TORONTO, ON – Toyota is once again bringing its racing pedigree to the road as it unveils the Camry TRD, a sedan with an appetite for curves and a distinct exhaust note bristling with attitude. The new Camry TRD embodies TRD’s holistic approach to vehicle enhancement. Notably, it is powered by Toyota’s renowned 301 horsepower DOHC 3.5-liter V6 and 8AT with sport mode and paddle shifters. The V6 breathes easier with a specially-tuned cat-back dual exhaust, giving both models a throatier idle and acceleration sound.
“Track-tuned” means exactly that. TRD engineers developed the dynamic characteristics through extensive testing at Toyota Arizona Proving Ground, TMC Higashi-Fuij Proving Ground (Japan), and MotorSport Ranch (Texas).
Calty gave this model an aerodynamic body kit, which includes the front splitter, side aero skirts, trunk lid spoiler, and rear diffuser, blends a bold styling element and improves high speed vehicle stability to aid in driver confidence. Add that with the red pin striping, red painted brake calipers, and red TRD badging and both sedans have a road-hungry look.
Camry TRD will continue to deliver all the quality, dependability, and reliability that is synonymous with Toyota. It will come standard with Toyota Safety Sense-P, a suite of advanced driver-assist technologies, among these Pre-Collision Braking.
Thicker underbody braces increase torsional rigidity and unique coil springs lower the vehicle by 0.6 inches for a reduced center of gravity. Specially tuned shock absorbers complete a suspension package that improves body control, handling agility, and steering precision. Brake performance was also tuned to provide more direct feedback, matching the sporty dynamics of the vehicle.
Camry’s chassis is further enhanced with stiffer coil springs and front/rear sway bars for increased roll stiffness of 44% in the front and 67% in the rear.
In addition to the TRD aero body features, Camry TRD wears a unique gloss black front grille with sport mesh insert and black exterior badging. Inside, the Camry TRD driver will be seeing red – in the trim, that is. The cabin is decked out with Black Sport SofTex®-trimmed front seats with fabric inserts, red accents and red-stitched TRD embroidered headrests. The leather-wrapped steering wheel also has red stitching, and even the seatbelts are red. A shift knob with an embossed TRD logo, along with unique TRD floor and trunk mats, and a TRD MID visual start up complete the cabin upgrades.
Camry TRD will be model year 2020 and available in fall 2019.