Toyota has launched an upgraded Camry RZ Special Edition, with satellite navigation now added to the standard equipment list.
Last offered in the middle of this year limited to 1100 examples, the Camry RZ is restricted to just 700 units in this second roll out, this time featuring satellite navigation with SUNA real time traffic updates, a seven-inch touch-screen interface, six-speaker Digital Audio (DAB+) and voice recognition.
These upgrades come on top of the extra equipment already added to the Camry RZ, representing total additional value approaching $5000, while this Special Edition model is priced just $2,700 above the Camry Altise on which it is based, fetching a sticker of $29,190 plus on-roads.
Those additional features include 18-inch gloss-black alloy wheels shod with low-profile tyres, an Australian-developed sports suspension package, twin exhaust system and a unique exterior design treatment.
The grippy 45-series rubber and faster steering-gear ratio promise heighten driver engagement and improved agility while the dual exhaust lifts the 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine’s outputs to 135kW of power (+2kW) and 235Nm of torque (+4Nm). Fuel economy is rated at 7.9L/100km.
On the outside, the sports-mesh radiator grille, halogen headlamp inserts, exterior mirror casings, boot-lip spoiler and rear-bumper diffuser are finished in gloss-black to match the sports alloy rims.
Front and rear corner parking sensors are also standard, while specific RZ decals on the lower rear door and boot lid enhance the car’s sporty personality.
Two gloss paint colours are available at no extra cost – diamond white or cherry. Three other premium colours – silver pearl or graphite (metallic) or eclipse black (mica) – are $450 options.
The sports theme continues inside with dual-zone climate-control automatic air-conditioning, three-spoke steering wheel, RZ-branded front floor mats as well as keyless smart entry and smart start all standard inclusions.
The RZ 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.