02 toyota Camry

02 Toyota Camry: Hoping to expand both its image as well as charm past just what it deems the "huge center" of the car-buying populace, Toyota has actually presented a fifth-generation variation of its midsize front-drive sedan. The Camry has been the very successful car in the U.S. market for the past four years, though sales slipped rather throughout 2000 as the Honda Accord made a solid proving.

Toyota wishes to preserve that No. 1 port with a car that's quieter as well as larger inside, and also a wheelbase that is 2 inches much longer than before. Therefore, designers have "widened its charm by honing its focus," says Don Esmond, basic manager of the Toyota Department. At the same time, he says it's essential to "never forget why completely satisfied Camry owners maintain coming back over and over."

A brand new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that establishes 157 horse power-- a 15 percent boost in power-- is anticipated to enter into more than three-fourths of the cars and trucks. A five-speed-manual transmission is typical with the four-cylinder engine, as well as a four-speed automated is optional. Camry's outfitted with the 3.0-liter V-6 engine come only with the automatic transmission.

Toyota has actually lowered rates, added basic devices as well as changed the Camry lineup. The low-end CE model is gone, so crank-down windows are no more available. Designs now consist of the standard LE, high end XLE and also a sporty new SE with different suspension tuning as well as 16-inch sport tires. A navigating system is optional for the first time, and also adjustable pedals are arranged to become readily available in January 2002.

Toyota's two-door Camry Solara coupe as well as exchangeable, and the Avalon car, are built on the same front-drive system as the prior-generation Camry. Most Camrys offered in the United States have been produced at Toyota's Georgetown, Ky., plant, and the new design asserts 85 percent residential material.


02 Toyota Camry


Exterior

Toyota asserts that the 2002 Camry has crisper, bolder, extra high end styling that is "a step from reasonable to sensual," inning accordance with Job Manager Dan Hargitt. Yet the total appearance hasn't already altered significantly from the 4th generation. Two inches longer than earlier designs, the 107.1-inch wheelbase is a hair much longer than that of the Accord, as well as at 189.2 inches long overall, the Camry has to do with the very same size as its Honda competitor. The stylish SE car includes a blackout grille, fog lamps and also a rear spoiler.

The Accord comes as a sports car and car, yet the Camry remains available as a four-door car just. The Camry Solara sports car as well as convertible have various styling and are treated as separate versions, and also the Solara variation will certainly not be redesigned till later.

Inside

Toyota asserts that back legroom is 40 millimeters higher than in the past and also guest hip points are higher. Room is ample for 4 adults and appropriate for five, and the vehicle driver's seat has sufficient fore-aft travel to suit high and brief individuals. Conventional 60/40-split rear seatbacks supplement the load volume of the trunk, which currently holds 16.7 cubic feet of cargo.

Criterion LE tools consists of digital air conditioning, programmable automatic door locks, power windows as well as mirrors, a full-size spare tire as well as a four-spoke tilt steering wheel. The facility console contains a bilevel storage box. Additional items on the XLE include power front seats, heated mirrors, automatic environment control, an engine immobilizer/alarm system, keyless access and also a rear sunshade. The sportier SE sedan obtains one-of-a-kind sporting activity fabric upholstery, combed chrome inside trim, a leather-wrapped gearshift bar and sporting activity assesses.

Under the Hood

Toyota's new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine creates 157 hp as well as companions to either a five-speed-manual or four-speed-automatic transmission. The 192-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 comes only with the automated gearbox.

Safety and security

Curtain-type airbags are common on the Camry XLE as well as are joined by side-impact airbags for the front seats. Front air bags deploy in 3 stages, depending upon collision problems. Antilock brakes are common on the XLE and also V-6 models as well as are readily available as an option on four-cylinder LE as well as SE sedans.

Driving Impacts

If the Camry has been slammed for anything in the past, it's been bland designing. Then again, stimulating layout isn't exactly what triggers greater than 400,000 purchasers annually to drive one home from the dealership. What most Camry customers seek is Toyota's online reputation for dependability as well as high quality, together with excellent resale value. When it's time to sell the Camry, a person will certainly be eager to obtain your own as a previously owned model.

Although its appearance has made no giant leaps right into fresh region, the brand-new Camry's shape is appealing. All the various other Camry qualities are right here, as well as if anything, they are better than ever. Owners still get a pleasantly comfortable ride, enough indoor room, euphoric quietness and sensibly energetic efficiency. Velocity, actually, gets to well past the appropriate mark with the four-cylinder engine, which is just about as peaceful as the V-6. No surprise many buyers are content with the four-cylinder designs.

Little penalty in trip comfort appears in the sporty brand-new SE car, which promises a little tauter handling compared to various other Camry trims. Yet distinctions are less than remarkable. Fans of manual transmissions will be pleased to discover that the manual-transmission Camry carries out admirably, its lever clicking crisply through the equipments without a treatment in the world.