Times of Oman
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Toyota Camry SE is simply exhilarating
December 16, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Muscat: Since its international debut, the Toyota Camry has been the undisputed leader in its segment.

Successive models of Camry have received top awards over the years and the consumers have always trusted the excellent quality, durability and reliability of this vehicle. No wonder then that the current model Camry continues to receive excellent reviews from around the world and leading automotive journalists have dubbed it as the 'Best Camry Ever'.

Fulfilling the thirst for excitement is the Camry Sports Edition that has become a hot favourite in Oman. The exhilarating ride-quality of the Camry Sports Edition is a result of the power of the 2.5L dual VVT-i engine, mated to a six-speed multi-mode automatic transmission, having a speed sensing electric power steering.

It is equipped with an auto AC with driver and passenger temperature controls,  6.1" touch screen display with AM/FM/CD audio, back camera with rear view on audio screen, a luxurious authentic leather stitch dashboard, connection for bluetooth, USB/Aux ports with iPod connectivity, 215/55R17 alloy and sport suspension. Its steering wheel is leather three-spoke with paddle shift, audio, MID and bluetooth switches.

The front seats are sport type and the rear spoiler is the lip type. A sporty bumper, sport seat design/material and sport brake/ accelerator pedal (metallic) complete the picture.

The Camry Special Sports SPL grade has, in addition to the above, a moon-roof with tilt and slide function, floor illumination, smart entry+start, airbags: driver+passenger+front  side+curtain, bluetooth voice recognition system, vanity mirrors w/lamps (D+P). Sporting a sharper look, including a more aggressive front grille and side profile, the Camry is ringed with tougher, more angular lines.

The sporty, wide, design with the long rectangular lower grille, stylish elongated rear combination lamps, 10-spoke alloy wheels, chrome garnish fog lamps and dual muffler cutter complete its head-turning appearance.

According to a renowned automotive blogger, the appeal of the Camry is in its quality, "The Camry builds on the rational values of 'QDR' with strong model appeal, superior interior and exterior quality, spacious interior and the top level of equipment and safety."

In the areas of performance and safety, the vastly upgraded power train of the new Camry delivers outstanding power coupled with superb efficiency. The new innovations include a 2.5L dual VVT-I engine delivering 182HP, six-speed multi-mode transmission, six airbags combination along with VSC and TRC. A back view monitor with parking guide meter facilitates easy parking.

The hydraulic power steering system of the current Camry has been changed to a computer controlled electric system that allows precise control in accordance with vehicle speed and results in excellent vehicle control.

The other thoughtful additions include an ECO meter for fuel efficient, economic driving and aerodynamic fins to ensure straight line stability while driving a Toyota first. 

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