Crossovers may steadily be gaining popularity in the United States, but if there is one model that does not seem to be affected much by it, it’s the Toyota Camry, which has enjoyed stable sales numbers in the past few years.
Although the total number of units moved from dealership lots went lower compared to the earlier years of the sedan, it still managed to sell 336,978 units in the US in 2019.
But for the coming model year, Toyota wants to make the Camry more competitive in an industry that has a growing preference for bigger vehicles. One of the upcoming additions to the sedan is the automaker’s Safety Sense 2.5 suite that features driver-assist systems such as pre-collision intersection support, adaptive cruise control, and emergency assist steering. Some exterior updates and more standard equipment are also in the works.
It’s interesting to note, too, that the next Toyota Camry Hybrid is going to be cheaper than its predecessor by as much as $1,160.
According to a report published by Roadshow, the 2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid will have a starting price of $28,265, inclusive of the $995 destination fee. Savings are even higher on the SE trim at $1,345, while the XLE trim gets a $560 reduction from its $33,165 retail price. Lastly, the range-topping XSE trim starts at $33.715.
Unfortunately for buyers interested in the gasoline-powered variants, there will be no price cuts for non-hybrid Camry models for the coming model year. Instead, there will be slight increases ranging from $315 to $415, except for the Camry TRD that gets a $1,015 increase at $33,180 and the base LE, which retains its $25,965 base price. The AWD option is still going to be offered for an extra $1,400
Toyota has yet to make the details official, so there’s still a chance some or all of it could change. The automaker is scheduled to begin production for the 2021 Camry sedans sometime this month.