Toyota will definitely raise the stake with its performance-oriented mid-size sedan. In contrast to the rest of Camry’s family that host just mild changes, the range-topping model might come up with something that will shake up the segment. More precisely, the 2018 Toyota Camry TRD will definitely use a new and mighty engine, yet that won’t the only change here.
2018 Toyota Camry TRD: Performance
The testing model suggests that there will be a number of tweaks inside and out, as well as under the skin. The 2018 Camry TRD will share the TNGA with the new Prius, but the car manufacturer will tune up the high-end model without any doubt. As you may see from the spy shots, the TRD sports a lower center of gravity, which will have a big influence on car’s handling. In addition, this particular model will probably feature larger wheels along with bigger brakes and special tires.
Most of the mid-size sedans are turning to four-cylinder engines, and what’s more important, the new Camry will be among them. However, Toyota’s mid-size sedan will keep its “V6 department” open exactly for the 2018 Toyota Camry TRD. According to our insider, the high-performance model will most likely get a 3.5-liter V-6 that currently delivers up to 295 horsepower. Under the hood of the Camry TRD, this mill will produce even more power. Unofficially, there will be around 305 ponies available. We are not so sure which one gearbox will use this model, yet we hope it’s going to be a manual. If not, you can expect an eight-speed automatic and front-wheel drive only.
Exterior and Interior Changes
Aside it features aggressive-looking tires and wheels, Toyota’s new Camry TRD will also get a special exterior treatment. The front-end styling sports a unique grille that’s’ going to have more chrome treatment and a massive front bumper with a really huge air intake. Around back, the prototype has quad exhaust tips, while everything else appears to be unchanged. We have to admit that we haven’t seen the cabin, yet we are sure it’s going to have a special treatment. The car manufacturer will probably offer the best available equipment and a number of new safety features, as well as sports seats and TRD badges all around. Of course, they won’t skip the chance to add special leather upholstery, which will boost luxury for sure.
Price and Arrival
According to information we have, the 2018 Toyota Camry TRD will be introduced at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. This means that it won’t be released in the showrooms in early 2018. Since the non-V6 model starts at around $30K, we are pretty sure that the topper must cost at least $33,000. In case you think that this is too much money, let’s remind you that the bigger rival the Ford Fusion Sport starts at $34,470.