toyota camry hybrid malaysia review

Video: 2019 Toyota Camry 2.5V Review, Why Settle for a BMW 318i?

The eighth-generation Toyota Camry 2.5V raised a lot of eyebrows. It is the most expensive Toyota Camry ever sold in Malaysia priced at RM 196,888 (OTR without insurance). Under the sharp "keen Look" exterior, lies Toyota's latest TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform that adopts double-wishbone rear suspension, low centre of gravity and dynamic handling characteristic. Like most new-generation Toyotas, the athleticism of the Toyota Camry is more akin to a BMW rather than a traditional

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Feb 15, 2020

Panduan kereta terpakai: Toyota Prius, Honda Insight, Camry Hybrid kini berharga serendah RM 40,000 sahaja?

Toyota Camry Terdapat sedikit jangka masa pendek antara 2011 hingga 2013 ketika pembeli kereta Malaysia menikmati promosi terhebat - duti import dan eksais digugurkan sepenuhnya untuk model hibrid yang diimport sepenuhnya dengan kapasiti enjin di bawah 2,000 cc. Promosi tersebut telah membawa kepada lambakan model hibrid Jepun seperti Toyota Prius, Honda Insight dan Honda CR-Z di sini. Sekitar tahun 2009 hingga 2010, ada pengecualian duti juga tetapi pada tahap yang lebih rendah iaitu pengecuali


Oct 29, 2020

Video: 2021 Hyundai Sonata 2.5 Specs Review in Malaysia, Can Fight Honda Accord & Toyota Camry?

The latest 8th-generation 2021 Hyundai Sonata 2.5 aspires to capture buyers who are looking at the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Being a fully imported (CBU) model, the Sonata loses out on the price factor with a hefty price tag of RM 206,888 (OTR without insurance & SST). No powerful turbocharged engine nor ADAS in this all-new Sonata but there are some interesting features that may appeal to buyers. As mentioned in the video, the Sonata is going to sell for its novelty. Quirky features like t

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Jan 30, 2021

Owner Review: The Go-to Choice of the Family - My Story with the Toyota Camry

** This article is the personal experience of a 2016 Toyota Camry 2.5 Hybrid Luxury (XV50 Facelift) owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: JJ Chang Introduction The Toyota Camry nameplate holds a special place in the automotive world. One of the most popular D Segment sedans best known for its comfort, space, and reliability. The Toyota Camry also happens to be one of the most favoured cars in my household. It all started back in 2003 when my dad got his first Toyo

Owner ReviewOwner Review

Jul 16, 2020

Used hybrids are really cheap, so should you buy a used Toyota Prius, Camry Hybrid or Honda Insight?

There was a short period of time between 2011 until 2013 when Malaysian car buyers enjoyed a too good to be true deal - import and excise duties were completely waived for fully imported hybrid models with engine capacities below 2,000 cc. The Japan-made Toyota Prius, Honda Insight and CR-Z were introduced here. Between 2009 to 2010, duty exemption was also available, but at a lower rate - 100 percent exemption on import duties and 50 percent discount on excise duties. At a time when even the mo


Oct 20, 2020

2021 Toyota Camry facelift unveiled in Europe – arriving in Malaysia next year

Unlike in America and Asia, the Toyota Camry isn’t as huge in Europe but a facelift has just been unveiled for the 2021 Toyota Camry there. The Malaysian-spec Camry facelift could echo the looks of the European Camry facelift apart from the blue Toyota emblem. That’s right, the European-spec Camry facelift is only available as a hybrid. Powering the D-segment sedan is a 2.5-litre Dynamic Force hybrid engine that produces a combined output of 210 PS. In Europe, the Camry is mainly focused on the

CY FoongCY Foong

Nov 25, 2020

2020 Toyota Camry WS Black Edition celebrates the sedan’s 40th anniversary

Birthdays are always special and Toyota thinks so too, launching the Toyota Camry WS Black Edition in Japan to mark the Camry nameplate's 40th year anniversary. It’s based on the range-topping WS (Worldwide & Sporty) variant and features exclusive additions to give it more pizazz - most notably the Precious Black Pearl finish. Toyota says the colour is blended in such a way that the aluminium pigments help achieve a distinct contrast in different lighting conditions. In addition, it features a s


Aug 7, 2020

Review: The Toyota Camry (XV70) is the sports sedan old minds will refuse to acknowledge

(2020 Toyota Camry prices and specs | Gallery) It handles better than a Mazda 6, and has a steering wheel that's more communicative than some recent BMWs. It has a gaping wide mouth that scares young children away. How is this a Toyota Camry? A Toyota Camry is supposed to be sedate, staying in the safe middle ground, serving everyone well but impressing no one. It's understandable that many can't accept the new Toyota Camry's image, especially those who grew up at a time when Sony ruled consumer


Jan 13, 2020

Toyota Sienna 2020 adalah Camry versi MPV yang kita mahu di Malaysia

Toyota kini terus maju dengan memperkenalkan model baru akhir-akhir ini (seperti Yaris Cross dan Harrier). Di samping Toyota Venza 2021, Toyota juga telah melancarkan Sienna baru generasi keempat di Amerika Syarikat. Seperti model Sienna generasi sebelumnya, Sienna generasi keempat ini dibangunkan dan dibina di AS. Toyota Sienna 2021 buatan AS dibina di platform TNGA-K, seperti Toyota Camry generasi kelapan sekarang. Namun, tidak seperti dua pilihan enjin petrol dan hibrid pada Camry, Sienna 202


Aug 8, 2020

Coming to Malaysia, can the 2021 Toyota Camry facelift beat the Accord?

The D-segment sedan market is not as huge as before but it is synonymous with 2 models for nearly 30 years. The Toyota Camry and Honda Accord are dubbed the “towkay-mobiles” with the Camry generally seen as the ultimate uncle car between the two. However, the latest Accord has grown to be more mature and comfort-oriented while the current Camry has become sportier. Eh? What has the world come to? With Toyota launching the facelifted Camry for the American market back in June, we predicted that t

CY FoongCY Foong

Nov 19, 2020

All-new 2020 Honda Accord vs Toyota Camry – Specs comparison

The all-new 2020 Honda Accord launched back in February brought Honda’s A-game back to give a good fight against its arch rival, the stunningly beautiful 2018 Toyota Camry. If you think this will be another boring uncle’s car comparison, you’re in the wrong, because these two D-segment sedan has grown edgier, sportier and get this: fun to drive. (2020 Honda Accord Gallery | Specification | Full Review) Honda Accord How does these two compare based on specifications alone? To be fair, we will pit

Zamil SyaheerZamil Syaheer

Apr 26, 2020

The 2021 Toyota Sienna is a Camry-based MPV we wish we have in Malaysia

Toyota is on a roll with introducing new models lately (the Yaris Cross and Harrier are just two examples). Alongside the 2021 Toyota Venza, Toyota has also unveiled the all-new, fourth-generation Sienna. Like earlier-generation Sienna models, the all-new, fourth-generation Sienna is developed and built in the US. The US-made 2021 Toyota Sienna is built on the TNGA-K platform, similar to the eighth-generation Camry. That said, unlike the Camry’s range of petrol and hybrid powertrains, the 2021 S


May 19, 2020

The Daihatsu Altis is a more expensive rebadged Toyota Camry

Daihatsu and Toyota have always shared models with each other for years. Malaysians would even recognise this seeing how many first-gen Perodua Myvis being rebadged as a Toyota Passo or a Daihatsu Boon. But did you know Daihatsu also sells a rebadged Toyota Camry in Japan? In spite of sharing the name with the Toyota Corolla Altis, the Daihatsu Altis has been used on the Toyota Camry since 2000. Following the launch of the updated Camry in the land of the rising sun, Daihatsu also offered an upd

CY FoongCY Foong

Feb 5, 2021

New 2021 Toyota Camry facelift launched in Japan: 10 variants, improved TSS ADAS

Toyota has just launched the updated 2021 Toyota Camry in Japan, updating its D-segment sedan with new looks and improved safety. Like the American and European model, the Japanese market Toyota Camry gets a restyled exterior that encompasses a new front bumper as well as mildly-updated tail lights. New wheel design round off the Camry’s exterior. Japanese buyers also have the option of a sportier Camry WS. In addition to the sportier-looking front bumper, the Camry WS also gets a prominent rear


Feb 2, 2021

Owner Review: Superior Ride Quality Approved by Adrian - My Toyota Camry

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Toyota Camry 2.5V owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Kington Koh ↓↓↓ Press Here To Share Your Story ↓↓↓ There’s no such thing as the perfect car. What we buy is very much a representation of what we want or need. Nevertheless, the general criteria in car selection revolves around price, safety, performance, handling, reliability and both short and long term maintenance. Striking a balance of which comes first is always

Owner ReviewOwner Review

Jul 21, 2020

Toyota: CKD hybrids planned for Malaysia but clearer NAP needed

Following the announcement of the new National Automotive Policy (NAP) by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry earlier today, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has released a statement saying that it welcomes and supports the government’s directions for the automotive industry. “We are pleased that the government has provided an updated ‘roadmap’ for the development of the industry and this will provide direction and guidance which will be of great value to forward planning, especially where i


Feb 21, 2020

Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, VW Passat: Which D-sedan has the best resale value in Malaysia?

Malaysia's D-segment sedan market isn't what one can term as 'rapidly growing' - that's an honour SUVs wear. But for those looking for 'big cars' to impress family members with, the used car market is certainly a compelling place to look. So this is what we'll do today: we'll be comparing the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Volkswagen Passat in this edition of our resale value battle. To keep things fair, we only selected models that were updated/introduced for the 2017 model year. Toyota Camry


Apr 11, 2021

Toyota Camry: Antara sedan paling selesa di dunia - ini panduan beli secara terpakai

Toyota Camry merupakan antara sedan yang digemari oleh golongan veteran kerana ia cukup selesa. Malah keselesaannya boleh memalukan kereta yang berada di segmen premium. Ditambah pula dengan ruang kabin yang cukup luas dan senyap, Toyota Camry memberikan pengalaman seperti sebuah kereta eksekutif walaupun ia berada di segmen konvensional. Di Malaysia, populariti Toyota Camry meningkat secara mendadak sejak generasi XV30 beransur dimana ia menampilkan sentuhan kabin seperti Lexus. Jika anda masih


Dec 27, 2020

Buying a used Toyota Camry? Priced from RM 20k, here's what you need to know

Last week, we talked about what to look out for when purchasing a used Honda Accord, this week, we direct your attention to its direct rival, the Toyota Camry. Well known as the “uncle car”, the Camry has been offering reliability in an executive package since the early 2000s. Now that you can purchase a Camry for as low as RM 17,000, is it worth considering? Unlike the Honda Accord which we highly recommend setting your aim for the ninth-generation model, we don’t have a specific generation tha


Jan 2, 2021

Sejarah Toyota Camry – evolusi kereta eksekutif yang sejati

Toyota Camry cukup popular di serata dunia. Pada permulaan, ia dihasilkan untuk golongan eksekutif di Jepun. Dengan sambutan yang cukup menggalakkan, model ini telah mencetuskan idea buat Toyota untuk memasarkannya di peringkat global. Sejak itu, ia dianggap sebagai kereta global Toyota yang kedua selepas model Corolla. Untuk maklumat anda, asal usul Camry sendiri bermula daripada nama “Celica”. Toyota Celica Camry (A40/A50, 1979 - 1982) Model ini diperkenalkan pada Januari 1979 sebagai Celica "


Feb 6, 2021

Toyota Camry vs Honda Accord: Which D-sedan has better resale value?

Two of Malaysia’s best-selling D-segment sedans, the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, get pitched against each other in yet another comparison. Unlike our earlier comparisons that compared the attributes of the vehicle, for this article, we will be diving into their resale values and see which D-segment sedan holds its value better. Thanks to Carsome, they’ve compiled data for some of Malaysia’s best-selling cars, which includes both the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Earlier, we’ve compared the r


Oct 11, 2020

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

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 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-


Feb 2, 2021

Review: Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI Elegance - Better to drive than the Camry?

If you're reading this, it probably means you're still open to the idea of D-segment sedans like the Volkswagen Passat and the world isn't taken over by SUVs. Yet. In that case, the driving enthusiasts among us would like to extend our appreciation for keeping sedans relevant. But anyway, the Volkswagen Passat. It received a nip and tuck earlier this year and the 1.8 TSI variants have been dropped, now with only one variant available – the Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI Elegance. Globally, the 2.0 TS


Jul 14, 2020

New 2021 Toyota Camry facelift gets TSS 2.5+ and new floating touchscreen

Toyota USA has just unveiled the new 2021 Toyota Camry facelift, roughly three years after the model made its debut. In the process, it gains a revised front-end as well as improvements on the inside. Let’s take a closer look at the new Camry facelift. Exterior – Now with an Avalon-inspired front-end For the North American market, the LE and XLE trims receive a redesigned front-end that features a more prominent lower air intake, giving it a Toyota Avalon-inspired look. Keep in mind that the Cam


Jul 16, 2020

Review: Driving the world's first 2020 Honda City RS with i-MMD in Malaysia

Before we go any further, we need to establish two things. First, the all-new fifth generation 2020 Honda City RS e:HEV hybrid (GN series) is yet to be launched in Malaysia. Second, prices have not been announced. However, we were given an early preview drive in the all-new 2020 City, in its range topping RS guise, on the condition that we don't mention anything about City's interior – that will have to wait until the car is launched. We were only given a two-lap drive around the Melaka Internat


Sep 25, 2020

Nilai jualan semula: Toyota Camry vs Honda Accord – Yang manakah lebih baik?

Bercakap mengenai sedan segmen D di Malaysia, Toyota Camry dan Honda Accord sering terlintas di fikiran. Kali ini, kami ingin memberikan perbandingan dari segi harga jualan semula. Oleh itu, anda lebih jelas akan pembelian sebuah sedan segmen D yang cukup memuaskan hati seperti mereka. Sebelum ini, kami telah melampirkan perbandingan nilai jualan semula untuk Honda City vs Toyota Vios dan Proton Saga vs Perodua Myvi. Carsome telah mengumpul dan memperoleh maklumat mengenai nilai jualan semula un


Oct 17, 2020

Toyota Vios GR Sport to Corolla Cross - here are the Toyota cars coming to Malaysia in 2021!

2021 is fast shaping up to be a very exciting one for Malaysia's automotive industry. Other brands notwithstanding, let's take a look at what new cars we can expect from UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) in Malaysia in 2021. All-new 2021 Toyota Harrier The fourth-generation Toyota Harrier is an all-new model, built on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform (TNGA-K to be exact, like the Toyota RAV4). In Japan, powering the Harrier are a choice of two powertrains: a 2.0-litre petrol engine (171


Dec 3, 2020

Owner Review: Why Did I Get An Uncle's Car? - My Story of Buying A Toyota Camry

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Toyota Camry 2.5V owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar Facebook: Chen Kah Khin About My 2019 Toyota Camry 2.5V I bought this 2019 Toyota Camry 2.5V in September 2019. Back then, it retails at RM197k with discounts ~RM 5k. I was 31 years old then, never in a million years I thought that I would be getting an "uncle's" car at such an age. Prior to this car, I previously owned a 2010 Proton Inspira 2.0P. That car had everyth

Owner ReviewOwner Review

Jun 17, 2020

Daihatsu Altis: Kembar Toyota Camry yang lebih mahal?

Syarikat Daihatsu dan Toyota sering berkongsi model sejak dahulu lagi. Rakyat Malaysia mungkin perasan kerjasama ini melalui pemilik Perodua Myvi yang sering menukar jelmaannya ke Toyota Passo ataupun Daihatsu Boon. Tetapi tahukah anda bahawa Daihatsu di Jepun turut menjenamakan semula Toyota Camry? Dengan nama seperti Toyota Corolla Altis, kembar kepada Toyota Camry ini telah wujud sejak tahun 2000 lagi. Dengan pembaharuan pada Toyota Camry di Jepun baru-baru ini, Daihatsu juga turut mengemaski


Feb 15, 2021

Why can't we have the cheaper 2.0L NA Camry or Accord in Malaysia?

More than often when car companies introduce a new D-segment sedan in Malaysia, the said model is only offered with one engine variant – there’s no higher power or lower power engine variants. This was not always the case. Remember the time when the Toyota Camry was offered with a smaller 2.0-litre petrol and a 2.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid? The Honda Accord and Nissan Teana did it even better. Remember when these two D-segment sedans were offered with a 3.5-litre V6? In 2021 however, things


Jan 29, 2021