Japan's 2021 Toyota Camry gets RM 35k worth of GR parts - best daily next to GR Yaris?

Sanjay · Feb 2, 2021 05:00 PM

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The 2021 Toyota Camry has just received a facelift in Japan, encompassing a minor visual update as well as enhanced safety. The exterior nip-and-tuck makes the already good-looking car slightly sharper, but for those who want a little more zing, then this array of Gazoo Racing (GR) accessories package should to the trick. 

Bold, brash, beautiful

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As in-your-face as it gets.

With a name like 'Sensual Sport Style', you might not expect anything too sporty but hey, don't let the name fool you. This is still a very aggressively-styled Camry. 

We'll start with the front - GR has tweaked the fascia with a new gunmetal grey grille garnish and reworked the front splitter.

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Along the sides, there's a pair of dual-tone side skirts to go with the chunky, all-black 19-inch wheels.

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But the skirts aren't the only things coming in pairs - check out the shiny, stainless-steel quad muffler tips poking out from the retouched rear diffuser.

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To further enunciate your business-sportiness, GR has slapped on a large, raking spoiler on the bootlid.

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Add on the optional extras - the carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) number plate frame and door handle protectors - and buyers are looking at a JPY 860,200 (~RM 33k) bill. 

Tighter handling

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It's surely an eye-watering sum, and that's even before the performance damper is added on. The Yamaha-designed damper is the only performance part GR currently offers for the Camry, but we reckon it should complement the car's sporty handling nicely.

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The 19 x 7.5j alloy wheels are shod in 235/40R19 Goodyear EfficientGrip tyres.

That costs JPY 49,500 (~RM 1.9k), and when all's said and done, GR's modlist for the newly-facelifted Camry comes up at JPY 909,700 (~RM 35k). Quite a receipt, that!

So what do you think?

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The newly-facelifted Camry.

Although there's no definitive info about the GR-fettled Camry making its way here, us Malaysians can expect the facelifted D-segment sedan here sometime this year - pandemic situation notwithstanding.

To us, the Camry is clear winner in terms of ride comfort, superbly balancing on the thin line between firm body control and a comfortable ride. Check out our review article here.

And if you're comparing the Camry with the Honda Accord, we've compared them head-to-head in the video above, as well as in this article.

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