The Toyota Camry is the best-selling car in the US and very popular in many countries around the world (it recently passed the 10 million units sold mark). It is being completely redesigned for 2007 and a US-made hybrid version of the Camry will also be available. As we've mentioned it will come with a 4 cylinders engine unlike the Honda Accord hybrid. Until now, we knew little about the 2007 Camry and no photos were available, but Autoblog found a Japanese magazine that had some pictures and info (you can read the translated version here - apparently Google translates "Camry" to "back hole"). We learn that the new version will have a drag coefficient of 0.28 (the Prius, at 0.26, is one of the most "slippery" cars on the road) which should help it achieve good highway fuel economy, that the length of the new car is the same as the current version and that a 2.4 liters 4-cylinder engine of 167 hp will be available in the non-hybrid model. No word on a V6 yet. More photos below.
It is fairly realistic to expect that it will be rated ULEV2 in emissions for the non-hybrid and AT-PZEV for the hybrid, but the big unknowns are if it will be a significant improvement on the current version in the fuel economy department, and if the hybrid version will sell well enough to truly bring hybrids to the mainstream.
Update: A couple more photos.
Dec. 9th Update: Unofficial Specifications for 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid.
Dec. 11th Update: More Photos of 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid.
January 10th Update: The 2007 Toyota Camry World Premiere with specifications and photos.
::2007 Toyota Camry (google translation), via ::Autoblog, ::Toyota Camry Hybrid To Use 4-Cylinders Engine, ::Hybrids: More Mechanical Trouble? Really?, ::Toyota To Go 100% Hybrid, ::Toyota to Double Hybrid Production, Add New Models