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Toyota Camry. Designed for executives of life, now redesigned to make waves as well.

Written by Media Manager.

2015 Toyota CamryThe all new Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid represents the largest scale update to this proven, popular sedan range in many years. Click to enlarge.

Camry is designed for those who get things done.
It’s ready for all the situations that work or life throw at you. We understand that things can change in an instant; from board room to board shorts, from home life to high life, from work trip to road trip, from running the kids to running free. We know what drives you to have it all, and now we know what you’ll drive too.

You’re an executive of life, constantly balancing the demands of work and home - the Camry is designed to help you through all that life throws at you.

2014 Toyota Camry RZThe last generation Toyota Camry RZ - stylish and performance orientated, this is the executive choice and is now coming into the late model used market! Click to enlarge the image. 

LOOKS AS GOOD ON THE OUTSIDE AS IT FEELS INSIDE

The new Toyota Camry demands you take a second look, and a third. Not a single aspect has been left untouched by the design team.

2015 Toyota Camry

The arrival of the facelift Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid represents the largest scale update to this proven, popular sedan range in many years.

With a completely new exterior look and interior upgrades, Camry GL, Atara, Atara S and Atara SX complete the petrol range, with the Atara SX showcasing improved on-road dynamic.

While hybrid petrol-electric variants share the GL and Atara S grades with an additional Atara SL luxury grade, the hybrid model line-up has expanded from two to three grades, with grade names now aligned with Camry petrol models.

“Through progressive generations the Camry has become a dependable mainstay of the Toyota line-up, offering a great balance between power and economy, driver comfort, passenger space and competitive levels of specification,” says Spencer Morris, Toyota New Zealand General Manager of Product.

According to the car’s chief engineer Masato Katsumata, the new-look Camry was developed for customers who want a car with more emotional styling and greater driving enjoyment.

“We wanted to produce a Camry that appeals to its traditional customers as well as to younger buyers,” he says.

“As a result, the latest Camry is the boldest-looking Camry ever. The car is more expressive, more athletic and more confident.”

In fact, as far as the 2015 Camry exterior design goes, the only external panel that remains unchanged from the previous generation is the roof.

The Camry GL imparts an elegant stance, with a horizontal lower grille design that sets it apart from the sportier honeycomb patterned grille on the new Camry Atara, Atara S and top grade Atara SX and Atara SL Hybrid.

 

IF IT LOOKS AND FEELS THIS GOOD, IMAGINE HOW WELL IT DRIVES

Sleek new Halogen headlight clusters feature a mix of grade-dependent chrome or piano black accents, while all models now boast standard LED Daytime Running Lights for improved safety; an important new attribute for a model with a solid reputation for comfortable open road cruising.

The exterior changes extend to the Camry’s flanks and rear, with newly designed rear combination tail lights and grade-specific bright or smoked chrome boot garnish. New exterior colour options make their debut in the new line-up also, with Ocean Mist and Indigo joining the large colour palette.

Inside the spacious cabin, Camry drivers will note updated seat fabrics in all grades, new colour combinations for the Atara SX’s leather sports seats, a newly designed three-spoke chrome-accented steering wheel featuring audio and Bluetooth hands-free phone controls, voice recognition on all Atara grades, as well as easy-to-use Display Audio systems for all iterations.

Two entirely new grades also join the Camry line-up for 2015.

The Camry Atara creates a stepping stone between the entry GL and the sportier themed Atara S and packs plenty of quality highlights, and a new Hybrid Atara S variant joins the Hybrid family positioned between the GL and Atara SL.

Camry’s Atara SX grade showcases a sportier character; 18” five spoke gloss black alloy wheels and sports suspension, a sport front lower radiator grille, rear spoiler, powered leather sports seats for the driver and interior trim accents.

What’s more the Camry Atara SX also features exclusively re-tuned Electronic Power Steering to provide for the sharper driver feedback expected from a sports-themed model.

Every Camry is powered by Toyota’s proven 2.5-litre four cylinder, Dual VVT-i petrol engine in two states of tune, both boasting eager acceleration. The Camry GL features maximum power of 133kW and 231Nm of torque, while Atara, Atara S and Atara SX grades push available power to 135kW and torque to 235Nm.

The Camry Hybrid continues to sport the 2.5-litre four cylinder VVT-i engine with hybrid drive. This fuel efficient powertrain developed by one of the world’s most experienced hybrid engine manufacturers’ offers up combined power of 151kW.

We believe the world can change, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your focus on quality and performance. The new Camry Hybrid affords you the opportunity to both enhance your driving experience and the environment. That is the promise inherent in the most exciting Hybrid vehicle in the market.

The Camry Hybrid Atara SL adds premium grade functionality in the form of rain sensing wipers, halogen headlamps featuring automatic high beam and reverse tilt outside rear vision mirrors with memory settings. Wood panel accents and leather trimmed seats and armrest, powered driver and front passenger seats, a powered back window shade and a premium quality JBL ten-speaker audio system with inbuilt navigation all add to the Atara SL’s premium position with Camry’s revised line-up.

Our world is changing, and Camry Hybrid allows you to keep pace. Whether your drive is taking you to the meeting or the market, the boardroom or the beach, the bright lights of city or the warm lights of home, this is the smart solution for the executives of life.

The Camry Hybrid’s class leading fuel efficiency and smart features throughout will take you from sales trip to road trip, and around the next bend.

Combined fuel consumption for Camry’s petrol model’s stands at an efficient 7.8-litres/100km, while the economical advantages of Toyota’s world class hybrid drive technology result in combined fuel economy of 5.2-litres/100km for Hybrid variants.

Every Camry packs a raft of standard and grade-specific safety equipment, including standard reversing camera technology with moving guidelines on the Atara SL and static guidelines for all other version, as well as a suite of seven airbags, including driver and front passenger, driver’s knee, front seat side and curtain airbags.

All grades also feature a comprehensive array of technologically advanced driver aids designed to help keep the Camry driver out of harm’s way. In addition to ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and TRC (Traction Control), VSC (Vehicle Stability Control), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) and BA (Brake Assist) are all standard features.

Lane Departure Alert, Blind Spot Detection and newly added Rear Cross Traffic Alert, along with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Toyota’s intelligent Pre-Crash safety system are also included within the suite of safety equipment in the Camry Hybrid Atara SL.

Camry Hybrid Models - The Executive Eco Option.

Perennially popular with fleet and private buyers alike, Toyota’s Camry and Camry Hybrid sedans have received a wholesale redesign for 2015.

A completely new exterior look, interior upgrades and the addition of the all new Camry Atara and Hybrid Atara S, make the 2015 Camry line-up the most comprehensively packaged yet. The Hybrid specific range nows includes the GL, new Atara S and the flagship Atara SL.

“Hybrid technology is becoming an ever-more commonplace solution for both fleet customers and private buyers alike,” says Steve Prangnell, Toyota New Zealand General Manager of Sales and Operations.

“With increased specification and choice, matched with Toyota’s proven hybrid drive technology, we will successfully build on the customer-driven reputation of this car’s predecessor.”

The Camry Hybrid range features redesigned bonnet, grille and front fenders, along with sleek new Halogen headlight clusters. All models now boast standard LED Daytime Running Lights for improved safety, newly designed rear combination tail lights and grade-specific bright or smoked chrome boot garnish.

In fact, the exterior updates to the 2015 Camry range are so comprehensive that only the roof panel remains unchanged from the previous generation vehicle.

Inside the cabin, Camry Hybrid drivers will note updated seat fabrics in all grades, new two-ring optitron meters in the instrument cluster augmented with a new 4.2” TFT Multi-Information Display, brushed metal and wood accents (on Hybrid Atara S and Hybrid Atara SL grades respectively), as well as a newly designed three-spoke steering wheel featuring Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio controls.

The newly added Camry Hybrid Atara S offers higher grade interior fabric and trim detailing from the GL variant, a powered driver seat with adjustable powered lumbar support (perfect for owners who spend a lot of their working week behind the wheel) and a six-speaker DLX Display Audio system. Premium 17” ten spoke alloy wheels and rear parking sensors are also standard specification on the Atara SL.

“Adding more depth to the Camry Hybrid range is a clear signal to our customers that Toyota New Zealand remains serious about introducing all the benefits of hybrid drive technology to an even greater audience,” continues Mr. Prangnell.

“In 2014 we sold 275 Camry Hybrid vehicles to a mix of fleet and private buyers; in fact more private buyers opted for Camry Hybrid models than non-hybrids last year, which tells us our customers are increasingly comfortable owning and running advanced hybrid technology and are looking to reap the fuel efficiency rewards it offers.”

Every Camry features revised and improved specification highlights for 2015, but perhaps none more so than the range-topping Camry Hybrid Atara SL.

The Camry Hybrid Atara SL provides the perfect middle ground for private buyers and fleet managers alike looking for executive transport and premium levels of fit and finish, yet a car which still offers all the practicality and world class efficiency of a hybrid powertrain.

Premium standard specification in the Camry Hybrid Atara SL includes rain sensing wipers, halogen headlamps featuring automatic high beam, an electro-chromatic inside rear vision mirror and reverse tilt outside rear vision mirrors with memory settings, stainless steel scuff plates, wood panel accents and leather trimmed seats and armrest, powered driver and front passenger seats, a powered back window shade and a premium quality JBL ten-speaker audio system with inbuilt navigation.

The Camry Hybrid features a 2.5-litre four cylinder VVT-I engine with hybrid drive. This fuel efficient powertrain, developed by one of the world’s most experienced hybrid engine manufacturers, offers up combined power of 151kW and is paired with an Electronically Controlled Variable Transmission (E-CVT).

Combined fuel consumption of 5.2-litres/100km for Camry Hybrid GL, Hybrid Atara S and Hybrid Atara SL highlights Toyota’s ability to engineer comfortable, spacious executive level motoring that remains steadfastly economic to run and own.

Every Camry packs a raft of standard and grade-specific safety equipment, including standard reversing camera technology with moving guidelines on the Atara SL and static guidelines for all other models, as well as a suite of seven airbags, including driver and front passenger, driver’s knee, front seat side and curtain airbags.

All grades also feature a comprehensive array of technologically advanced driver aids designed to help keep the Camry driver out of harm’s way. In addition to ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and TRC (Traction Control), VSC (Vehicle Stability Control), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) and BA (Brake Assist) are all standard features.

Lane Departure Alert, Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Toyota’s intelligent Pre-Crash safety system are also included within the suite of safety equipment in the Camry Hybrid Atara SL.

Meet the Bowater Toyota Team

Steve Webster - Sales

2017 toy stevew01Steve Webster moved here with his wife Gail and then two teenage daughters from London in the UK at the end of 2012. He came to Nelson after a varied career culminating in working for the NHS (National Health Service) as Technical Projects Manager. He joined us bringing with him an excitement for discovering a new lifestyle, making new friends and growing business networks in a brand new town.

He is an old fashioned kind of guy, with a love of old fashioned customer service - pop down for a coffee or tea and have a chat to Steve, he will get you into your dream vehicle easier than you ever thought. 
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