Toyota, the Japanese auto giant, has launched a refreshed version of its Camry Hybrid in India. Priced at Rs 31.98 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), it is Rs 1.08 lakh dearer to the outgoing model.

On the outside, the car gets new LED fog lamps, bigger 15-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps with daytime running lights, auto folding and reverse linked ORVMs with memory functionality, and welcome lamps.

Step inside the big roomy sedan and the newness includes a 12-speaker JBL music system, reworked navigation system with a better user interface, wireless smartphone charger (it’ll work only if your phone supports the tech), power recline on rear seats, tyre pressure monitoring system and nine SRS airbags including a knee bag.

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Powering the Camry Hybrid is a 2.5-litre petrol mill, which on its own, produces 160PS of power and 213Nm of torque. Then comes the electric powerplant. It draws its juices from a nickel-metal hydride battery pack and, as a standalone, produces 143PS of power and 270Nm of torque. When working together, the total output figure goes up to 205PS. The powerplant is mated to an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission and, get this, a car which has gross weight of 2.1 tonnes, returns a mileage of 19.16 kmpl!

The only rival that the hybrid variant of the Toyota Camry has in India is the Honda Accord Hybrid. Even with the hiked price-tag, the Camry is over Rs 5 lakh cheaper than its Japanese counterpart.