Here we go, to all Priuscentis that need more power and space .
I already have quite a few pre-orders for the 07 Camry Hybrids !
Will be creating a Sales and info thread at the "Dealers" Section soon
so stay tuned !
For order info please go to: DEALER section and see
"Author" C.Rickey Hirose
January 18th 2006. More info released 07 Camry Hybrid !
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., unveiled the all-new 2007 Camry
and Camry Hybrid at a press conference today at the 2006 North
American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
In the 23 years since it was introduced as a 1983 model, Camry has
evolved to the quintessential American family sedan with iconic
The Toyota Camry, the best-selling car in America four years running
and eight of the past nine years, is completely new for 2007 as
Toyota engineers and designers follow a strategy that refuses to
take continued success for granted. Toyota set out to redefine the
new Camry. To accomplish this, Toyota chose to expand the very
definition of Camry and in the process create a new benchmark for
sedans. Designers rethought every aspect of the Camry, from its
chassis to its body, interior, accessories and drivetrain. The
result is a world-class sedan that not only redefines global
standards for comfort, performance and intelligent design, but also
is available, for the first time, with Toyota's Hybrid Synergy
"With the new 2007 Camry, Toyota once again raised the bar with the
family sedan," said Don Esmond, senior vice president, automotive
operations, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. "Camry's reputation as
the gold standard was developed over more than 20 years of refining
this excellent package and this new Camry continues that reputation."
As designers and engineers refined their goals, they focused on
trading what some owners felt was a conservative image for a more
stylish, athletic, modern image. At the same time, they sought new
standards of performance for both standard and hybrid models.
The challenge was to accomplish a thorough redesign without
sacrificing traditional Camry qualities, including roomy interior,
comfortable ride, low noise levels, and class-leading value. Toyota
designers accomplished those goals by rethinking every aspect of the
Camry, with special attention paid to improving driving dynamics,
comfort, low noise and
As interested as drivers will be in Camry's enhanced performance,
refinement, value and style, they'll also be interested in its fuel-
economy numbers. The standard four-cylinder CE model has EPA-
estimated city/highway fuel economy ratings of 24/34. Camrys
equipped with V6 engines have EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of
22 mpg city/31 mpg highway, while the Camry hybrid has fuel economy
ratings of 43 mpg city/37 mpg highway.
An all-new exterior design provides the 2007 Camry with a visual
impact that signals a departure from the upright style of its
predecessor. This new Camry shape is athletic and modern, with a
long, high-visibility cabin set on a horizontal underbody with
strong, rounded planes and elongated structures. The wheelbase now
is longer than before, and track is wider, with the wheels pushed
toward the extremes of each of the car's four corners.
Under the flowing lines of this sheetmetal is a body structure
designed to absorb collision-impact forces and help minimize impact
deformation to the passenger cabin. High-strength steel is used for
B-pillar and rocker panel reinforcement to help manage overall body
deformation in the event of a side collision.
Inside the passenger cabin, even the seat frames are designed to
receive and help absorb side collision loads and a cross member in
the center of the floor is used for the same reason.
The chassis was made more rigid by connecting the cowl front to the
upper suspension towers. Additionally, the Camry's hood, fenders and
their brackets, and cowl are designed to crumple and absorb impact
As a final design touch, these same panels feature an eye-appealing
appearance. The new Camry's front fascia, defined by hood, grille,
bumper and logo, is dignified and innovative and is completed by
headlights that incorporate a projector-type low beam that offer
both beauty and high performance.
While designers optimized the Camry's visual image, they also paid
attention to generating a sense of excitement in the driving
experience without sacrificing ride quality. To do that, they
increased wheelbase (109.3 in., up from 107.1 in.) but maintained
the same overall length, with a shortened rear overhang. Even with
this lengthened wheelbase, engineers delivered a reduced turning
Setting the stage for improved grip and driver feel are upgraded
wheels for all four Camry grades. Gone are the 15-inch wheels
previously standard on the LE. For 2007, the CE, LE, XLE and Camry
Hybrid will ride on 16-inch wheels of either steel or aluminum,
while the sporty SE gets unique aluminum 17-inch wheels with six
spokes. These are optimized to help ensure brake-heat dissipation.
Thanks to the use of enlarged wheels, brake discs also were enlarged
for improved feel and stopping power. Up front, ventilated 11.65-
inch discs are used, with solid 11.06-inch discs at the rear. A new
brake pad is adopted that provides 10 percent higher coefficient of
friction for increased stopping power over the previous model.
Finally, Toyota's Brake Assist, an electronic function that senses
an emergency stop and applies increased braking power once the
driver touches the brake pedal, is standard.
Front suspension is via MacPherson struts. At the rear, a dual-link
strut system helps provide an optimal balance between smooth ride
and secure handling. To help improve the Camry's handling and driver
feel, all lower control arms were lengthened, all spring, shock-
absorber and antiroll-bar values, and all suspension geometries,
were rethought and recalibrated.
The completely revised chassis was lab-tested using specs simulating
the road surfaces in every country in which Camry is sold. Then, to
add real-world verification to their new design, engineers road-
tested the new suspension design for more than 60,000 miles in more
than a dozen countries.
An essential and primary goal was to ensure that even the least
expensive Camry is equipped with a comprehensive list of features to
enhance its comfort, convenience and value.
The CE gets an impressive list of standard features, including
halogen headlamps with an automatic on/off feature, a tilt and
telescopic steering wheel, a six-speaker 160-watt digital AM/FM/CD
audio system with an auxiliary audio jack and a 2.4L four-cylinder
engine with a five-speed manual transmission. It also comes with 16-
inch wheels, a full complement of seven airbags, a vehicle
immobilizer and four-wheel disc brakes.
The Camry LE adds to this package a long list of additional
features, including an in-key remote keyless entry and eight-way-
adjustable power driver's seat. A V6 engine with dual exhausts is
Toyota's decision to distance the sporty Camry SE from the other
grades had a significant effect upon the chassis specifications
being developed for the new Camry SE. As was the case in previous
years, LE and XLE use basically the same chassis specs while the SE
uses springs, antiroll bars, shocks and bushings with firmer,
sportier values than those used in the other two grades.
But for 2007, there are other differences, as well. The SE has a
standard full body kit that positions the car 0.4-inches (10mm)
lower than other Camry grades. In addition, a V-shaped brace is
added to the SE's body between trunk and cabin and stabilizing
braces were added to the underbody to increase the body's torsional
rigidity. Finally, to make the SE more appealing to buyers seeking a
more dynamic driving experience, the SE delivers performance
enhanced by underbody aerodynamics borrowed from Toyota's experience
in Formula One.
Tuning the SE chassis involved making the underbody as flat as
possible to smooth the airflow under the car, and also to increase
the speed of the airflow. Engineers also carefully adjusted the
balance between front and rear downforce. The result is exceptional
stability at elevated speeds.
Features standard on the SE include sporty 17-inch aluminum wheels,
its own distinct black, honeycomb-style grille, ground effects body
enhancement, smoked tint halogen headlamps, unique sport-trimmed
interior in dark charcoal or medium gray with a leather-wrapped,
three-spoke steering wheel and amber-colored optitron gauges.
The XLE's list of standard features includes an upgraded dual-zone
automatic climate controlled system with steering-wheel controls, a
premium 440-watt JBL audio system with Bluetooth™ technology for
hands-free calling, wood-style trim, moonroof, rear reclining seats,
fog lamps and 16-inch aluminum wheels. Four-cylinder models are
equipped with standard special seat fabric designed to be gentle on
the skin, while V6 models feature standard leather-trimmed seats.
Options available on select Camry grades include a tilt/slide
moonroof, heated seats, voice-command DVD navigation system, leather-
trimmed seating, rear spoiler, Vehicle Stability Control and a Smart
Entry and Smart Start system with push-button start that allows
drivers to lock, unlock, or start the car just by carrying the Smart
Key on his/her person.
One of the primary goals the new Camry's design team set for itself
was to come up with a stylish design and a roomy, comfortable
The team turned its attention to maximizing interior space – in
particular, fore-and-aft space - without significantly enlarging the
Camry's exterior. It started by pushing the cowl, the bottom of the
car's windshield, forward for an increased sense of openness and
room in the Camry's passenger cabin.
Redesigned front seats also played a role in adding a feeling of
spaciousness to the Camry cabin. Additionally, seat-slide length was
increased to accommodate comfortable driving positions for larger
drivers and passengers. Manual seats have a range of 10 inches, and
power seats offer 10.2 inches of travel.
As a thoughtful detail, an assist plate - a place on which to
position one's hand for support while entering and exiting the
vehicle- was added to the outboard side of each front power seat-
bottom surround panel.
In an expansion of a seat technology first seen on the Toyota Prius,
the Camry's seats use Toyota's Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) seat
design. That means that each seat is designed to help manage
The 2007 Camry's door trim was redesigned for improved ease of use
of the door handles and switches. Designers maximized the size of
the space around the door handles for easier access.
Designers also paid careful attention to improving the comfort
available to rear-seat passengers. Footwell space for the rear seat
was enlarged, and additional rear seat legroom was provided.
Available rear legroom now measures 38.3 inches, up from 37.8 inches
in the previous generation Camry. To enhance comfort for rear-seat
XLE passengers, seatbacks now recline eight degrees from their
standard position. Alternately, a 60/40 non-reclining fold-down rear
seat is standard on CE and LE grades. Rear-seat passengers also get
dedicated personal reading lamps on moonroof-equipped Camrys.
So complete was the rethink of the Camry's interior that even the
seat fabric was redesigned. Used exclusively on the top-of-the-line
XLE four-cylinder model, the new standard fabric is treated by the
Fraichir process. In this process, fabric is coated with a naturally
occurring component called Sericin, which is extracted from silkworm
cocoons and refined. This substance is used because it contains a
natural moisturizing component.
Additionally, in their search for increased space, designers did not
overlook the Camry's trunk. With the 60/40 fold down rear seats, it
offers 15 cubic feet of luggage space. With the reclining or fixed
rear seats, it delivers 14.5 cubic feet of storage space. It is
equipped with a grocery hook, a utility box and a luggage net (on
XLE) for added convenience.
The revised interior involved a complete redesign of every detail of
the dash and console, in part to avoid the impression that the dash
crowds the Camry's passengers, and also to improve instrument
visibility and ease use of all controls.
The dash itself uses a two-level configuration with the upper level
moved toward the front of the vehicle to improve the impression of
In the instrument panel, instruments are larger than before, with
larger lettering and longer needles. The speedometer is marked in
five-mph increments, a step that is important to American buyers
because speed limits of 55, 65 and 75 mph are very common.
Additionally, the odometer and trip meters are illuminated at all
times to improve daytime visibility.
Special attention was paid to the audio/HVAC control panel. The
control panel features switches that are slimmer and neater than
previously, with larger lettering, and with surface luminescence for
easier use at night.
A standard multi-information display offers outside temperature
readings, possible cruising range, average speed, average fuel
consumption and trip odometer.
Designers built in many storage spaces around the front-passenger
area, including console side-pockets, marking the first use of this
storage option in a sedan. Storage options also include a large
front console box equipped with an accessory power socket and an
auxiliary audio jack - this box is big enough to store eight CD
jewel cases. Other storage areas include an accessory box behind the
shift lever containing another accessory power socket, a 354 square
inch rear-console box with a card holder and a movable tray, and,
adjacent to the shift lever, holders for two large cups.
A new HVAC system, standard on the XLE and Hybrid, incorporates
automatic climate-control with separate left and right zones. This
new system uses Plasmacluster ionizer technology to help reduce
airborne mold spores, microbes, fungi, odors, germs and bacteria
inside the passenger cabin. The plasmacluster ionizer does this by
artificially creating positive and negative ions that seek out and
surround harmful airborne substances.
Engines and Transmissions
The 2AZ-FE engine, standard across the Camry grade lineup, is based
on the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine from last year, but is
substantially upgraded. This redesign employs optimized intake and
exhaust systems, as well as strategies that reduce internal friction
and enhance engine-block/crankcase rigidity. The result is improved
power output with exceptional fuel economy and reduced noise and
This engine is based on bore/stroke dimensions of 3.48 x 3.78 inches
(88.5 x 96mm) for a displacement of 2,362 cc, or 144.1 ci, and
develops 158 SAE horsepower. During their revision of the existing
engine, engineers boosted the compression ratio slightly to 9.8:1,
altered the cam profile and paid particular attention to reducing
friction through strategies such as reducing the tension of the
piston rings while increasing their tensile strength. Finally, they
reduced piston weight, optimized the balance shaft, improved sound
insulation performance of the engine cover and improved the engine
With this engine, Camry buyers have the choice of either five-speed
manual or electronically operated five-speed automatic transmission.
For those looking for more power, the new 2GR-FE engine – a 24-
valve, DOHC 3.5L V6 - is available in the LE, SE and XLE. This
engine is designed to deliver up to 40 percent better acceleration
over the 2006 model year Camry 3.3-liter V6. The V6 is based on
bore/stroke measurements of 3.70 x 3.27 inches (94.0 x 83.0 mm) for
a displacement of 210.9 ci, or 3,459cc, and uses a compression ratio
of 10.8:1 to generate 268 SAE horsepower.
The dual camshafts, which are chain-driven, employ Dual Variable
Valve Timing with intelligence (Dual VVT-i) for optimal cam timing –
and therefore maximum power production - at all RPM levels.
Engineers improved airflow through every element of the engine's
intake tract. This includes improving air-cleaner shapes, intake
ducts and the intake manifold and cylinder head intake ports. In
addition, valve openings were enlarged and exhaust pressure loss was
reduced from the exhaust manifold to the muffler. Engineers modified
the shape of the Camry's taper-squish combustion chambers to make
maximum use of that air. And they provided exhaust manifolds that
incorporate catalytic converters for greater efficiency.
Harnessing this engine's output is an all-new six-speed automatic
transmission that uses 21 percent fewer parts than the conventional
five-speed automatic transmission it replaces. This new
transmission, which can be shifted sequentially, relies upon a newly
developed gear train that uses a Ravigneaux-type compound planetary
gear for reduced size, weight and friction.
This new transmission also uses a quick-response, low-friction
clutch pack for enhanced fuel economy; an ultra-flat, low-inertia
torque converter for high transmission efficiency; a set of high-
response, low-slip clutch packs and new electronic and hydraulic
control systems that incorporate an intelligent shift control that
learns driver's driving style and selects gears based on that style.
As a result of this development, transmission kickdown response was
cut to 0.5 seconds, more than twice as fast as the response of the
transmission this new one replaces.
The standard audio system in the 2007 Camry incorporates an
AM/FM/six-disc in-dash CD changer with six speakers and uses a four-
channel digital amplifier that produces 160 watts of output.
Additionally, all audio systems are capable for reading CDs with MP3
The premium JBL system, standard in the XLE and Hybrid, offers
AM/FM/six-disc in-dash CD changer with eight speakers and an eight-
channel, 440-watt digital amplifier for low distortion and faithful
reproduction of a wide range of musical types and styles. When a
navigation system is added, the premium JBL system integrates that
system and comes with a four-disc in-dash CD changer. The JBL audio
system includes Bluetooth® technology for hands-free telephone
All 2007 Camrys come equipped with an Antilock Brake System (ABS),
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), and Brake Assist. Vehicle
Stability Control (VSC) with traction control, an electronic system
that controls engine output and brake application on individual
wheels to help control loss of traction in turns, is available as an
Dual-stage advanced SRS airbags are standard on all Camry models.
Standard seat-mounted side airbags and side curtain airbags help
provide coverage for the length of the passenger compartment. A
driver's knee airbag also is standard.
Toyota extends its hybrid leadership by making its exclusive Hybrid
Synergy Drive available in the 2007 Camry. Hybrid Synergy Drive
consists of dual gas and electric power sources that are
complementary and produce a combined 192 horsepower. This system
varies power between gas and electric, or both, as needed.
The first half of this system consists of the 2.4L four-cylinder 2AZ-
FXE Atkinson-cycle engine, which generates 147 hp and is coupled to
a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The second half of the
Hybrid Synergy Drive equation consists of a small, specially
developed electric drive motor that produces 45 horsepower, an ultra-
small inverter with a specially designed compact battery and a
transaxle to provide the economy and seamless performance hybrid
In addition to its groundbreaking Hybrid Synergy Drive, Camry Hybrid
comes with a long list of standard features. These include a tire-
pressure monitoring system, halogen headlamps with automatic on/off,
a premium JBL audio system with an auxiliary audio jack and
Bluetooth® technology, cruise control, a tilt and telescopic
steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control heating and air
conditioning, an eight-way-adjustable power driver's seat, a 60/40
split fold-down rear seat, 16-inch aluminum wheels, heated outside
rear-view mirrors and much more.
Additionally, the Camry Hybrid is equipped with an "ECO" button that
limits energy consumption by the HVAC system and under certain
conditions can help improve fuel economy.
Because there are situations in daily driving in which the gas
engine in a Toyota hybrid is completely shut down, air-conditioning
and power-steering systems are driven electrically, rather than by
the engine. This ensures these features will continue to operate,
whatever the status of the Camry Hybrid's drive system.
Finally, special attention was paid to the vehicle underbody with
the use of wheel spats and underbelly pans resulting in a low
coefficient of aerodynamic drag (Cd) of 0.27, which helps increase
The 2007 Camry and Camry Hybrid are covered by Toyota's 36-
month/36,000-mile basic new-vehicle warranty that applies to all
components other than normal wear and maintenance items. Additional
60-month warranties cover the powertrain for 60,000 miles and
corrosion perforation with no mileage limitation.
The Camry Hybrid also has an eight-year/100,000 mile warranty that
covers the hybrid–related components, including the HV battery,
battery control module, hybrid control module, and inverter with
JAN 9th 2006 : Here it is the info 07 Camry Hybrid MPG and more !
Camry Hybrid: 43/37 city/hwy MPG: Camry 4 Cyl ICE Automatic transmission 24/34 city/hwy MPG:
Click on the link here.
07 Camry Hybrid
Toyota extends its hybrid leadership by making its exclusive Hybrid Synergy Drive
available in the 2007 Camry. Hybrid Synergy Drive consists of dual gas and electric power
sources that are complementary and produce a combined 192 horsepower. This system
varies power between gas and electric, or both, as needed.
The first half of this system consists of the 2.4L four-cylinder 2AZ-FXE Atkinson-cycle
engine, which generates 147 hp and is coupled to a continuously variable transmission
(CVT). The second half of the Hybrid Synergy Drive equation consists of a small, specially
developed electric drive motor that produces 45 horsepower, an ultra-small inverter with a
specially designed compact battery and a transaxle to provide the economy and seamless
performance hybrid drivers seek.
In addition to its groundbreaking Hybrid Synergy Drive, Camry Hybrid comes with a long
list of standard features. These include a tire-pressure monitoring system, halogen
headlamps with automatic on/off, a premium JBL audio system with an auxiliary audio jack
and Bluetooth® technology, cruise control, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, dual-zone
automatic climate control heating and air conditioning, an eight-way-adjustable power
driver's seat, a 60/40 split fold-down rear seat, 16-inch aluminum wheels, heated outside
rear-view mirrors and much more.
Additionally, the Camry Hybrid is equipped with an "ECO" button that limits energy
consumption by the HVAC system and under certain conditions can help improve fuel
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid to Debut In January 06
December 8, 2005 01:48 PM - Michael G. Richard, Ottawa
Finally, details on the 2007 Camry hybrid are coming! We have already said that we expect the Camry hybrid to use a 4-cylinder engine and we have posted the first photos of next generation Toyota Camry, and now Toyota has announced the world premiere of the car: "the all-new 2007 Camry mid-size sedan and the much-anticipated Camry Hybrid [will be unveiled] at a press conference at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in Detroit." The press conference will be held on Monday, January 9 at 1:20 PM and a video of it will be available on the official Toyota website.
The press release adds:
Toyota extends its hybrid leadership by making its exclusive Hybrid Synergy Drive available in the 2007 Camry. The Camry Hybrid will deliver the highest level of Camry performance ever achieved in both fuel efficiency and low emissions and also achieve impressive power.
We'll have to wait to see how much emphasis they have put on each of these three elements, but if the car really has a 4-cylinder engine and a drag coefficient of 0.28, we can expect good fuel economy.
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