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The Toyota Camry is coming back to Ireland after 14 years

The big four-door saloon goes on sale next year.

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AFTER 14 YEARS away from our roads, Toyota is re-introducing the Camry in Ireland.

The Toyota Camry is a large, comfortable four-door saloon that, back in the day, was beloved by families, taxi drivers and members of An Garda Síochána.

And the Camry is one of the best selling cars in the world – in fact, as of June this year it is the seventh best selling car in the world.

The new Camry will share its chassis with the new Lexus ES executive saloon, which means it will have the same flexible TNGA (Toyota New Generation Architecture) platform. This platform also underpins the Auris, Prius and RAV4. Like the Lexus ES it will also use the Atkinson-cycle 2.5-litre petrol four-cylinder engine, allied to a hybrid electric motor and a CVT automatic transmission. This expands Toyota’s line-up of hybrid electric vehicles to eight models.

The old XV30 Camry used a rather thirsty 2.4-litre engine, so this hybrid powertrain will make the new Camry more economical and a lot cheaper to tax than it used to be thanks to lower CO2 emissions. This should make the car more appealing to business users and fleet buyers.

Those interested can already register with Toyota for more information and updates but the new Camry isn’t due here until 2019.

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