Toyota Nigeria Limited (TNL), exclusive distributor of Toyota brand of vehicles in Nigeria, has unveiled the 8th edition of the award winning Toyota Camry to the press and its dealerships. The unveiling took place in the company’s showroom in Lekki, Lagos.
In his remarks, the Managing Director of TNL, Mr. Kunle Ade-Ojo, stated that the Camry model which was first introduced in 1982 “has evolved through generations to what we are proud to describe as the 8th Generation All New Camry and which we are pleased to unveil to you today. It may be expedient to mention that as at 2015, over 18 million units of this delectable model have been sold across regions”.
The Managing Director who was represented by the General Manager Corporate Services, Mr. Bunmi Onafowokan, added that the new Camry “has undergone a total transformation and transition, from a proven sedan to one that pushes the boundaries of technology. It is a model that has enjoyed a high level of goodwill and acceptance not only for the SUPERIOR QUALITY engineering behind it but also for its stunning beauty”.
Raining praises on the new car, he said “”from its upgraded, trendier exterior to its spacious interior design, the latest model of the CAMRY available in 2.5L and 3.5L engines will readily arouse in its lovers a driving pleasure unparalleled in its class. Indeed it is a remarkable package of safety, comfort and performance in equal proportion”.
Giving detailed features of the car, the company’s Marketing Manager, Mr. Bayo Olawoyin, said the models of the new car being introduced into the Nigerian market are 2.5L and 3.5L Petrol engines.
He said the car comes with high efficiency, high power next generation “Dynamic Force Engine”, powerful acceleration and new direct shift 8AT contributing to low fuel consumption, sequential shifter that allows shift operation like in manual transmission, and improved noise reduction.
He added that the car is equipped with light weight high rigidity body and new suspension, new double wishbone rear suspension system, low centre of gravity resulting from overall height, floor height, lowered hood, high rigidity body with a 30% increased torsional rigidity, new four point engine mount to reduce engine vibration transmitted to the cabin, sound deadening and sound insulation material with increased areas and thickness.
Other features of the car include:
Intuitive, easy to use next generation interface and easy to read information display screen, easy to see 8 inch audio system, sporty space that surrounds the driver and increased cabin space.
Back monitor with pedestrian detector, intelligent clearance sonar rear cross traffic auto brake, adaptive front lighting system, rear electric sunshade, rear electric reclining seats, electronic parking brake.
The available 7-inch colour Multi Information Display will also display your current and average fuel economy, compass heading and audio presets.
The All New Camry offers 8-inch Multi-Media touch screen and available 6 speakers, 800-Watt Entune 3.0 Premium Audio. You feel more at home with this type of audio system.
The All New Camry comes standard with an Advanced Airbag System with advanced dual-stage SRS driver and front passenger airbags, in addition to front and rear side curtain airbags. There are 9 airbags in all and all focuses on your safety.
When the brake-hold switch is ON and the transmission is engaged other than Park or Reverse, the brake is automatically applied. In fact, the electronic parking brake will automatically engage after 3 minutes if the car has not moved.
Camry’s newly developed direct shift 8-Speed automatic transmission improves acceleration from a stop, provides a smooth ride even at high speeds and helps enhance fuel efficiency. The three distinct available drive modes give you even more control.
Rear seat can be reclined at the touch of a button, reduced gap between windshield and roof to reduce wind noise, a hood silencer to keep engine noise out of the cabin, rear control panel allows power seat, power sun shade and AC adjustment from the rear cabin of the vehicle.
215/55R17 tyre size, 6 Speed Automatic Transmission, 8 inches Display Audio, DVD, 6Speakers, dual auto AC, 1-12V console box, 2 USB at rear, Push Start, Cruise Control, Clearance/Back Sonar, Reverse Camera
235/45R18 tyre size, 8 Speed Automatic Transmission, 8 Inches Display Audio, DVD, 6 Speakers, 3-Zone Auto AC, 1-12V console box,2USB at rear, Push Start, Cruise Control, Clearance and Back Sonar, Reverse Camera, Rear seat control panel, reclinable rear seat