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2016 Toyota Camry gains sporty touches and more kit


The seven-model Toyota Camry range has been updated with minor styling tweaks and improved equipment levels across the line-up.

User-friendly additions to the mid-spec Camry Atara SX include satellite navigation and expanded Toyota Link connected mobility operated via a larger seven-inch screen that is also the command centre for the newly fitted JBL premium audio system and digital (DAB+) radio.

Cosmetic enhancements add to the sporty appeal of Atara SX with new 18-inch alloy wheels and red accents along the lower edge of the front grille and rear-bumper diffuser.

The Atara SX also gains a power sunshade for the back windscreen and its reversing camera image now offers superimposed predictive guidelines that move as the driver turns the steering wheel.

The revised range goes on sale from June 6 with the only price change being an extra $1,500 for the Atara SX.


Every Camry, starting with Altise, is now fitted with ISOFIX attachment points for child safety seats in the rear. Camry’s petrol and petrol-electric engines have also been certified to the higher Euro 5 standard.

All Camry Atara models now have front and rear corner parking sensors.

The interior of the petrol Atara S is upgraded with the addition of a full-colour 4.2-inch multi-information display.

At the top of the range, the Atara SL features new technology with a wireless phone charger for compatible phones. The 18-inch alloy wheel package, which includes a sport suspension set-up, is optional on the SL.

Toyota’s executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb said the latest upgrades across the range demonstrated the company’s commitment to continuous improvement and the long-term future of Camry.

“Toyota will continue to build on Camry’s success with advances in technology, safety, comfort and convenience, value and driving enjoyment, ensuring it remains one of Australia’s favourite cars for many years to come,” Mr Cramb said.

“Families and business owners will appreciate the added appeal of the new features, while the introduction of the new-technology wireless phone charger will give Camry an edge in the competitive prestige segment above $35,000,” he said.


Camry is in its 23rd consecutive year as Australia’s best-selling mid-size car – an unbroken run that began in 1994.

Every Camry has a five-star safety rating with standard fitment of seven airbags, reversing camera, vehicle stability and traction control, and anti-skid brakes with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution.

Camry Altise, Atara S and Atara SL are available with 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol or hybrid petrol-electric drivetrains. The petrol-only Atara SX is the most agile and responsive Camry ever built thanks to its dynamic package that was conceived and developed locally.

The 2.5-litre petrol engine develops 133kW mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Dual exhausts on petrol Atara models lift output to 135kW. Fuel use is rated at 7.9L/100km.

Hybrid variants develop a maximum 151kW from the combination of the petrol engine, 105kW electric drive motor and electronic continuously variable transmission, sipping 5.2L/100km.

2016 Toyota Camry pricing (excluding on-roads)

ALTISE $26,490 $30,490
ATARA S $29,490 $32,490
ATARA SX $33,490
ATARA SL $37,440 $40,440

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