Revised 2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid breaks cover

Styling tweaks, updated technology and additional safety features for Toyota Camry

  • Very minor styling tweaks
  • New infotainment screen
  • Hybrid powertrain unchanged

The Toyota Camry Hybrid has been updated for 2021 with styling tweaks, upgraded interior tech and additional safety features. Full pricing and specification details will be confirmed closer to the car going on sale in spring next year. 

The revised Camry gets a slimmer front grille with gloss black plastic slats either side of the front badge. The alterations to the front bumper are restricted to restyled side air intakes that are marked out by a more prominent chrome trim piece. 

New 17- and 18-inch alloy wheel designs have also been added, with the latter getting a two-tone, machined finish. 

The new car also gets a significant technology upgrade over the old model, with a larger dash-mounted nine-inch infotainment touchscreen replacing the integrated unit in the old car. According to Toyota, the new system is faster and more responsive to user inputs than before thanks to improved software. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are fitted as standard. 

Full specifications and trim levels will be confirmed early next year but the equipment list will include a choice of beige or black leather upholstery with ventilated seats. Two new trim finishes are also available for the instrument panel, with a choice of black wood or titanium. 

The new Camry features Toyota’s latest Safety Sense technology suite. This includes intelligent adaptive cruise control, which works with road sign assist to automatically match the car’s speed to speed limit signs. It also gets Lane Trace Assist, which helps to keep the car in the centre of a lane when driving. Intersection Turn Assist also features, which is capable of spotting pedestrians or oncoming traffic when turning at a junction. 

There’s no change to the Camry’s 2.5-litre petrol engine, which is mated to a battery and electric motor. In total, this powertrain produces 215bhp, which is sent to the front wheels via a CVT automatic gearbox. Fuel economy and emissions are likely to be broadly similar to the old car, which manages up to 53mpg with CO2 emissions of between 98-101g/km.

Read our in-depth Toyota Camry review here, or read our picks for the best hybrids you can buy today. 

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