Toyota Motor Corp, on Tuesday announced that the 2012 Camry Hybrid is arriving at Toyota dealerships across the nation.
The $25,900 (basic model) Camry Hybrid model comes with an updated version of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain that helps propel the Hybrid LE model to EPA MPG Ratings of 43 city/39 highway — 41 mpg combined.
Powering the electric motor, the Camry Hybrid’s battery pack sits behind the rear seats, intruding on cargo space and sacrificing the folding backseat for what amounts to a glorified pass-through.
The 2012 Camry Hybrid is available in two trim levels, the LE that starts at $25,900, which is a $1,150 decrease from the 2011 model, and the XLE, priced from $27,400, which represents an $800 decrease from a similarly equipped 2011 model, always according to Toyota.
On the exterior, newly sculpted lines front and back eliminate some of the bulbous humps of the old model adding up to an attractive presence. The grille is redesigned wider presenting a purposeful new face for the car.
The Camry Hybrid LE includes 10 airbags, projector beam headlamps, dual-zone auto A/C, Smart Key System with push button start, steering wheel with audio and Blue Logic controls, metallic tech-grained interior trim and tone-on-tone fabric seats among its list of standard equipment.