While the RAV4 is the best-selling Toyota in the United States, the Japanese brand doesn’t forget its second best seller: the Camry. The ever-popular sedan will soon enter a new generation and a preview image gives us a first look at the model.
Toyota’s preview image keeps most of the new Camry’s design under wraps. It simply shows what looks like part of a trunk lid, with a horizontal trim piece that presumably has “CAMRY” written on it, and lights that look thinner than those found on current-generation models. We thought a sketch leaked in September 2023 revealed the front end of the new sedan, but that turned out to be a false alarm.
One thing is certain: the “AWD” and “HEV” badges confirm that the next-generation Camry will be available with all-wheel drive and hybrid powertrains. Both options appear on the current Camry’s list of available features, but cannot be ordered together. The hybrid system is currently only compatible with front-wheel drive, and the all-wheel drive system is only compatible with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.
Toyota will unveil the next-generation Camry on November 14th at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time (7:00 p.m. in California). More details about the sedan could be revealed in the coming days, and we could see the new Camry in metal for the first time at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
If you’re wondering why Toyota spent money on a new Camry even as buyers gravitate toward crossovers, take a look Sales figures 2022 will answer your question. In the United States, the RAV4 topped the brand’s sales charts with 399,941 units sold. The Camry took second place with 295,201 sales. That’s a big drop compared to 2021, when 313,795 new units of the Camry found homes, but the sedan remains relatively popular. It sold more than the Corolla (222,216 units), the Tacoma (237,323 units) and the entire Lexus division (258,704 units).