The newest 2016 Toyota Camry offers a lot of new a great things for the passengers as well as for the driver. First of all, it gives us a well-balanced and controlled ride that is going to be more than appreciative and also offers outstanding interior comfort specs that are spectacular for the segment as well. The new Camry is thus a very good choice both for the person behind the wheel and also the ones that are going to be in the passengers boot.
The Toyota Camry model is actually the best selling vehicle in America, even with the fact that it is competing against a vehicle such as the Honda Civic which has also posts some amazing selling rates. With the constantly growing market and the rivals in the segment getting better each year the Camry was supposed to keep up by offering updates for the car that are necessary to keep the car afloat in this very competitive market.
Last year we saw the last update that the vehicle has gotten and it was the first refresh the car has been give after three years of the debut of the redesigned model. As the refresh is still fresh, the 2016 will offer a Special Edition model that is going to help in tipping the favor towards the Camry for yet another period.
The first showcasing of the 2016 Toyota Camry Special Edition was scheduled for the Chicago Auto Show while the release date is going to come out a little bit later this year. All in all it is a modern refresh and a very good build for the car that sees some specially added parts of equipment for the car that were not standard in previous models. Red more about the car in this review.
2016 Toyota Camry exterior updates
Compared to the previous refresh that just came out only a year ago, the 2016 Toyota Camry is going to have some minor updates that are going to be placed on that same type of body. But it manages to squeeze in some new body panels and some minor elements which result in getting a completely different look than the Camry SE model. The best thing about this edition is the added paint job that the car is getting. You get two new options that are really vibrant when you look at them as you get to choose between the Blizzard Pearl and Blue Streak Metallic. Every special edition should add a spectacular color choice and they got it more than right with the new ones release here.
The model is also going to add new 18-inch wheels, that are going to be an inch larger compared to the ones found on the SE models. The new wheels get a machined face which is accented by a glossy black paint and are going to be made out of some lightweight alloy materials. Besides this the taillights are also going to be changed as well and are getting a smoked exterior housing which goes with the new paint job extremely well.
As the Camry functions mainly as a commuter that takes you from one place to the other, the 2016 Toyota Camry plans to add as much as details inside the car to make it much more enjoyable for you to experience the ride. The car carries over the satin chrome accents, wood trim and leather upholstery and adds a number of new features for the special edition form. Added are the special sport seats with special black SofTex lateral supports. They are made by the addition of blue patterned inserts and contrasting blue stitching. The same type of stitching is seen on the dash and the boot of the car and the floor math are complemented by Special Edition logos.
Standard features include power tilt/slide moonroof and a sporty-looking blue/white gauge cluster. Keyless entry and push-button start is also a standard inclusion while an Entune Audio Plus sound system is also added into the mix. You can get a special order by adding a Entune Premium Audio sound system which also includes Navigation and an App Suite. And finally, there is also a QI Wireless Charging interface available for your phone.
2016 Toyota Camry powertrain
As the 2016 Toyota Camry is a special edition model and as is the case with most of the such models, the engine is going to be carried over from the previous one here as well. They the 2016 model is going to adopt the powertrain from the SE model and is going to use the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and is still going to combine with the six-speed automatic transmission. The engine is going to make 178 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque and will have an estimated acceleration to 0-60 mph of 8 seconds and a top speed of 125 mph. The EPA ratings for this engine option are 25-mpg city and 35 mpg highway, but if you want some improvement in that department than you should check out the hybrid version which makes 9 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway.
Price and release date
The new 2016 Toyota Camry model is going to be released for sale this May. The release date was already set after its first showcasing at the Chicago Auto Show. The price for the special edition Camry is going to be $25,715, a bit higher as expected, and there are only going to be 12,000 units made.