Toyata Camry Atara SX: Atara enhanced

Toyata Camry Atara SX: Atara enhanced

TOYOTA has updated its seven-model Camry range, with the bulk of improvements focused on the sporty Atara SX.

Additions to the SX include satellite navigation and expanded Toyota Link connected mobility operated via a seven-inch screen that is also the command centre for the newly fitted JBL premium audio system and digital radio.

Cosmetic enhancements include new 18-inch alloy wheels and red inserts along the lower edge of the grille and rear-bumper diffuser.

Atara SX also gains a power sunshade for the back windscreen and its reversing camera with predictive guidelines.

The only price change in the range is an extra $1500 for the Atara SX, which Toyota says is justified by the added equipment.

All Camry Atara models now have front and rear corner parking sensors.

The petrol S model gets a full-colour 4.2-inch multi-information display and the range-topping SL features a wireless phone charger, an 18-inch alloy wheel package and a sporty suspension.

Camry is in its 23rd consecutive year as Australia’s best-selling mid-size car Рan unbroken run that began in 1994.

Camry Altise, Atara S and Atara SL are available with 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol or hybrid petrol-electric drivetrains.

The petrol-only Atara SX is the most agile and responsive Camry ever built due to its locally developed dynamic package.

The 2.5-litre petrol engine develops 133kW mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Dual exhausts on petrol Atara models lift output to 135kW. Fuel use is 7.9 litres/100km.

Hybrid variants develop a maximum 151kW from the combination of the petrol engine, 105kW electric drive motor and electronic CVT, and use an average 5.2 litres/100km.

Prices start at $26,490 and top at $40,440.