Toyota is giving its prized mid-size Camry sedan design and tech updates for the coming model year, including a new front-end styling, a revamped infotainment display, and a few changes in the trim levels and standard equipment.
First on the list of changes is the discontinuation of the Camry’s entry-level L model, which means the cheapest trim will be out of the lineup. This is expected to bring the base price of the sedan higher, although only by a few hundred dollars. For perspective, the current and final generation of the L trim is cheaper by $545 than the LE that’s next to it in line.
With the exit of the L trim, Toyota is introducing a new XSE variant in the lineup, which will be available in hybrid format. Moreover, the sporty Camry TRD is getting new standard equipment such as blind-spot monitoring and heated mirrors.
Also coming in 2021 are revised a front grille and fascia, as well as new wheel designs and color options. The XLE trim is getting a more stylish leather upholstery, while the Camry’s central touchscreen display is given a fresh appearance. It now has a tablet-style arrangement that makes it somewhat protruding out of the dashboard. It features a 7.0-inch screen as standard equipment, while a 9.0-inch screen is optional.
For the following model year, Toyota is also giving all variants of the Camry an enhanced Safety Sense 2.5 package. The driver-assistance suite includes an upgraded pedestrian-detection and adaptive cruise control technology.
The automaker is set to begin production for the 2021 Camry in October, which means the first batch to roll out of the assembly could arrive at dealerships later in the fall. Toyota says it will reveal the sedan’s pricing at a later date.