by slow / poor resolution touch screen displays for navi/audio. It is nice to see that the trim comes with 90 days of free xm radio which worked fairly well. As the reviews indicated the steering is loose/weak. The i4 engine similarly (non cvt, I think) is probably more comparable to a hyundai elantra subjectively (i realize there is a horse power difference). Still quite noisy. Didn't test drive the v6. Despite all this I'd have considered purchasing it at the right price. The 0% 60 mos financing is for the 2011 model. No incentives/rebate for 2012 (atleast none that are announced per the dealership/or I could find). Along the same lines, I can't qualify for the $1000 recent college graduate promo either because they don't have a financing deal.
  • No, navigation is available in SE (4 cyl) as well.
  • The guy wanted $500 OVER invoice and was peanuts for my trade in.

    $500 over invoice is a fair deal for a brand new car. I agree w/ the trade in value. It seems the Toyota dealers want to make more money on the trade in than Nissan dealers at least by about 2k. I had the same experience about 4-5 years ago w/ my Altima and last year when my brother in law wanted to trade in his Corolla.
  • luckysevenluckyseven Posts: 134
    edited September 2011
    Car dealers (that doesn't apply to Toyota dealers only!) are in business to make money on cars. Buy low - sell high, why does it surprise anyone? Any trade ins will be re-sold with a good mark up. In today's economy a decent used car can be easily sold at full price by the owner.
  • gooddeal2gooddeal2 Posts: 750
    edited September 2011
    All dealers want to make money but Toyota dealers want more money compare to Nissan base on my personal experience. My guess is Nissan dealers only want to make about 2k while Toyota dealers want to make at least 4k on the used cars (3-4 years old cars).
  • That's a moot point, you can't make a generalization saying that for your specific used car any Nissan dealer would give you $2K more than any Toyota dealer.
  • Hmmm, I think my guess is very accurate...let see...for the last 14 years, I bought 3 Toyotas, 4 Nissans, 5 Infinitis.

    Also, I helped my families to buy 3 Nissans and 4 Toyotas. ;)
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