While other companies may also have hybrid vehicles on the market – Ford and Honda, for example – most people consider Toyota and the company’s Hybrid Synergy Drive as the benchmark in the “going green” market of automobiles. Now this same environmentally-friendly and petrol-sipping technology is finding its way onto the company’s most popular mid-range sedan: the Camry.
The 2.4-litre gasoline engine puts out an adequate 147 horsepower, but with the addition of the 40 horsepower electric motor, the completely redesigned 2007 Camry has some good (but comfortable) jump to it. Like Toyota’s other hybrids, the Camry Hybrid makes use of a continuously variable transmission (CVT). There a bunch of nice features in the Hybrid that would be great additions to any car: these include a premium JBL audio system, built-in Bluetooth technology, and a Plasmacluster ionizer, micro dust and pollen filter.
Oh, the price? When the Camry Hybrid hits the market in May, expect to drop $25,900 MSRP for the base model, with extras costing more, of course. But hey, you’ll be getting 40 miles on the gallon in the city (38mpg highway), and you’ll be doing it with Toyota bulletproof reliability.