New 2022 Toyota Camry with Dynamic Force launching in Malaysia in Q1 but expect a price hike

Sanjay · Jan 12, 2022 11:48 AM

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UMW Toyota Motor is off to a running start in 2022 – our checks with several dealers reveal that the company's next major launch in Malaysia will be the 2022 Toyota Camry (XV70) facelift, set to be introduced in the first quarter (Q1) of this year.

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The new mill. Photos of Thai-spec car used in this article, all courtesy of Autofun.co.th

More importantly, the facelift will bring the much-wanted powertrain update: the 2.5-litre Dynamic Force engine and 8-speed automatic combination.

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

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Still naturally-aspirated (NA), this set up phases out the 2.5-litre 2AR-FE petrol mill / 6-speed automatic transmission combination in the pre-facelift Camry currently sold here.

2022 Toyota Camry facelift price in Malaysia

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Said dealers also mentioned that a price increment is inevitable. For reference, the sole pre-facelift Camry 2.5 V is currently priced from RM 188,763.

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Thailand has four variants of the Camry, one of which is this 2.5 Sport

The facelifted Camry is likely to be priced even higher to the 2.5-litre Mazda 6 Sedan, which starts from RM 207,642 at the moment. 

Certainly a reason for the latter to worry, considering it's the oldest in the segment (first launched in 2012, facelifted in 2018, with a small update last year).

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All this means that the Honda Accord can breathe a little easier, seeing that the current price advantage it has over both named rivals will grow even further.

As it stands the Accord starts from RM 178,203 (1.5 TC), and tops out at RM 187,391 for the 1.5 TC-P with Honda Sensing.

Also read: Review: 2020 Honda Accord 1.5 TC-P - 7 Series space and tech for under RM 200k

2022 Toyota Camry facelift specs in Malaysia

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Since the Malaysian-spec Camry is fully-imported (CBU Thailand), expect specifications to mirror our regional neighbour's as below.

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First order will be a bump in power, with the new engine being more powerful than the mill it replaces.

2022 Toyota Camry vs pre-facelift
Engine Output

A25A-FKB
Dynamic Force

209 PS, 250 Nm
2AR-FE
Pre-facelift
184 PS, 235 Nm

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Though exterior updates are fairly minimal – new 18-inch wheels, a bigger gaping grille, redesigned headlights – the interior gains fresh leather upholstery and a 9-inch floating infotainment touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

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The Thai-spec Camry also gets the latest version of Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0), but with improved Pre-Collision System (PCS) that detects pedestrians and cyclists, and an updated Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) that now comes with Curve Speed Reduction.

Airbag count will be increased too, up to 9 in the facelifted Camry.

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Still, these are still a ways away, and pending any official announcements from UMW Toyota themselves. For now, they've got their hands full with the Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid, which launches on Friday, 14-January 2021.

Also read: CKD Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid specs in Malaysia confirmed, launching this Friday

Sanjay

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With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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