Revised 2021 Toyota Camry starts from £32,260
Updated Toyota Camry gets styling tweaks, the latest technology and additional safety features for 2021
- Very minor styling tweaks
- New infotainment screen
- Hybrid powertrain unchanged
Full specifications for the refreshed Toyota Camry have been announced. The new car gets a minor styling update and the latest tech. It’s on sale now with a starting price of £32,260.
While its hybrid powertrain remains unchanged, Toyota is hoping the arrival of the new Camry will keep it competitive with recently updated rivals such as the Volkswagen Passat, Vauxhall Insignia and Skoda Superb.
2021 Toyota Camry: styling
The Camry has undergone a minor styling update for 2021, with the main changes focusing on the front of the car. It now features a slimmer front grille and new 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. At the back, the rear light clusters have been redesigned.
Specifications, trim levels and pricing
The updated Camry gets a couple of significant technology upgrades over the old model, with a new 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.
Every version of the new car now 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.
The entry-level Design model has leather-trimmed seats, a seven-inch infotainment touchscreen, sat nav and dual-zone automatic air conditioning. Front and rear parking sensors, LED headlights and daytime running lights, and 17-inch alloy wheels are also standard. Prices for the Camry in Design trim start at £32,260.
Above this, the Excel trim starts from £34,830 and has a larger, nine-inch infotainment touchscreen, heated and ventilated seats with electrical adjustment, a heated steering wheel with gearshift paddles and a wireless smartphone charging pad. Larger 18-inch alloy wheels are also fitted along with rear privacy glass. The top-spec model also gets additional safety kit, including a rear cross traffic alert system and a blind spot monitor.
Engine, performance and economy
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 120-127g/km.