2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid Canadian Release Date
On Monday, the next generation Camry was unveiled, and later in the day we gave you a rundown on some of the new sedan’s highlights from the press conference. What we didn’t get much of a chance to talk about though, was the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid, which will have a release date of its own here in Canada sometime within the next few months. We thought we’d take time today to focus a bit more on what’s new in the Camry Hybrid specifically, which of course means we’ll be talking about the new Toyota Hybrid System II.
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“In order to create something that stirs people’s soul, we’ve laid out the concept of a new sedan that provides fun and excitement behind the wheel. In developing the next-generation Toyota Camry, we were able to start with a clean slate, which allowed us to create a true driver’s car.”
– Masato Katsumata, Chief Engineer, Toyota Camry
What’s new in the Toyota Hybrid System II?
As we mentioned on Monday, the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry has three new power options, one of which is the new powertrain for the 2018 Camry Hybrid: the Toyota Hybrid System II. The new THSII was designed to go hand in hand with one of the other new engines, a 2.5L 4-cylinder. It was created with the intent to offer a better balance between efficiency and power, as more and more hybrid drivers desire the best of both worlds.
In order to do that, the engineers equipped the 2018 Camry Hybrid’s continuously variable transmission system with a new Sport Mode. When triggering Sport Mode, the Camry Hybrid offers a simulated 6-speed sequential shift transmission, which basically gives drivers the feeling of a 6-speed manual without losing as much fuel efficiency. Furthermore, car buyers can opt for the Camry Hybrid SE trim level for the added bonus of paddle shifters.
Other improvements include the fact that Sport Mode enhances the vehicle’s acceleration, as well as a new location for the THSII battery pack. Rather than being in the trunk, the battery pack is now located beneath the back seats, giving drivers even better control over the vehicle’s handling. If you’re interested in an all-new 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid, be sure to sign up for more information on our site or by calling us at the sales desk. Otherwise, be sure to continue checking back right here on the Wheaton Toyota on the Trail blog for updates as they become available.