Malaysia to launch 2022 Toyota Camry facelift soon, Dynamic Force engine confirmed?

Eric · Oct 31, 2021 10:00 AM

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A recent report from Thailand's headlightmag has mentioned that Toyota Thailand is gearing up to introduce the new 2022 Toyota Camry facelift next week. Just yesterday, Indonesia has launched the facelifted Toyota Camry. 

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Current Toyota Camry pictured

As a quick refresher, the Malaysian-spec Toyota Camry is imported from Thailand, available in the lone 2.5V variant. Updates to the Thailand-spec Camry will likely be mirrored for Malaysia. 

Currently, the SST-free price for the Toyota Camry 2.5V is RM 188,763 (valid until 31-December 2021). 

Malaysia did not get the Dynamic Force engine at launch

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The Camry's 2AR engine

When local Toyota distributor UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) launched the XV70 Toyota Camry in Malaysia, the sole powertrain option is the older 2.5-litre 2AR-FE petrol engine from the earlier XV50-generation Camry and not the newer, more sophisticated Dynamic Force engine.

Also Read: If the 2021 Toyota Camry facelift addresses these complaints, we'll be onto a winner

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Australia's pre-facelift Camry also had the 2AR engine

Frustrated? Don't be, as it's not just Malaysia that received the XV70 Camry with the 2AR-FE engine. Countries like Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Russia, and Dubai also received the older engine with the pre-facelift XV70 Camry. 

Facelifted Toyota Camry will drop the 2AR-FE

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Australian-market facelifted Camry

Recent developments suggest that the ageing 2AR-FE engine will be phased out, including Malaysia. 

We say this because there is no country that sells the facelift XV70 Camry with the ageing 2AR-FE engine. Countries like Australia, Dubai, Russia, and Taiwan has dropped the 2AR-FE engine in the pre-facelift Camry and adopted the newer Dynamic Force engine. 

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Australian-market Camry facelift

Apart from the updated engine, the transmission also underwent an update. Out goes the 6-speed automatic unit, replaced with a newer 8-speeder (for 2.5-litre engines only). The smaller 2.0-litre Dynamic Force engine is mated to a CVT transmission. 

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Taiwan's Toyota Camry facelift

It is also worth noting that, at the moment, every market that had the older 2AR-FE engine in the pre-facelift XV70 Camry dropped that engine in favour of the newer Dynamic Force engine upon the introduction of the facelifted model. 

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Thus, when the facelifted Toyota Camry arrives in Malaysia later this year, there's a good possibility that we'll follow the footsteps of other countries and get the Dynamic Force engine. 

Is the Dynamic Force engine powerful?

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US-market Camry facelift shown

The 2.5-litre A25A-FKB found in the Thailand-spec Camry does 209 PS and 250 Nm, a good step-up from the 2AR-FE, which produces 184 PS and 235 Nm.

Power output
Engine Power (PS) Torque (Nm)
2AR-FE 184 235
A25A-FKB 209 250

Will the new Camry be more expensive?

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Prices of the Malaysia-bound, facelifted Camry will almost certainly be more expensive than the outgoing model. 

As a point of reference, when Toyota Australia launched the facelifted Camry earlier this year, prices went up by roughly AUD 2,000 (~RM 6,249).

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Being an imported-from-Thailand model, local taxes in Malaysia will amplify whatever price premium the Dynamic Force engine brings with it. 

Also Read: 2021 Toyota Camry facelift, new GR model launching in Malaysia, Q4 2021 - UMW confirms

What else do I need to know?

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Note the new floating-style infotainment display

Apart from the refreshed looks and improved powertrain, the updated Toyota Camry also introduces a new floating-style infotainment display, replete with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support.

It remains to be seen if the updated Malaysian-spec Camry will get the enhanced Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+) ADAS suite.

Eric

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Started from the IT industry but somehow managed to find his way into the automotive industry. If he’s not gaming, he’s constantly tinkering with his daily/weekend car.

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