New 2022 Toyota Camry with Dynamic Force launching in Malaysia in Q1 but expect a price hike
Sanjay · Jan 12, 2022 11:48 AM
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 2022Toyota Camry (XV70) facelift, set to be introduced in the first quarter (Q1) of this year.
More importantly, the facelift will bring the much-wanted powertrain update: the 2.5-litre Dynamic Force engine and 8-speed automatic combination.
Since the Malaysian-spec Camry is fully-imported (CBU Thailand), expect specifications to mirror our regional neighbour's as below.
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
209 PS, 250 Nm
184 PS, 235 Nm
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.
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.
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 CrossHybrid, which launches on Friday, 14-January 2021.
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