Toyota has just announced a new limited production model of the four-cylinder, Camry SE, that offers some legitimate sporting upgrades from the base model.
The Camry SE already comes with some serious suspension upgrades which is perhaps why the Limited Sport Edition (SLE) is basically a paint and wheels upgrade over the standard 2.5 SE. It should also be mentioned that the limited production version of this car is offered with a Blizzard Pearl paint job for a only a certain period of time.
The Camry SE Sport Limited Edition, is not a package for the base SE but it’s own trim model. A base Camry SE with the 2.5 liter engine sports 178hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. It also features a leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters. There is of course a body kit and 17-inch rims, wrapped in low-profile Bridgestone Turanza tires, but the real story is the suspension ugrades. The shocks and springs are stiffer, and under the hood a strut-tower braces smiles at you. A cross-brace is also added in the trunk which prohibits the rear seats from folding down.
To develop the SE Sport Limited Edition, Toyota looked to the options list for the base SE, and basically added an already available $2,405 options package. It adds an 8-way power seat, a sunroof, and a touchscreen navigation/audio system that features Entune.
That package is the essence of the Sport Limited Edition model’s upgrades. The only other upgrade on the car is the 18 inch alloys from the V6 SE Camry. The SLE is priced at $25,995, representing an increase of $370 over a comparably equipped SE. Meaning that this limited edition basically seems to be a $370 charge for the 18-inch rims from a V6 SE.
The Blizzard Pearl paint will only be available on Camry SE sedans that are built from September 12 to November 12. The Sport Limited Edition is also available in Barcelona Red and Attitude Black. Those colours are already in production and do not have a planned cancellation date.
Now, the real question is how much for a set of used V6 Camry SE rims on Toyota Nation?
Read AutoGuide’s Camry review here.
Editor’s Correction: The backseat does fold for 2012.