Update: ‘Design’ section updated.
The Toyota Camry, America’s best-selling midsize sedan from the last 21 years, is expected to receive a full redesign and enter the ninth generation with the MY2024 update in 2023. It will continue in the market as a hybrid vehicle, perhaps with new variants. The 2024 Toyota Camry Hybrid should pack significant upgrades in all areas. Here’s everything that we know about the upcoming hybrid sedan.
The 2024 Toyota Camry Hybrid could feature a more aerodynamic design for a higher efficiency. That’s the formula we’ve seen on recent low-floor Toyotas like the 2023 Toyota Prius, the 2023 Toyota Prius Prime, and the 2023 Toyota Crown.
A hammerhead shark-like front and a smooth transition to the rear with a sloping roofline and fluidic profile could make the 2024 Camry Hybrid instantly recognizable next to the current model that’s sharp and boxy. We have created a rendering imagining it with this type of a design.
The 2024 Toyota Camry Hybrid we’ve rendered has a more lively and sophisticated character with an emotional and technical-looking front. The slim, C-shaped LED headlights consist of double-dash DRLs above and C-shaped quad low- and high-beam lights. There’s an ultra-slim upper grille between the main lights of the headlights, with a radar (for Toyota Safety Sense) integrated in the center. The air dam is shorter, wider, and more angular and features a mesh grille. The vertical side air inlets are purely for aesthetic purpose, and they sport double horizontal fins to give the front-end more aggression.
As for the interior, we know Toyota emphasizes form over function and prefers evolutionary upgrades through generations. As such, don’t expect it to follow European and South Korean models with unusual elements like a two-spoke steering wheel or a touch-operated climate control panel. The Japanese automaker is in no hurry to adopt minimalism and doesn’t believe in falsifying luxury.
In place of the 7-inch Toyota Audio and 9-inch Toyota Audio Plus touchscreen infotainment systems, the 2024 Toyota Camry Hybrid should pack the 8- and 12.3-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia touchscreen infotainment systems. Developed in the U.S., the Toyota Audio Multimedia comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual Bluetooth connectivity, Drive Connect Cloud Navigation (cloud navigation), OTA update capability, and a new voice assistant that responds to “Hey, Hi, Hello, Okay Toyota” prompts.
The 2024 Toyota Camry Hybrid could come with two series-parallel hybrid systems: an evolved THS-II with a 2.5-liter engine and the all-new Hybrid Max with a 2.4-liter turbocharged engine. The latter will likely serve the needs of customers who typically choose the performance-oriented 3.5-liter V6 engine in their Camry. There are rumors that the all-new Hybrid Max system may come in two versions, one that produces around 265 horsepower and one that develops around 335 horsepower.
For the first time, a Toyota Camry plug-in hybrid could also be part of the Camry line-up. There’s a rumor that Toyota may use the RAV4 Prime’s 302 hp plug-in hybrid system that combines a 2.5-liter engine with two electric motors, one at the front and one at the rear.
Price & Release date
The 2024 Toyota Camry Hybrid may debut in the second half of 2023 and start reaching U.S. dealerships a few months later. Prices will likely start at just under USD 30,000.
With a quarter of a million units sold every year in the U.S. alone and a potential life of over a million miles, the Toyota Camry is a crucial model for the company’s electrification goals. The reliable midsize sedan’s hybrid variant will likely be even more appealing to the masses with more efficiency, higher performance, and wider choice.
2024 Toyota Camry Hybrid FAQs
What is the 2024 Toyota Camry Hybrid release date?
The 2024 Toyota Camry Hybrid could debut in H2 2023.
What will be the 2024 Toyota Camry Hybrid price?
The base 2024 Toyota Camry Hybrid could cost just under USD 30,000.
Which cars will be 2024 Toyota Camry Hybrid rivals?
The 2024 Toyota Camry Hybrid will compete with the Honda Accord Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.
Featured Image: TopElectricSUV’s illustration of the next-gen Camry.