Toyota’s Breakthrough Sedan, the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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What is the secret of Toyota in selling cars? How do they consistently sell large numbers of automobiles even in the US, outselling known brands like Ford and Chevrolet? It’s because Toyota sticks to its winning formula: producing efficient and reliable cars. One of its models, the Toyota Camry, has sold millions worldwide. With the release of the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid, Toyota is well poised to sell big once again.

With make-believe car technologies become reality today like self-inflating tires, voice operated dashboards and satellite uplink on the road, the Camry Hybrid might seem disappointing because at first nothing has changed.. Only when one has sat inside and taken it on the road, are the differences revealed.

In fuel efficiency and engine power, the 2012 Camry Hybrid has improved due to lighter materials introduced, allowing it to reduce overall weight and air drag. Powered by a 2.5L engine and a 105 KW electric motor, the new Camry produces 156 horsepower and 156 lbs of torque. Surprisingly, at that level of power, it has a fuel efficiency rating of 43 mpg city/39 mpg highway. For a midsize sedan, where else do you find that level of fuel efficiency?

The interior has also been greatly improved, with well trimmed seats furnished with cloth and plastic which give a texture. The dashboard features Entune, an in-car system built into the 4-inch touch screen which allows access to all sorts of online applications. There is also like Sirius XM satellite radio, cd/mp3 playability and blue tooth wireless technology.

For safety, the Camry Hybrid has 10 airbags, both for driver and passengers. It has Toyota’s Star System composed of Traction Control, antilock brakes, and Smart Stop technology.

Depending on the model, the 2012 Camry Hybrid sells for $ 25,000-27,000. The price range is almost the same compared to competitors like the Hyundai Sonata and the Ford Fusion. Fuel efficiency and road reliability are the best points of the 2012 Camry Hybrid.

Efficiency with the 2012 Toyota Camry

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With perhaps the most impressive track record of sales and reliability, the last decade has never seen a more prolific model in the world of sedans. As another year has come, the 2012 Toyota Camry comes back and is better than ever with its newly revamped fuel efficiency. Now you will not have to sacrifice the quality of your car to save on fuel. No doubt, the collection of qualities that has drawn people most to the Camry is its ability to fill the needs of any driver, even if they are no professionals when behind the wheel. The purr of the engine makes it seem as if you were driving with a completely content cat while the peerless control allows the illusion that you possess the stability and focus of one.

But make no mistake though as the 2012 Toyota Camry does not slack on the side of speed and performance. It can get you anywhere with time to spare and can travel all but the wildest of terrains. However, its home is in the city, and there is where the Camry thrives.

Through the years, the Camry has been through many transformations. However, it has recently fallen behind in terms of fuel efficiency, although not in other aspects. The 2012 Toyota Camry has eliminated this one chink on its armor of perfection though, and now you have the complete set.

Although many things have changed about the Camry in terms of positive aspects, the one thing that was never left out was the comfort of the passengers. The design is beautiful both out and in, the feel is safe but also efficient and the driver will never feel out of control. There is also the airbags which are now ten in number, so feel free to loosen up.

2012 Toyota Camry: Luxurious Best-Seller

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Toyota Camry has been a luxurious best-seller since 1997 and has remained to be.  But for 2012, Camry’s chief engineer stayed true to his promise to deliver luxury and so much more especially in terms of fuel efficiency. Toyota succeeded in achieving all the target improvements without comprising on power and engine capacity.  The hybrid, on the other hand, loses 66 pounds with the incorporation of many new features on the powertrain to make it more efficient. Keeping up with their promise of luxury, you will not see any budget materials on the carefully designed interior that further differentiates being simply spacious and cozy.

Among the many models available namely L, LE, SE, SE V-6, XLE, XLE V-6, hybrid LE, and hybrid XLE, the SE and the hybrid seems to be the favorite among consumers and critics.  The SE comes with French-stitched upholstery, cleaner grille, much less chrome, and more effective seat bolsters while the hybrid boasts of a very efficient Atkinson-cycle engine with an electric  water pump, better high voltage battery control, more effective regenerative braking, and increased electric motor usage all screaming of luxury and power on the road.

The hybrid might have lost a few pounds but still found a way to benefit from it with the relocated battery and electronics package and have even increased trunk capacity to 13 cubic feet.

The remaining models are still focused on cushy comfort.  Consumers noticed a great improvement is the reduced wind and road noise even less than before in a ride that is overall smooth but not floaty to make heads spin.

Additionally, the 2012 Toyota Camry hybrid costs less than most single hybrid models despite the improvement in interior materials and higher mileage.

Consumers who have already bought the 2012 Toyota Camry have been raving about the great fuel efficiency.  EPA city/highway driving is estimated to be at 21/43 mpg and 25/39 mpg respectively.

2012 Toyota Camry – Created to be Ready

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It’s the car that is “Created to be Ready”; the 2012 Toyota Camry. It’s build for speed, durability, and efficiency to last a long, long time. Inside the Camry’s hood is a Hybrid engine: 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-Valve Dual VVT-i; EV and ECO modes, providing 200 hp. And because it’s a hybrid, its fuel efficiency can reach up to 43 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. So you can save gas by every drop without having to reduce your speed. For everyone’s safety inside, there are 10 airbags that is installed, surrounding the driver and the other passengers as well. Other safety features also include the Star Safety System that includes Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, 4-wheel Anti-Lock Brake System, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology.

For techie features inside the 2012 Camry, there are the AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability that is supported by six speakers, the auxiliary audio jack and the USB port with iPod connectivity, the rear-window defogger, illuminated glove compartment, and dual sun visors with sliding extensions.

For the external features of the car, it gives a really awesome impression that is sure to attract passers-by and co-drivers on the road. And to add more style on it, 16 inch steel wheels, 17 inch alloy wheels, or 18 inch alloy wheels are installed in every Camry (wheels depend on sculpt).

The 2012 Toyota Camry is available in these colors for you to choose from – super white, classic silver metallic, magnetic gray metallic, cosmic gray mica, attitude black metallic, Barcelona red metallic, sandy beach metallic, cypress pearl, and Clearwater blue metallic.