Since 2002, the Toyota Camry has been one of the best-selling vehicle in the North American market owing to its non-offensive exterior design, well-appointed interior, bulletproof reliability and acceptable performance figures.
To stay at the top of the sales volumes especially in a competitive market requires a constant cycle of freshness and redesigns that meet market needs. For last year’s model, the Toyota Camry rejuvenated the Camry vehicle by redesigning a whopping 2,000 parts, leaving only the roof intact.
The alterations done included use of new materials for its interior equipment, revised exterior configurations and an updated suspension system. Presently, the Japanese manufacturer is currently in the process of finalising on the titbits for the upcoming new Special Edition vehicle of America’s favourite Camry model.
On top of the redesigns and tweaks made on the Camry, the Japanese manufacturer hopes to inject a new lease of life to the vehicle by incorporating an extra dose of technology and aggressiveness.
Exterior Styling – Toyota Camry Special Edition 2016
The new vehicle will still be riding on the Camry SE platform, and will now be including several new features to both its exterior and interior configurations. The new add-ons will go a long way in ensuring that the new Camry stands above the rest in its segment.
Building on last year’s model, the new Camry Special Edition vehicle will come with new door panels and elements that will be exclusive to it. The most noticeable thing you will see is the vibrant paint that will come in two colour choices.
These choices will include Blue Streak Metallic and Blizzard Pearl. According to me I think any special-edition vehicle needs a hue that steps away from the black and white spectrum. The Blue colour would be my perfect pick.
Moving one, the vehicle will come riding on 18” wheels, this will be an increment by one inch over the previous model. The wheels will be made of lightweight alloy and will feature machine-like glossy black paint.
At the back, the taillights have also been changed to some noticeable extent. They will now come with a smoked exterior housing compartment that will supplement the new paint quite well.
Interior Photos of the New 2016 Toyota Camry Special Edition
Careful attention has been given to the interior of the new 2016 Toyota Camry Special Edition considering that the vehicle was designed to function primarily as an A-B commuter. The vehicle now enjoys a leather upholstery, satin chrome accents, and wood trim. The Special Edition model adds a slew of extra features on top of the already stated ones.
Upon entering the its interior, you will be greeted by the ‘sport demeanour’ seats bolstered by contrasting blue stitching, blue patterned inserts and black SofTex lateral support. The floor mats receive exclusive Special Edition logos while the stitching adorns the shift boot and dash.
Several convenient, control, In Car entertainment features will be provided for the upcoming new 2016 Toyota Camry Special Edition. These features will include a standard tilt/slide moonroof and a sporty white/blue gauge cluster, push button start and keyless entry come in standard, as is the Entune Audio Plus surround system.
As for the music enthusiasts, they could opt for the Entune Premium Audio System which adds an APP Suite and Navigation system. For the smartphone savvy generation, the QI charging interface will ensure your phone is always topped off.
Engine Specs for Toyota Camry Special Edition 2016
Just like most special edition vehicles, the powertrain of the new Camry Special Edition remains largely unchanged from the SE. so you should look forward to only one gearbox and powerplant. Under its hood, you should expect a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with a six speed auto transmission system. The engine powerplant will be able to deliver as much as 178 hp and 170 pounds of torque.
The eight speed auto transmission system will enable the vehicle to sprint from 0-60 mph in less than eight seconds and easily clinch a speed of around 125 mph. it would have been nice if we saw an inclusion of a V6 powerplant which would yield up to 268 hp. it is currently used in the XSE and XLE trim levels. Despite the power-hungry wishes, the standard inline four engine offers much more than that. It offers a power delivery that is tractable and quiet. The EPA estimated values for the new 2016 Toyota Camry Special Edition are 25/35 mpg in the city/highway. To be made available also is the Hybrid model which offers greater fuel efficiency ratings. As for the Hybrid model, expect a fuel return of around 39/43 mpg in the city/highway.
2016 Toyota Camry Special Edition Prices & Release Date
As for the price of the new Toyota Camry Special Edition 2016, you should expect an MSRP of around $25,715 and might be produced between August this year and January next year. The automaker has said that there will be only 12,000 units available for purchase.