2025 Toyota Camry debuts with bZ face and 235 hp


Toyota took the wraps off the 9th-gen (12th-gen globally) Camry (XV80) for the U.S. market, scheduled to go on sale in the Spring of 2024 as a 2025 model. For the U.S. market, all variants pack a hybrid powertrain with an optional electronic on-demand AWD system.

The 2025 Camry adopts the brand’s new design language seen on recent models such as the C-HR and bZ4X. The design is a collaboration between CALTY’s Newport Beach and Ann Arbor studios. Depending on the trim, the new Camry sports functional aerodynamic air ducts, front-side canards, a rear diffuser, and a dual-tip exhaust. The XSE trim attempts to look more sporty with a color-matched front grille, a black trunk garnish, and of course, 19-inch multi-spoke black and smoke gray-finished alloy wheels. The SE trim rides on 19-inch multi-spoke black and smoke gray-finished alloy wheels.

Exterior color options include newly available Ocean Gem and Heavy Metal that will join Camry favorites like Ice Cap, Wind Chill Pearl, Celestial Silver Metallic, Underground, Midnight Black Metallic, Supersonic Red, and Reservoir Blue. The XSE trims add an available two-tone look with Ocean Gem, Wind Chill Pearl, Heavy Metal and Supersonic Red paired with a Midnight Black Metallic roof.

Inside, the top-end XLE trim is the first Camry to feature leather and Dinamica microfiber-upholstered seats—offered in Light Gray or Black. The XSE interior is available in two color themes: black with blue-lined perforations or red; the latter is apparently a fan-favorite. Both the SE and XSE trims come equipped with standard aluminum sport pedals and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters. Other key highlights depending on the trim include a 12.3-inch digital cluster, a 10-inch head-up display, an optional 12.3-inch touchscreen (8-inch standard), wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto connectivity, Qi wireless charging pad, and USB-A and USB-C ports. A Digital Key is available on XLE and XSE trims.

The 2025 Camry comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 (TSS 3.0), which includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Lane Tracing Assist, Road Sign Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Proactive Driving Assist. A Premium Plus Package includes Traffic Jam Assist, Front-Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Panoramic View Monitor, and Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking.


Moving on to the juicy bits of the story, the 2025 Camry in the U.S. market is powered by the so-called fifth-gen Toyota Hybrid System (THS 5) that combines a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine, two electric motors, a battery pack of undisclosed capacity, and of course, a CVT. One of those electric motors is coupled with the CVT to make it an eCVT. The system power output in this case is 168 kW (225 bhp/228 metric hp). The AWD models with an extra rear motor offer a system power output of 173 kW (232 bhp/235 metric hp).

But anyway, the standard suspension setup is apparently tuned for better responsiveness and agile handling, while there’s also a sporty-tuned setup available.

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