If you had been waiting for the arrival of the new 2012 Camry Hybrid released by Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. just relax for the machine has finally; arrived; setting a new standard for efficiency, refinement and value in the mid-size hybrid sedan category.
The manufacturers have indicated that the new 2012 Camry Hybrid features an updated version of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain that helps propel the Hybrid LE model to EPA MPG Ratings of 43 city/39 highway and a class-leading 41 mpg combined. The hybrid-electric powertrain has been revised and bears a newly-developed 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The statement available on Toyota’s website further says that the new machine includes measures that improve electric motor-voltage control, optimize regenerative braking, and reduce parasitic losses in the transaxle.
New to the 2012 Camry Hybrid model, is an efficient EV mode that allows the driver to operate the car using the electric motor alone under certain conditions for up to one mile at speeds below 25 mph. As with the previous Camry Hybrid, the new vehicle is equipped with an ECO mode, which optimizes throttle response and air-conditioning output to help maximize fuel economy.
The new Camry Hybrid’s strengthened body structure increases the vehicle’s rigidity to help improve handling, steering, ride quality and occupant safety. The Camry’s body structure is designed to help absorb collision-impact forces and help minimize impact deformation to the passenger cabin. High-strength steel is used for B-pillar and rocker-panel reinforcements to help manage overall body deformation in the event of certain side collisions.