Did a Photo of the Next-Generation Toyota Camry Just Leak?

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Did a Photo of the Next-Generation Toyota Camry Just Leak?

A photo has appeared online that may show us what the next-generation 2018 Toyota Camry could look like.

A new-generation 2018 Toyota Camry should be revealed sometime next year, and spy photographers have caught the popular family sedan testing, but there has been so much camouflage that we haven’t been able to make out any styling changes. Naturally, many would assume the Camry would retain its familiar, unoffensive design, but this leaked photo shows that Toyota might be going in a very different direction. In general, Toyota has tried to make its lineup look sportier, and the new design language will definitely make its way onto the new Camry.

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Spotted on VW Vortex, a forum in the AutoGuide.com Group family of sites, this photo was taken at some sort of NASCAR event and it shows an aggressive-looking Toyota Camry. Because of NASCAR’s close ties with Toyota, they could have gotten expedited access to then next-gen 2018 Toyota Camry for development purposes.

This particular Camry has obviously been modified for racing in NASCAR, but the front grille hasn’t been seen before, and we think we can make out a “2018 Camry” decal on the side of the sedan, meaning, minus the race modifications, this could be the real deal. The new grille seems to be influenced by the divisive Lexus “spindle grille,” and LED light bar headlights with an interesting tiered design can also be seen in the grainy photo.

The 2018 Toyota Camry will be built on the modular TNGA platform, which means weight savings will be significant and a hybrid version will definitely be available. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine will almost certainly be offered as well (currently, the Camry is only offered with a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder and 3.5L V6). We can also expect the next Camry to be slightly larger and be available with all the latest driver assistance technology like automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keep assist.

[Source: VW Vortex]

  • Rochester

    It’s difficult to imagine someone who follows automotive news would care about the new Camry. But, OK. Yay-y-y-y.

  • Dexter

    Oh yaa.. if they dont follow the No 1 selling car in US, what else should they follow?

  • Romdude

    Too bad I find the Lexus grill particularly ugly. Kinda like when Honda strayed away from the tried and true look of the Accord and uglified it allowing Camry to pass them. Hopefully Hyundai or Mitsubishi doesn’t follow suit. Then it’s back to European cars.

  • Macb3th

    That’s no leak. It’s a nascar stock and their design never influences the look of the consumer product. This is just clickbait.

  • Joe

    I have seen new camry everyone in the market for a four door sedan will want a camry. I have never been partial to camry but the 2018 model is the best I have seen hands down. Just you wait and see.

  • Romdude

    Oh I’m not knocking camries, I actually bought one because it kept the older but classier style than the honda accord. Ya would love to see the 2018 model.

  • Paul

    Why do all these new Toyota’s look like they got slapped with the ugly stick?

  • Parker Lewis

    looking at the camouflage spyshot this actually is how the 2018 Camry will look. I don’t really care though as I would never buy a sedan. Once you go SUV there is no turning back..