While Toyota is being pushed kicking and screaming into the battery electric vehicle era, it has been the undisputed leader in hybrids for a generation. And now it’s large sedan is going all-in on the technology, as the 2025 Camry will be available only with a gas-electric powertrain.
The ninth generation of the popular car will feature a 2.5L four cylinder engine paired with the brand’s fifth-generation Toyota Hybrid System (THS5) that includes two electric motors for the front-wheel-drive model for a combined 225 hp. Also available is Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD), which is available on all trim levels and adds a third motor to the rear wheels for a combined 232 hp – 30 hp more than the previous Camry with mechanical AWD. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard for both powertrains.
“Toyota has led the industry in providing drivers with vehicles that reduce emissions and boost fuel efficiency,” says Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “We have sold more than 20 million electrified vehicles worldwide since 1997 and today we offer Canadians a broad range of models to ensure there’s an electrified vehicle for every lifestyle,” “This includes a growing number of models that are exclusively hybrid-electric such as the Prius, Crown, Venza, Sienna, and Sequoia – and we’re excited to add another core model, the Toyota Camry, to that list.”
Toyota says it’s added a new level of comfort and a more premium feel to the Camry. It also gets a fresh update on its exterior styling that echos its higher-end brethren, Lexus. The Camry will come in SE and XSE ‘sport’ trims, while the XLE is the top luxury trim level.
Inside, the SE gets an 8-inch Toyota Multimedia System touchscreen, with the XSE and XLE sporting a 12.3″ screen. Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 is standard on all models, and includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Lane Tracing Assist, Road Sign Assist, Automatic High Beams and Proactive Driving Assist.
No pricing has been revealed yet; expect to see the 2025 Toyota Camry on dealer lots by early next year.