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Toyota Camry (XV30)

For a complete overview of all Camry models, see Toyota Camry.

Motor vehicle

Toyota Camry (XV30)
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Australian version

ManufacturerToyota
Also calledDaihatsu Altis (Japan)
ProductionJune 2001 – December 2005 (Japan)
July 2001 – February 2006 (US)
August 2002 – June 2006 (Australia)
Model years2002–2006
AssemblyJapan: Toyota, Aichi (Tsutsumi plant)
Australia: Altona, Victoria
Malaysia: Shah Alam
Philippines: Santa Rosa (TMP)
Taiwan: Zhongli (Kuozui Motors)
Thailand: Chachoengsao
United States: Georgetown, Kentucky
Vietnam: Phúc Yên, Vĩnh Phúc
DesignerKengo Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Metsugi and Machio Nakamura (1999)[1]
ClassMid-size car
Body style4-door sedan
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel drive
Front-engine, four-wheel drive
PlatformToyota K platform
RelatedLexus ES (XV30)
Toyota Camry Solara (XV30)
Engine2.0 L 1AZ-FEI4, 144 hp
2.4 L 2AZ-FEI4, 157 hp
3.0 L 1MZ-FEV6, 192 hp without VVT-i (2002), 210 hp with VVT-i (2003–2006)
3.3 L 3MZ-FEV6 SE (2004–2006), 225 hp
Transmission5-speed manual
4-speed U241E automatic
5-speed U151E automatic
4-speed U140E automatic
5-speed U250Eautomatic
Wheelbase2,720 mm (107.1 in)
Length4,805 mm (189.2 in)
Width1,795 mm (70.7 in)
Height1,490 mm (58.7 in) (2005–06)
1,470 mm (57.9 in) (2002–04 LE)
1,480 mm (58.3 in) (2002–04 SE & XLE)
PredecessorToyota Camry (XV20)
SuccessorToyota Camry (XV40)
Toyota Aurion (XV40)

The Toyota Camry (XV30) is a mid-size car produced by Toyota from June 2001 to January 2006. The XV30 series represented the fifth generation of the Toyota Camry in all markets outside Japan, which followed a different generational lineage. The XV30 range is split into different model codes indicative of the engine. Four-cylinder models utilize the ACV30 (front-wheel drive) and ACV35 (all-wheel drive) codes, with MCV30 (3.0-liter) and MCV31 (3.3-liter) designating the six-cylinder versions.

On August 27, 2001,[2] for the 2002 model year, the Toyota Camry was released as a larger sedan (taking styling cues from the successful Vitz, Corolla and Solara) only, but without a station wagon for the first time. Due to station wagons losing popularity to minivans and crossover SUVs, the Camry wagon was replaced by the Siennaminivan (in North America only) and the HighlanderSUV, both vehicles utilizing the Camry's platform.

International/North American version

Asian version

Design and engineering[edit]

Development of the XV30 began in 1997 after launch of the XV20 under chief engineer Kosaku Yamada. By 1999, 26 months ahead of scheduled production, a new design by Hiroyuki Metsugi was chosen and later frozen in July 1999 for June 2001 production. The production development process (which began in April 1999) was reduced by 10 months, from the prior XV20's 36 months to 26 months. Design patents were filed at the Japan Patent office on January 25, 2000 and registered under patent No. 1142401.[5][6]

The front end of the car was relatively short, leaving a great deal of the length to the cabin, a technique adopted by compact cars. In contrast to the fairly squat XV20 Camry, the XV30 generation was a decidedly tall vehicle. It was 64 mm (2.5 in) taller and had a 51 mm (2 in) longer wheelbase than the previous model. The coefficient of drag had been reduced to Cd=0.28.

Two engines were available an all-new 2.4-liter 2AZ-FEVVT-iI4 engine and a carry over 3.0-liter 1MZ-FEV6 engine. Both engines in the United States were ULEV certified. Any model could be equipped with a V6 or a 4-speed automatic transmission, although the manual transmission was not available on V6 models.[7] The Camry's front suspension used MacPherson struts mounted to a front sub-frame while the rear suspension used a dual link setup also mounted to its own rear sub-frame.

For safety ABS, Vehicle Stability Control, front and rear head side curtain airbags, and front seat-mounted torso side airbags were optional. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated the Camry Good overall in their frontal offset crash test.[8] In their side impact test a Good overall rating was given to models equipped with side airbags,[8] while models without side airbags were given a Poor overall rating.[9]

Camry Solara[edit]

Main article: Toyota Camry Solara

Until the 2003 model year, the Camry Solara remained on the previous XV20 chassis, and received only minor styling upgrades to the front and rear ends. However, the Solara did receive the same 2.4-liter 2AZ-FE I4 engine that was available on the Camry sedan.

The second generation Camry Solara was introduced in 2003 as a 2004 model. Again, styling from the Camry was radically different, taking design cues from the Lexus SC 430.

Toyota Camry TS-01[edit]

Main article: Toyota Camry TS-01

A high-performance concept of the Toyota Camry, named the Toyota Camry TS-01 was shown at the 2005 Melbourne International Motor Show. This concept vehicle had significant performance and visual upgrades from the production Toyota Camry and hinted at the TRD Aurion.

Markets[edit]

XV30 Camrys were manufactured in at the Tsutsumi plant in Toyota City, Japan; Toyota Australia's facility in Altona, Victoria; Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky manufacturing plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, United States; and at the Toyota Gateway Plant in Chachoengsao, Thailand. Other manufacturing facilities for their respective regional markets include locations in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Taiwan.

Japan[edit]

The XV30 Camry was launched in Japan in September 2001. Daihatsu continued with its twin Altis model for the Japanese market. The second generation Altis was introduced in the same month as the Camry, and was available with the 2AZ-FE 2.4 L 4-cylinder engine. Visually, the Altis is very similar to the Japanese market Camry with the 4-cylinder engine. The Toyota Verossa was also sold during this model timeframe, offering Japanese buyers a well-equipped sedan with similar dimensions to the Camry, with a front-engine, rear-drive powertrain setup, or optional all-wheel drive that the Camry didn't offer. The Verossa wasn't a strong seller, and in 2004 Toyota replaced the Verossa with the Toyota Mark X, continuing to offer a front engine rear drive powertrain.

North America[edit]

Pre-facelift Toyota Camry SE (US)

Facelift Toyota Camry LE (US)

US production started on July 23, 2001. In the United States, the basic CE model was dropped and the SE sport model was reintroduced. Both the LE and SE models were available with a manual transmission when equipped with the four-cylinder engine. Some of this generation Camry sold in the US are being produced at TMMK as well as at Tsutsumi Plant in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. A Camry manufactured in Japan is denoted with a VIN starting with "JTD", as well as a small hatch on the passenger's side of the front bumper containing equipment that is compatible with Japanese towing systems; US-made models are denoted with a VIN starting with "4T1". In addition to the LE and SE trims, the top of the line XLE came standard with alloy wheels, JBL premium audio system, and leather, as well as optional side airbags and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC).

The Canadian version of this Camry is slightly different from the versions sold in the United States due to the additional Child Restraint System.

In 2002, for the 2003 model year, a few new features were added including the optional, power-adjustable pedals and pedal-type parking brake for the XLE trim. The 3.0-liter 1MZ-FE engine was now equipped with VVT-i, increasing horsepower from 142 to 157 kW (190 to 210 bhp).

For 2004 models, the Standard and Limited Edition trims were included for the US market. In SE models a 3.3-liter 3MZ-FE V6 replaced the smaller 3.0-liter 1MZ-FE. The passenger airbag disable feature was also added for this model year to prevent or reduce injuries to infants.

For 2005 models, Toyota introduced its refreshed Camry with new upgrades such as a chrome grille, with the SE having a unique, blackout grille. Other exterior changes are new headlight and taillight designs, redesigned front bumper, and new wheels. Interior upgrades to the Camry included a rear center head restraint, a storage bin in the door, Optitron electroluminescent gauges, steering wheel-mounted audio controls standard for all trim levels, chrome interior door handles and shift gear button, and standard leather seating on V6-powered XLE trims. A 5-speed automatic transmission also replaced the previous 4-speed automatic and ABS became standard on all trims.

Engines[edit]

Type Model years Power Torque
2,362 cc (144.1 cu in) 2AZ-FE inline-four2002–2004157 bhp (117 kW) @ 5600 rpm162 lb⋅ft (220 N⋅m) @ 4000 rpm
2005–2006154 bhp (115 kW) @ 5600 rpm160 lb⋅ft (217 N⋅m) @ 4000 rpm
2,994 cc (182.7 cu in) 1MZ-FE V62002–2004190 bhp (142 kW) @ 5800 rpm197 lb⋅ft (267 N⋅m) @ 4400 rpm
2005–2006210 bhp (157 kW) @ 5800 rpm220 lb⋅ft (298 N⋅m) @ 4400 rpm
3,311 cc (202.0 cu in) 3MZ-FE V62004225 bhp (168 kW) @ 5600 rpm240 lb⋅ft (325 N⋅m) @ 3600 rpm
2005–2006210 bhp (157 kW) @ 5600 rpm220 lb⋅ft (298 N⋅m) @ 3600 rpm

Mexico[edit]

Toyota launched in Mexico in 2002. Trim levels were LE and XLE. The LE models had the 2.4 L 2AZ-FE whilst LE and XLE models were available with the I4, 157 hp
3.0 L 1MZ-FEV6. The previous-generation Camry was not available in Mexico; such vehicles there were often illegal imports from the United States. All vehicles had automatic transmissions.

Brazil[edit]

In Brazil, the Camry was launched there in 2002. However, this version did not offer a 4-cylinder version; all models had a 3.0-liter V6 initially, before upgrading to the 3.3 V6 as of 2006. XLE was the sole trim level.

Australia and New Zealand[edit]

Pre-facelift Toyota Camry Altise (ACV36R; Australia)

Pre-facelift Toyota Camry Ateva (MCV36R; Australia)

Interior (pre-facelift)

Facelift Toyota Camry Altise Limited (ACV36R; Australia)

Facelift Toyota Camry Sportivo (ACV36R; Australia)

In Australia and New Zealand, the 2002 to 2006 Camry is available in five different trims: the Altise, Ateva, Sportivo, Grande (2004 onwards) and Azura. The Altise, Ateva and Sportivo are available with either the 2.4 L four-cylinder or the 3.0 L V6 engine, whilst the Grande and Azura were only available with the V6. Only the Altise and Sportivo models could be fitted with a manual transmission — all other models are equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission. In 2003, the V6-powered Altise Sport model was introduced, which is basically the Altise model with the sports suspension that was fitted on the Sportivo and Azura models and was available in manual and automatic transmission. The Australian and New Zealand Camry Sportivo corresponds roughly to the American Camry SE.

The Australian and New Zealand models were significantly different from the other Camry models around the world and had around 77% locally developed components to suit Australian and New Zealand roads and driving conditions. The brakes, body panels (which would only fit on the Australian made body and chassis), headlights, seats, radio antenna and suspension were all locally developed after 10,000 km of extensive testing in New Zealand under the supervision of Toyota engineers. Power output on the Altise Sport, V6 Sportivo and Azura models was 145 kW (194 bhp) compared with the 141 kW (189 bhp) of the standard V6 models due to a high-flow rear muffler.

When the revised range was launched in Australia and New Zealand in September 2004, the Grande model was reintroduced which, together with the Azura model, were the top-of-the-range models. The Grande however was fitted with the standard suspension rather than the sports suspension as fitted on the Azura model. The Grande and Azura models have Satellite Navigation (GPS) as standard equipment, and were the first Toyota models in Australia to be fitted with the new Toyota Link system. The Toyota Link system is a state-of-the-art satellite and mobile SMS GSM communications system that gives the driver access to roadside assistance and emergency help via the electrochromatic rear view mirror. In August 2005, the Altise Sport model was reintroduced (V6 auto only) together with Altise Limited (four-cylinder and V6) that has additional features. The Ateva model had an interior upgrade to leather trim and rear passenger air conditioning vents. The Altise was repositioned as a fleet model and the manual transmission was no longer available on V6 Sportivo models from January 2006 production. Automatic Camrys in Australia still used the dated four-speed because it retained the 3.0 V6 engine.

A number of milestones were achieved with this generation's Camry in Australia. The one millionth Camry (Black Azura) built in Australia and 10 millionth Camry worldwide rolled off the production line at Altona in September 2004. In May 2006, Toyota Australia exported the 500,000th Camry to New Zealand, in recognition of the relationship between Toyota Australia and Toyota New Zealand. More than 90% of Australian Camry exports are left-hand drive vehicles to Middle East countries including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. The overseas demand for the Australian-made Camry is still running at record levels, despite the release of an all-new model in August 2006.

Middle East[edit]

In the Middle East, the fifth generation Camry is available in 4 variants: XLi, GLi, Touring and Grande V6. The XLi trim comes reasonably equipped and is a common choice for taxis and is the volume seller. The Camry weathers extreme heat well and is often preferred by fleet buyers looking for reliability. The GLi trim adds alloy wheels, wooden panel interior and foglamps. The Touring and Grande trims come with a 3.0 LT V6 engine. The current Australian-made Camry remains one of the top-selling passenger vehicles in the Middle Eastern region

Additionally, in recent years, fifth generation Camrys have become very popular in the Middle East for "Tafheet" or Arab Drifting. The main objective is to drift the Camry sideways along the road (usually a long stretch of road or freeway), while sometimes even being in the flow of traffic. This is highly dangerous, as there have been instances of the rear suspension components failing and a rear wheel being lost.

Taiwan and Southeast Asia[edit]

Asian version (pre-facelift)

Asian version (facelift)

The Camry in Taiwan and Southeast Asia of this generation looked very similar to other versions, but the front end had a "thicker" grille and larger, all-white, differently shaped headlights.[10] The reverse lights were moved onto the trunk above the added rear fog lights and were somewhat similar to the lights on a second generation Avalon's trunk.[11] The older models from 2002 to 2003 had tail lights with a white streak across them,[12] while models 2004 and later did not.[13]

Indonesia[edit]

In Indonesia, the fifth generation Camry was launched in July 2002 in two trim levels: 2.4 G with either 5-speed manual or 4-speed manual transmission and 3.0 V with 4-speed automatic transmission. The facelifted version was released in June 2004.

Philippines[edit]

In the Philippines, the fifth generation Camry was initially introduced in 2002 with 2.0- and 2.4-liter engines, with 4-speed automatic and no manual transmission. Compared to the US version, this had a different front end design (grille and headlights), as well as inner taillight garnishes. The facelifted version, which came out in around November 2004 saw off the 2.0-liter and introduced the 3.0-liter V6 with 5-speed automatic along with new colors and wheel design.

References[edit]

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Camry_(XV30)

Toyota Camry

Model series of Toyota cars

Motor vehicle

Toyota Camry
2018 Toyota Camry (ASV70R) Ascent sedan (2018-08-27) 01.jpg

2018 Toyota Camry Ascent (ASV70, Australia)

ManufacturerToyota
Also called
  • Daihatsu Altis (Japan, 2000–present)
  • Toyota Vista (Japan, 1982–1998)
  • Toyota Scepter (Japan, 1992–1996)
  • Toyota Vienta (Australia, 1995–2000)
  • Toyota Aurion (Australia, 2006–2017)
  • Holden Apollo (Australia, 1989–1996)
ProductionMarch 1982 – present
Class
Layout
Predecessor

The Toyota Camry (; Japanese: トヨタ・カムリ Toyota Kamuri) is an automobile sold internationally by the Japanese manufacturer Toyota since 1982, spanning multiple generations. Originally compact in size (narrow-body), the Camry has grown since the 1990s to fit the mid-size classification (wide-body)—although the two widths co-existed in that decade. Since the release of the wide-bodied versions, Camry has been extolled by Toyota as the firm's second "world car" after the Corolla. In Japan, Camry was once exclusive to Toyota Corolla Store retail dealerships. Narrow-body cars also spawned a rebadged sibling in Japan, the Toyota Vista (トヨタ・ビスタ)—also introduced in 1982 and sold at Toyota Vista Store locations. Diesel fuel versions have previously retailed at Toyota Diesel Store. The Vista Ardeo was a wagon version of the Vista V50.[1]

Between 1979 and 1982, the Camry nameplate was delegated to a four-door sedan model in Japan, known as the Celica Camry. When Camry became an independent model line in 1982 with the V10 series, Toyota made it available as a five-door liftback in addition to the sedan. The subsequent Camry V20 series, debuted in 1986 with a station wagon substituting the liftback body variant and Japan-only hardtop sedans making their debut. The company replaced the V20 in 1990 with the V30 sedan and hardtop, but this model series was exclusive to Japan. Automotive tax regulations in that country dictated the retention of a narrower body as used in previous Camry generations. However, overseas demand for a larger Camry resulted in the development of a wide-body XV10 sedan and station wagon that arrived in 1991. Japan also received the wider XV10 as the Toyota Scepter (トヨタ・セプター). The company then issued an XV10-bodied coupé in 1993 that was spun off in 1998 as an independent model line, titled Camry Solara.

When the Japanese market received a new narrow-body V40 series in 1994 to replace V30, the wide-body XV10 continued unchanged. Its replacement, the XV20, arrived in 1996—named Camry Gracia in Japan. It was not until the narrow V40 ended manufacture in 1998 that the Camry in Japan was to again mirror the cars sold internationally. Japanese sedans dropped the Gracia suffix in 1999, although it was retained by the wagon until its 2001 demise. From 1998, the Vista ended its Camry alignment, and instead branched into an independent model line with the V50 series for an extra generation before the nameplate was withdrawn in 2003. The next wide-body model, the XV30, came in 2001. Now sold only as a sedan, it now offered two different front- and rear-end design treatments. Japan and most global markets received one style; a separate, more conservative version covered markets in East and Southeast Asia. With the XV40 of 2006, the Camry-derived Aurion become the donor model for the more conservative Camry sold in this region. The subsequent XV50 series, sold from 2011 until 2019, has resulted in even more markets adopting the alternative body panels, such as Japan and Eastern Europe. The current generation is called the XV70.

When Toyota launched their luxury Lexus brand in 1989, it offered a close derivative of the Camry/Vista hardtop sedan as the Lexus ES. The relationship continues to this day, but over the generations, the ES—sold as the Toyota Windom in Japan from 1991 through to 2005—gravitated further away from its Camry brethren. Between 2000 and 2010 and since 2012, Daihatsu has offered a badge engineered Camry as the Daihatsu Altis (ダイハツ・アルティス) sold only in Japan. Badge engineering has also occurred in Australia with the Holden Apollo between 1989 and 1996. From 1993, Toyota Australia badged V6-engined versions as Camry Vienta, becoming Toyota Vienta in 1995 until the badge's departure in 2000. Between 2006 and 2017, the Toyota Aurion model from Australia was derived from the V6 Camry, but with revised front-end and rear-end styling treatment and a partially refurbished cabin.

Etymology[edit]

The name "Camry" derives from the Japanese word kanmuri (ja:冠, かんむり), meaning "crown".[2] This follows Toyota's naming tradition of using the crown name for primary models starting with the Toyota Crown (1955), continuing with the Toyota Corona (1957) and Corolla (1966); the Latin words for "crown" and "small crown", respectively.[3] Maintaining this theme was the Toyota Tiara (1960) named after the "tiara" form of crown.[4] The Atara trim level name used on the Camry in Australia since 2011 means "crown" in Hebrew.[5] The rebadged Camry variant for Japan, the Toyota Scepter (1991)—took its name from "scepter", a royal accessory to a crown.

Timeline[edit]

Narrow-body[edit]

Celica Camry (A40/A50; 1979–1982)[edit]

See also: Toyota Carina

Motor vehicle

Toyota Celica Camry
Тойота Celica Camry седан Япония спецификации.jpg

Celica Camry XT Super Edition (Japan)

Production1979–1982[6]
AssemblyJapan: Toyota, Aichi (Tsutsumi plant)
Body style
LayoutFront-engine, rear-wheel drive
Related
Engine
Transmission
Wheelbase2,500 mm (98.4 in)
Length4,350–4,445 mm (171.3–175.0 in)
Width1,645 mm (64.8 in)
Height1,390 mm (54.7 in)
Curb weight980–1,060 kg (2,161–2,337 lb)
Rear view of Toyota Celica Camry (Japan)

The "Camry" nameplate originated on a four-door sedan approximate to the Toyota Celica called the Celica Camry. Toyota designated this initial application of the Camry name as the A40/A50 series. Celica Camry made its sales debut in January 1980[7] at Toyota Corolla Store retail dealerships in Japan.[8] Production had earlier commenced in December 1979 at the Tsutsumi plant at Toyota, Aichi.[9] Despite the marketing position, Celica Camry shares few components with its namesake—but rather the Carina (A40/A50).[10] Toyota modified the Carina by elongating its front-end and incorporating styling cues such as the T-bar grille motif that resembled the Celica XX/Supra (A40). Strictly speaking, Celica Camry is not the first generation of Camry, but rather its predecessor.

Celica Camry uses the front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout and in A40 guise, a standard four-link rigid axlesuspension system with gasolineinline-four engines displacing 1.6 liters for the 12T-U (TA41) and 1.8 liters with the 13T-U (TA46).[10] Initial model grades comprised: 1600 LT, 1600 XT, 1800 LT, 1800 XT,[11] and 1800 XT Super Edition. In August 1980, Toyota released high-end models with four-wheel independent suspension, denoted A50 (front MacPherson struts, rear semi-trailing arm setup; four-wheel disc brakes).[10][12][13] For the TA57 series 1800 SX, Toyota fitted the 1.8-liter 3T-EU engine.[12][13] Toyota designated the new 2.0-liter grades, the 21R-U powered 2000 SE and 18R-GEU-based 2000 GT as RA56 and RA55, respectively.[12][13]

V10 (1982–1986)[edit]

Motor vehicle

V10
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Camry DX sedan (US; facelift)

Also calledToyota Vista
ProductionMarch 1982 – August 1986
Model years1983–1986
AssemblyJapan: Toyota, Aichi (Tsutsumi plant)
Body style
LayoutTransverse front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Engine
Transmission
  • 5-speed manual
  • 4-speed automatic
Wheelbase2,600 mm (102.4 in)
Length
  • 4,400–4,435 mm (173.2–174.6 in) (sedan)
  • 4,435 mm (174.6 in) (liftback)
Width1,690 mm (66.5 in)
Height
  • 1,395 mm (54.9 in) (sedan)
  • 1,370 mm (53.9 in) (liftback)
Curb weight990–1,130 kg (2,180–2,490 lb)

Toyota started production of the first generation series Camry in March 1982 at the Tsutsumi plant.[9] Designated the model code V10, when fitted with S-series gasoline engines it was known as the SV10, SV11, or SV12 depending on the exact version.[14] Likewise, the C-series diesel versions are identified by the CV10 and CV11 codes.[14] Released to the Japanese market on 24 March 1982, Toyota issued the V10 series as a four-door notchbacksedan retailing at the Toyota Corolla Store dealerships.[15] At the same time, a twinned model—the Toyota Vista—launched as a rebadged Camry sold at separate Toyota Vista Store locations.[16] Five-door liftback versions of the Vista came to the market in August 1982,[17] although outside of export markets the Camry remained exclusively a sedan. These cars served above the comparably sized Toyota Carina and Corona in the Toyota hierarchy. Unlike the preceding Celica Camry, exports were achieved with the first generation Camry to Australia, Europe and North America.[18]

Camry ZX sedan (Japan; pre-facelift)

Camry GLi liftback (Australia; pre-facelift)

Camry GLi liftback (Australia; pre-facelift)

Vista liftback (Japan; facelift)

Vista VF-II sedan (Japan; facelift)

Camry LE liftback (US; facelift)

Development of the V10 series Camry and Vista began in August 1977 following the 1973 oil crisis and would later cover the 1979 crisis.[18][19] Automobile manufacturers were making the inexorable move to downsized, lighter, more fuel efficient cars with better aerodynamic performance.[20][21] The industry also began wide-scale switching from the rear-wheel-drive layout to the lighter and more compact front-wheel-drive in the interest of increased fuel economy.[22][23] With a development focus on exports, particularly to the US,[18] Toyota designed Camry to replace the Corona T130 in many overseas markets.[24] It needed to compete with the compact, front-drive Honda Accord sedan from Japan.[25] Via one-upmanship, Camry exceeded the Accord's wheelbase by 150 mm (5.9 in) and offered larger engines.[25] The design brief also established the compact front-wheel-drive X platform vehicles by General Motors in the US as competitors.[18] In light of this competition—and a first for Toyota—the V10 adopted front-wheel drive with the engine transversely mounted.[27] Between this layout that reduced the size of the engine compartment, the notchback sedan and liftback bodies with rear quarter windows, and the longer wheelbase of 2,600 mm (102.4 in)—the V10 series was considered spacious for its time and class.[18][28] Furthermore, by situating the fuel tank underneath the back seat, luggage space is increased.[29] The styling of the V10 followed the box-shaped trends characteristic of the early 1980s.Wind tunnel testing led to the fitment of drag-reducing flush pillars, a flat roofline to reduce wind buffeting, and one-piece front bumper with air dam to direct air flow.[30]Drag coefficient is quoted at Cd=0.38 for the sedan and Cd=0.36 for the liftback.[30]

Coil spring independent suspension features by way of a MacPherson strut type with stabilizer and strut bar up front, and a MacPherson rear setup with parallel lower arms.[29] Steering uses a rack and pinion design; braking hardware is made up of front ventilated discs and rear drums with a double proportioning valve to suppress lock-up.[29] Innovatively, a sensor is fitted to detect worn-out brake pads, alerted by use of an audible chime.[29]

Powertrain design was reassessed for front-wheel-drive and this generated a foundation for which other models were developed.[18] The transaxle is connected inline with the engine, and to create a simple and compact structure, a single rail system that replaces the three shafts normally used for each gear range with a single shaft, was adopted. In addition, automatic transmission fluid was used for the lubricating oil in order to reduce friction.[18] Existing gasoline S- and diesel C-series engines were converted for use in transverse applications.[18] Initially, the V10 featured the 1.8-liter 1S-LU engine good for 100 PS (74 kW) and an S50 five-speed manual transmission.[17][28] From July 1982, four-speed automatic with overdrive became available after starting manufacture the previous month.[17][28][31] The 2.0-liter 2S-ELU engine with 120 PS (88 kW) an improved S51 five-speed manual transmission and four-speed automatic followed in August.[17][28] August 1983 saw the 1.8-liter 1C-TLturbocharged diesel offered (80 PS or 59 kW)[17][28] exclusive to Japanese dealerships called Toyota Diesel Store.[32] June 1984 introduced the twin-cam 2.0-liter 3S-GELU engine offered on higher trims with 140 or 160 PS (103 or 118 kW) depending on the version.[17][28][33][34] For lower trims, the 85 PS (63 kW) "Ci" 1.8-liter 1S-iLU arrived.[14] The diesel was upgraded to the 2.0-liter 2C-TL specification in August 1985 (88 PS or 65 kW).[17][28]

Japanese trims levels initially comprised LT, XT, SE, and ZX for Camry sedan.[14][35] Lumiere and XE grades came to the market in June 1984, and the GLi TwinCam in May 1985.[35] Vista sedan and liftback specification levels were at first VC (sedan only), VL, VE, and VX.[14] The VF arrived in August 1982, and VR and VS models in June 1984 at the expense of the departing VE.[14] Special edition models comprised: VE Extra (December 1982), VL Extra (January 1983), VL Super Extra (January 1985), VF-II (April 1985 and April 1986), and VL Grand Extra (December 1985 and April 1986).[36]Wing mirrors became door-mounted as opposed to fender-mounted in May 1983.[36] Facelifted models arrived in June 1984[35] featuring a new grille, redesigned bumpers,[37] revised tail-lamps, updated dashboard, enlarged glovebox, and general trim alterations.[38]

The shift to smaller cars amid the oil crises doubled Japanese automobile market share from 10 to 20 percent in the United States between 1970 and 1980; thus, causing economic tensions between the two nations.[19][39] Toyota then began investigating the option of building a US production facility, following the announcements in January and April 1980 by Honda and Nissan, respectively, to manufacture automobiles locally.[19] As investigations proceeded, Toyota proposed entering a joint venture with Ford in May 1980 to produce a compact car.[19] Toyota advocated that its Camry be manufactured at a Ford factory and sold through the sales channels of both brands, but Ford deemed Camry to be in competition with a model it was developing, which became the Ford Tempo, leading to an impasse and then the cessation of negotiations in July 1981.[19] Increasing Japan–United States unease culminated with the Japanese government, at the urging of its US counterpart, imposing a voluntary cartel in May 1981 with a threshold for the export of motor vehicles to the US.[40] Toyota would eventually pursue circumvention; firstly by entering into venture by forming NUMMI with General Motors in 1984 to manufacture the Toyota Corolla,[41] and then by setting up its own facility at Georgetown, Kentucky in 1988 for the next generation Camry.[42]

Sales of the V10 Camry in the US began in March 1983 after exports commenced in January, and by 1985 it had sold 128,000 units.[18][43] Unlike other markets, federalized quad headlamps were fitted for the 1983 and 1984 model years. Buyers could specify sedan or liftback bodies with a five-speed manual transmission or extra-cost four-speed automatic paired to the 2.0-liter gasoline 2S-ELC motor rated at 92 hp (69 kW).[44] Toyota then offered DX (deluxe) and LE (luxury edition) trim levels,[45] the latter adding standard features such as body-colored bumpers, tachometer, tilt steering wheel, upgraded stereo, electric mirrors and variable intermittent windscreen wipers.[46] Updates for the 1984 model year included an overdrive lockout switch for the automatic transmission.[38] Also optional was the manual-only 1.8-liter 1C-TLC turbo diesel for the DX with 73 hp (54 kW), a special gauge cluster, and quieter exhaust system.[38] Changes for 1985 involved the facelift (now with one-piece headlamps), the transfer of the optional cruise control's switchgear from the dashboard to the wiper stalk, and wider LE-type tires for the DX trim (from 165 to 185 millimeters or 6.5 to 7.3 inches).[46] 1985 cars received gas-charged front shock absorbers and stiffer rear springs, an anti-theft alarm system was now optional on both grades, automatic became an option for the diesel, the DX added a standard tilt steering wheel, and the LE models offered an optional electronic instrument cluster.[38] For 1986, a replacement diesel engine, the automatic-only 2.0-liter 2C-TLC arrived for the DX and LE (79 hp or 59 kW), and the gasoline model increased power by around 3 hp (2 kW).[38] Other revisions for this model year were a revised powered brake system and new cloth seat and door trim for LEs.[38]

For Australia, the Camry range—based on the Vista front styling—was limited to a single-grade GLi liftback variant between April 1983 and April 1987.[37][47] Sold as an upmarket alternative to the locally produced Corona T140, the sole powertrain offered was the gasoline 2.0-liter 2S-EL engine with 77 kW (103 hp) coupled with the five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission.[37] Optional extras included powering steering, air conditioning, electric moonroof, power doors and windows, plus an upgraded stereo.[29] Facelifted models with more standard appointments arrived in August 1984, and the unleaded version from early 1986 reduced power output by 2 kW (3 hp).[37]

Europe and the United Kingdom received both body variants when released there in mid 1984—these were available in the gasoline DX trim (1.8- 1S-L) and 2.0-liter GLi (2S-EL) or the GLD turbo diesel (1.8- 1C-TL in early models; later models upgraded to the 2.0-liter 2C-TL).

Powertrains (V10)
Model Fuel Engine Power Torque Transmission
SV10Gasoline1.8 L I4 (1S-L, 1S-LU)74 kW (100 PS) (JP; 1S-LU)152 N⋅m (112 lb⋅ft) (JP; 1S-LU)5-speed manual (S51)
4-speed automatic (A140E)
1.8 L I4 (1S-iLU)63 kW (85 PS) (JP)142 N⋅m (105 lb⋅ft) (JP)
SV112.0 L I4 (2S-EL, 2S-ELC, 2S-ELU)88 kW (120 PS) (JP: 2S-ELU)
77 kW (103 hp) (AU; 2S-EL)
69 kW (92 hp) (NA; 2S-ELC)
173 N⋅m (128 lb⋅ft) (JP; 2S-ELU)
162 N⋅m (119 lb⋅ft) (AU; 2S-EL)
160 N⋅m (118 lb⋅ft) (NA; 2S-ELC)
SV122.0 L I4 (3S-GELU)103 or 118 kW (140 or 160 PS) (JP)172 or 186 N⋅m (127 or 137 lb⋅ft) (JP)
CV10Diesel1.8 L I4-T (1C-TL, 1C-TLC)59 kW (80 PS) (JP; 1C-TL)
54 kW (73 hp) (NA: 1C-TLC)
145 N⋅m (107 lb⋅ft) (JP; 1C-TL)
145 N⋅m (107 lb⋅ft) (NA; 1C-TLC)
5-speed manual (S50)
4-speed automatic (A140L)
CV112.0 L I4-T (2C-TL, 2C-TLC)65 kW (88 PS) (JP; 2C-TL)
59 kW (79 hp) (NA; 2C-TLC)
177 N⋅m (131 lb⋅ft) (JP, 2C-TL)

V20 (1986–1992)[edit]

Motor vehicle

V20
1987-1990 Toyota Camry LE sedan 01.jpg

Camry LE sedan (Canada; pre-facelift)

Also called
Production
  • August 1986 – August 1991 (Japan)
  • February 1987 – November 1992 (Australia)
  • May 1988 – August 1991 (US)
Assembly
DesignerSeiichi Yamauchi (1984)
Body style
Layout
Engine
  • 1.8 L I4 gasoline (1S-i)
  • 1.8 L I4 gasoline (4S-Fi)
  • 2.0 L I4 gasoline (3S-FC)
  • 2.0 L I4 gasoline (3S-FE)
  • 2.0 L I4 gasoline (3S-GE)
  • 2.0 L V6 gasoline (1VZ-FE)
  • 2.5 L V6 gasoline (2VZ-FE)
  • 2.0 L I4-T diesel (2C-T)
Transmission
  • 5-speed manual
  • 4-speed automatic
Wheelbase2,600 mm (102.4 in)
Length
  • 4,500–4,520 mm (177.2–178.0 in) (sedan)
  • 4,525 mm (178.1 in) (wagon)
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height
  • 1,385–1,395 mm (54.5–54.9 in) (sedan)
  • 1,440 mm (56.7 in) (wagon)
Curb weight1,080–1,295 kg (2,381–2,855 lb)

The second generation, V20 series Camry went on sale during August 1986 in Japan.[48] As with the previous series, there was again a parallel Vista model for the home market that Toyota released simultaneously.[49] V20 Camry and Vista sedans continued with the four-door sedan configuration.[48] For overseas markets, Toyota issued a station wagon for the first time.[50] The Vista also launched with a four-door pillared hardtop sedan with unique body panels all-round in lieu of the liftback offered with the previous car—a body extended to the Camry in August 1988.[48][49] To attain a sportier appearance with lower and wider proportions, Toyota reduced the height of the hardtop by 25 mm (1 in) over the sedan.[49] Not intended for export, this hardtop body with few changes would later form the basis of the upscale but hastily conceived Lexus ES 250 produced for North American customers[51][52][53][54] from June 1989 through to 1991.[9] Toyota rushed the ES 250 as a stopgap measure to flesh out the fledgling Lexus lineup so as not to launch the flagship LS 400 as a stand-alone model.[55]

Camry Prominent hardtop (Japan)

Camry ZX sedan (Japan; pre-facelift)

Camry CS sedan (Australia; pre-facelift)

Camry LE V6 sedan (US; pre-facelift)

Camry LE V6 sedan (US; facelift)

Lexus ES 250 (US; facelift)

Camry Spirit wagon (Australia; first facelift)

Camry Ultima sedan (Australia; second facelift)

The V20 Camry originated from a time at Toyota when considerable cost and attention to detail was engineered into its cars such as high-quality materials and build quality to transcend the competition.[58][59] Sedans retained the V10's rear quarter glass with styling less angular than before.[48][60][61] To appease export customers, styling lost some of its Japanese legacy in its transition to a more Americanized design, with a softer and sleeker silhouette.[62][63] Toyota designed the body with aerodynamics in mind, with performance of Cd=0.34 for the sedan.[63] V20 also features headlamps and a grille that are sculptured into a gently curved hood that partially conceal the windscreen wipers, wind splitters up the ends of the windscreen, near-flush glass, and a third door seal to close the gap between the body and window frames.[63][64] Body dimensions were largely unchanged from the previous model, including an identical wheelbase,[61] although length increases 100 mm (3.9 in).[49] Basic sub-skin hardware is also closely related, including the platform and the fully independent suspension with a strut and a coil spring at each corner and an anti-roll bar at each end.[63][65] Noise isolation is improved by mounting the rear suspension on a subframe akin to the Toyota Celica (T160) that had now switched to Camry-based mechanicals.[63][66][67] As before, the braking package encompasses ventilated discs up front, conventional drums in the rear, upgraded to rear discs in some cars.[63][68] The braking system has a tandem-type booster and diagonally divided hydraulic circuits.[68] Wagons receive a load-sensing proportioning valve that grants greater braking pressure when laden and prevents wheel lockup under light payloads.[69] Entry-level V20 wheel size increases from 13 to 14 inches.[61]

All engines now use fuel injection exclusively and were common to Camry and Vista. Entry-level customers were offered the carry-over "Ci" 1.8-liter 1S-i (designated 1S-iLU in the V10) inline-four with five-speed manual or an automatic with four gears.[70][71] Stepping up from this were the new 3S-FE and GT high-performance 3S-GE (designated 3S-GELU for V10s) 2.0-liter twin-cam four-cylinder cars.[48][49] Turbo-diesel models were again limited to the 2C-T motor displacing 2.0 liters (labeled 2C-TL for V10s).[70][71] Transmission were either a five-speed manual or an electronically controlled automatic with four gears.[48][49] When launched in Japan, the V20 series Camry (sedan only) offered the following trim levels: LT, XT, XT Saloon, ZE, ZT, ZX, and GT.[70] For the Vista sedan, Toyota offered: VC, VL, VE, VR, and VX. Hardtop versions comprised: VE, VR, VX, and GT.[71] Flagship models of the Japanese specification Camry sedan, the Camry Prominent and Prominent G arrived in April 1987 with the 2.0-liter 1VZ-FEV6 engine, a protruding chrome grille, larger North American-type bumpers, wood grain interior highlights, an electric seat function, plus electronic instrument cluster.[48][70] Full-time four-wheel-drive became an option in October 1987 with select 3S-FE manual variants (VL Extra, VR); automatics equipped with an electronic front- and rear-wheel torque distribution optimizer followed in August 1988.[70][71][72] The Vista was not available with the V6, but in April 1987, the special edition Vista VL Extra sedan and hardtop arrived, followed by the Etoile in August and again in January 1989; limited edition Etoile V cars were offered in September 1989 and January 1990.[71][73] Toyota discontinued the Vista VC in December 1989 and released a special edition VX Limited in May 1989 and then again for January 1990.[72][73] When the Camry Prominent hardtop variant arrived in August 1988,[74] it offered base, G, and E-Type levels of trim alongside a new sedan-only Camry Lumière.[72] Also in August 1988, a diesel version of the Vista hardtop made its debut, and the 1.8-liter gasoline engine was upgraded to the twin-cam 4S-Fi specification.[70][71] Special editions for the Camry comprised: Lumière S sedan (January 1989), Prominent X hardtop (May 1989), Lumière G sedan (June 1989), and XT Saloon Special sedan (January 1990).[72]

North American market V20 series Camry sedan and wagons came to the market in late 1986 for the 1987 model year.[50][75]Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, the first wholly owned Toyota plant in the US, began producing the Camry in May 1988.[43] The country of manufacture can be found by looking at the first character of the VIN; a Camry manufactured in Japan has a VIN starting with "J", a model made in the US starts with "4" and a model made in Australia starts with "6". All Camry station wagons for the United States originated from Japan, while sedans were a mix of Japanese built and American built, with the ratio of American built sedans increasing yearly. Three trim levels of the V20 Camry were made: the unbadged base model, the DX, and the LE. The four-wheel-drive Camry, dubbed All-Trac was introduced for 1988 and a 2.5-liter V6 engine was also added as an option. The V6 was fuel-injected with 24 valves, and dual overhead camshafts. The 1989 model year saw the Camry’s mid life update which included new front and rear bumper covers that were one piece instead of two, new taillight design, along with a few interior styling updates. The 1990 model year saw a slight upgrade in horsepower for V6 models, from 153 to 156. North American 1990 Camrys built from February 1990-August 1990 also saw another refresh that included Toyota’s new logo introduced that year onto the front grille. Color keyed door handles and grille also appeared on DX and LE models, along with a new ignition chime. In 1989, anti-lock brakes became optional on the LE V6 sedan and wagon, and LE All-Trac.

1991 model year Camrys began production in August 1990, and can be identified by a newly redesigned front valence panel under the front bumper. In addition, the DX model gains new standard color keyed bumpers, new interior cloth that replaces the older tweed, and new hubcap designs on both DX and LE models.

Toyota Australia released the second generation Camry in April 1987.[47] Local manufacture of the V20 had begun earlier in February at its recently acquired Australian Motor Industries facility at Port Melbourne, Victoria as a replacement for the Corona T140 and the Camry before it. Four-cylinder engine production and panel-stamping was undertaken at Toyota's Altona, Victoria plant, all part of a model localization and factory upgrades investment totaling A$115 million.[67][76][77] In fact, it was the first Camry made outside Japan, and is notable for being the most localized Toyota Australia product thus far with a lead time of less than six months, the shortest yet between start of Japanese and Australian manufacture.[78] Higher levels of specification were fitted with the locally built 2.0-liter 3S-FE motor,[67] but the imported 1.8-liter 1S-i unit distinguished base SE and CS cars.[79] Both sedans and wagons were offered and either engine offered standard five-speed manual transmission, upgradeable to the four-speed automatic.[80] Features standard at the base level SE comprised: AM/FM radio, centre console storage compartment, remote fuel filler release, intermittent windscreen wipers, digital clock. CS cars added a tilt steering column to which the CS-X adds a key lock warning system. The CS driver's seat has front height adjustment; the CS-X's front and rear height adjustment. The CS gets a two speaker AM/FM radio cassette player; the CS-X a four-speaker system and automatic electric antenna, plus central locking, variable intermittent wipers and center rear arm rest. The sedan-only Ultima grade gains power windows, cruise control, automatic transmission as standard, velour trim, and a nine-stage graphic equalizer for the audio system.[67][81] A fleet-focused Executive pack based on the SE arrived in May 1988, adding automatic transmission, power steering, and air conditioning.[67][82] In June 1988, the 2.5-liter V6 was introduced, being an imported fully optioned model from Japan sold in limited numbers and distinguished from local four-cylinder cars by its unique bumpers and trim.[67][83] Coinciding with the August 1989 facelift,[47] the 2.0-liter 3S-FC engine with carburetor superseded the imported 1.8.[84] The updates brought minor adjustments inside and out, including improved suspension, steering, and headlights.[84] In May 1991, Toyota made the fuel-injected 3S-FE version standard upon the carbureted engine's deletion, and the CS trim level became CSi.[84][85] Coinciding with this change, power steering became standard fitment and Toyota Australia refreshed badging, including the attachment of the new corporate logo consisting of three overlapping ellipses to form the letter "T".[84] With the May 1991 update, the Ultima models gained a CD player, the first Australian-built car to offer this.[86] Towards the end of the series, special editions were released, starting with the Spirit of February 1991.[84] Then in September 1992, value-added CSi Limited and Olympic Spirit cars came onto the scene.[84] Australian production ended in late November 1992, in time for production of the XV10 to commence on 2 December.[87][88] The Used Car Safety Ratings, published in 2008 by the Monash University Accident Research Centre, found that V20 Camry models provide an "average" (3/5 stars) level of occupant safety protection in the event of an accident.[89]

  • Camry Executive sedan (Australia; pre-facelift)

  • Camry Lumière sedan (Japan; facelift)

  • Camry LE V6 sedan (US; facelift)

  • Camry Spirit wagon (Australia; first facelift)

  • Camry CSi Limited sedan (Australia; second facelift)

Holden Apollo (JK, JL)

Holden Apollo (JK) SLE sedan

Holden Apollo (JL) SLX sedan

Holden Apollo (JK) SL sedan

Holden Apollo (JL) GS sedan

The Holden Apollo, a rebadged variant to the Toyota Camry, retailed in Australia alongside the facelifted Camry V20 series from August 1989.[90][91] Production had started in July.[77] This model sharing occurred due to the United Australian Automobile Industries (UAAI) joint venture between Toyota Australia and General Motors-Holden's starting in 1987 that resulted in model sharing between both automakers from August 1989.[92][93] Known as the JK series, the Apollo differentiated itself by way of a redesigned grille, rehashed tail lamps and other minor trim items.[93] This rebranding scheme was the result of the Button car plan, introduced in May 1984 to rationalise and make the Australian automotive industry more competitive on a global scale by means of reducing import tariffs.[94] Offered in sedan and wagon guises, Apollo replaced the Camira.[91]

Powertrains were verbatim of the Camry, with the 3S-FC for the entry-level SL, and higher-end SLX and SLE models graced with the 3S-FE engine.[91][95] An SLX option pack, known as the Executive was also available.[96] The SL opened up the Apollo range with remote exterior mirrors, intermittent windscreen wipers, heated rear screen demister, remote trunk release for sedans and fuel filler door, a two-speaker radio cassette player and tinted side and rear glass.[97] SLX variants were distinguished by their full wheel covers, as opposed to the SL model's steel wheels with centre caps.[98] The Executive variant was not a stand-alone model, but an option pack for the SLX, adding power steering and automatic transmission.[96] SLE equipment included the four-wheel disc brakes, variable intermittent windscreen wipers, a four-speaker stereo, body-coloured bumpers, dual odometers, automatic headlamp cut-off system, velour seat upholstery, centre back-seat armrest, power antenna, central locking with illuminated driver's door lock and front map lamps.[97][99] As per the Camry, in May 1991, the EFI version of the engine was made standard.[85]

In August 1991, there was a small Apollo facelift, given the designation JL, with an altered model range.[90][100] The SL and SLX continued, with the SLE now available only as a sedan. The Executive pack was now no longer offered, and a sports version, dubbed GS was introduced in both body variants. Equipment levels mostly mirrored the previous JK, although the SLX was now similar in specification to the discontinued Executive and the GS to the JK SLE, albeit without standard automatic transmission.[101] GS specification cars also added body stripes, red highlights, a tachometer and upgraded audio.[100] Appearance-wise, the JK and JL are very similar, with the JL's grille treated with bolder chrome highlighting and slightly altered tail lamps on sedans.[102] The XV10 Camry-based JM Apollo replaced the JL in March 1993.[90]

Powertrains (V20)
Model Drive Fuel Engine Power Torque Transmission
SV20FWDGasoline1.8 L I4 (1S-i)63 kW (85 PS) (JP)
64 kW (86 hp) (AU)
142 N⋅m (105 lb⋅ft) (JP)
145 N⋅m (107 lb⋅ft) (AU)
5-speed manual
4-speed automatic (A140E)
SV221.8 L I4 (4S-Fi)77 kW (105 PS) (JP)149 N⋅m (110 lb⋅ft) (JP)5-speed manual
4-speed automatic (A140E)
2.0 L I4 (3S-FC)82 kW (110 hp) (AU)166 N⋅m (122 lb⋅ft) (AU)5-speed manual
4-speed automatic (A140E)
SV212.0 L I4 (3S-GE)103 kW (140 PS) (JP)172 N⋅m (127 lb⋅ft) (JP)5-speed manual
4-speed automatic (A140E)
2.0 L I4 (3S-FE)88 kW (120 PS) (JP)
88 kW (118 hp) (AU)
86 kW (115 hp) (NA)
169 N⋅m (125 lb⋅ft) (JP)
171 N⋅m (126 lb⋅ft) (AU)
165 N⋅m (122 lb⋅ft) (NA)
5-speed manual (S51, S53)
4-speed automatic (A140E)
SV254WD5-speed manual (E56F5)
4-speed automatic (A540H)
VZV20FWD2.0 L V6 (1VZ-FE)103 kW (140 PS) (JP)174 N⋅m (128 lb⋅ft) (JP)5-speed manual (E53)
4-speed automatic (A540E)
VZV212.5 L V6 (2VZ-FE)117 kW (157 hp) (AU)
114 kW (153 hp) (NA)
215 N⋅m (159 lb⋅ft) (AU)
210 N⋅m (155 lb⋅ft) (NA)
5-speed manual (E52)
4-speed automatic (A540E)
CV20Diesel2.0 L I4-T (2C-T)60 kW (82 PS) (JP)177 N⋅m (131 lb⋅ft) (JP)5-speed manual (S50)
4-speed automatic (A140L)

V30 (1990–1994)[edit]

Motor vehicle

V30
1990 Toyota Camry (Japanese spec) 01 (cropped).jpg
Also calledToyota Vista
ProductionJuly 1990 – June 1994
AssemblyJapan: Toyota, Aichi (Tsutsumi plant)
DesignerOsamu Shikado (1988)[103]
Body style
Layout
Related
Engine
  • 1.8 L I4 gasoline (4S-FE)
  • 2.0 L I4 gasoline (3S-FE)
  • 2.0 L I4 gasoline (3S-GE)
  • 2.0 L V6 gasoline (1VZ-FE)
  • 2.5 L V6 gasoline (4VZ-FE)
  • 2.0 L I4-T diesel (2C-T)
Transmission
  • 5-speed manual
  • 4-speed automatic
Wheelbase2,600 mm (102.4 in)
Length
  • 4,600 mm (181.1 in) (sedan)
  • 4,630–4,670 mm (182.3–183.9 in) (hardtop)
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height
  • 1,395 mm (54.9 in) (sedan)
  • 1,380 mm (54.3 in) (hardtop)
Curb weight1,180–1,360 kg (2,600–3,000 lb)

Introduced exclusively to Japan in July 1990, the Camry V30 carried forward the four-door sedan and a differently styled hardtop sedan.[104] Like before, either shape could be had in a Vista branded variety with revised styling.[104] Both bodies would also form the basis of enlarged wide-body XV10 versions from September 1991, aimed primarily at international markets.[105][106] The V30 remained smaller than the XV10 to offer buyers a vehicle within the "five-number" registration category concerning exterior dimensions and engine displacement for Japanese vehicle size regulations.[107] The rules required a body width under 1.7 m (5.6 ft), length under 4.7 m (15.4 ft), and engines at or below 2,000 cc.[108] Sedans in the wide-body format would sell overseas as the Camry XV10—identical to the smaller V30 in most respects except for the front- and rear-end styling grafted to an otherwise unchanged body and interior.[109] Hardtop sedans would engender the luxury Lexus ES 300 (XV10), which again would couple the existing side profile with rehashed front, rear, and interior designs.[110] The export-oriented ES 300 would sell as the Toyota Windom in Japan.[111]

Dimensions grew slightly with sedan body length extended to 4,600 mm (181.1 in), and for the Vista and Camry hardtops to 4,630 and 4,370 mm (182.3 and 172.0 in), respectively.[112][113] Penned by Osamu Shikado,[114] the V30's design is much rounder when compared to the V20 series.[104] Sedans purge the V20's six-window greenhouse for a four-part setup with integrated window sashes.[112] Up front, the sedan's curved headlamps converge with a slimline grille insert; hardtops get a thinner front assembly with narrower lights, and the C-pillar is raked more sharply.[104] Base cars gain full body-colour coding of peripheral exterior components.[112]

The four-wheel strut/coil suspension carried over from the V20, although as option on high-end front-drive trims, Toyota added a wheel-stroke-sensitive Toyota Electronic Modulated Suspension (TEMS) and speed sensitive four-wheel steering.[115] The available powerplants were three twin-cam inline-four engines—the 1.8-liter 4S-FE, plus the 3S-FE and higher-performance 3S-GE 2.0-liter units.[115] Toyota also made available the 2.0-liter 2C-T turbo-diesel inline-four, and for the flagship Camry Prominent only, the 2.0-liter 1VZ-FE gasoline V6.[115]

An updated model appeared in July 1992.[112] The scope of changes ranged from a new, larger grille and a revised air conditioning unit. At the same time the ZX touring package appeared in place of GT, which Toyota discontinued in conjunction with its 3S-GE.[112]

  • Camry sedan (pre-facelift)

V40 (1994–1998)[edit]

Motor vehicle

The Camry V40 appeared in July 1994 exclusively for the Japanese market. The Toyota Vista twin continued on, although the Camry Prominent hardtop was no longer offered; only the Vista was available as a hardtop. As before in previous generations, the Camry was exclusive to Toyota Corolla Store, while the Vista was only available at Toyota Vista Store locations.

V40 continued to be built around the 4,700 mm (185.0 in) x 1,700 mm (66.9 in) length-width bracket, legacy of a Japanese taxation law. The car is 15 mm (0.6 in) taller[116] than its predecessor.[115]

Engines for the V40 were a 1.8-liter (4S-FE type) and 2.0-liter (3S-FE type), and a 2.2-liter turbodiesel (3C-T type). At launch only the 2.0-liter model was available in all-wheel drive mode, although afterwards the 2.2-liter turbodiesel could be optioned with this system.

Toyota updated the V40 in June 1996. In the update anti-lock brakes and dual air bags became standard equipment. After 1998, the Japanese market Camry and international Camry became in-line with each other, with the Vista taking over the V30 and V40 Camry roles.

  • Camry sedan (pre-facelift)

  • Camry 2.0 Lumière G (facelift)

  • Vista hardtop (pre-facelift)

  • Vista hardtop (pre-facelift)

V50 (1998–2003)[edit]

Motor vehicle

V50 (Vista)
Toyota Vista V50 (cropped).jpg
Production1998–2003
AssemblyJapan: Toyota, Aichi (Tsutsumi plant)
Body style
Layout
PlatformToyota MC platform
Engine
  • 1.8 L I4
  • 2.0 L I4
Wheelbase2,700 mm (110 in)
Length4,670 mm (184 in)
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height1,505–1,515 mm (59.3–59.6 in)
Curb weight1,310 kg (2,890 lb)
SuccessorToyota Avensis (T250)

The V50 generation was not available as a Camry—only as a Vista—as a sedan, plus a station wagon called Vista Ardeo. 1.8 L and 2.0 L engines were available. The interior features a center instrument panel/navigation display.

Vista V50 is significant because it's one of the first fruits of Toyota's company-wide platform renewal efforts known as the MC. Studies for new front-wheel drive (FWD) platform and packaging layout began in 1993 and appeared on market in December 1997 in the Toyota Prius, but the Vista is the first mass-production, FWD Toyota with a new platform. Toyota claims this is the first true redesign and rethink of its FWD platforms since the 1982 Camry/Vista. With this platform, Toyota trades the rear MacPherson struts for a torsion beam axle setup. A double-wishbone setup is available for all-wheel drive. Toyota also flipped the engine orientation so that the intake manifold is in front, improving space efficiency.

Production for the Vista ended in September 2003, as Toyota prepared to rename the Vista dealers as the Toyota Netz dealership network. The move to simplify Toyota's dealership came in light of the pending Lexus launch in Japan, planned for August 2005. In April 2005 the process was complete and all Vista dealers became Netz dealers. In October 2003, the Vista was replaced by the second generation Avensis.

  • Vista sedan (pre-facelift)

  • Vista Ardeo wagon (facelift)

Wide-body[edit]

XV10 (1991–1996)[edit]

Motor vehicle

Main article: Toyota Camry (XV10)

Toyota replaced the compact V20 Camry with the Japanese market-only V30 series in 1990. However, international markets such as Australia and North America received a widened version of the V30, known as the XV10 series. While marginally larger than the V20, the V30 had to comply with Japanese dimension regulations, which restricted the car's width to 1,700 mm (67 in) and length to 4,700 mm (190 in) for a lower tax obligation. Particularly in the United States, this narrower model was seen as compromised, thus limiting its sales potential.[117] As a result, the "wide-body" mid-size Camry (XV10) released to North America in 1991 was developed from early 1988 and the final design frozen later that year.[118] It was with the XV10 that Toyota upgraded the Camry's status to its second "world car" after the Corolla, with exports starting from Australia to Southeast Asia.[106] Japan also received the wider XV10 model, although it was sold under the Toyota Scepter name there.[119][120] Toyota chose the name "Scepter" as a reference to the Camry/Crown naming tradition, as a "scepter" is a symbolic ornamental staff held by a ruling monarch, a prominent item of royal regalia.

A notable point of the "Wide body" SXV10 Camry is the influence of engineering developed from the launch of Lexus and the LS400, which came to market just a few years prior to its public debut. The kinship to Lexus models in engineering standards (such as CMM and GD&T development standards) and tolerances on the SXV10 is often perceived to be closer than any prior or latter iterations of the Camry. In an interview with Automotive News, Chris Hostetter, group vice president for Toyota NA, admitted that the 1992 Camry was considered by many company insiders to be more of a "Lexus product" than most Toyota badge cars, going on to mention that it borrowed technologies such as hydraulically powered cooling fans directly developed from the ES300.[121] However, the Lexus standards of the SXV10 created a division in product development philosophies in the company. Also according to Automotive News, some company insiders considered it too upscale for its price point and the market segment it was set to compete within (mid-sized, mid-segment).

It was Robert McCurry in conjunction with Dave Illingworth and Jim Press, who, with great initial opposition from the Japanese executives, convinced the Japanese company that the 1992 Camry be re-designed, enlarged, and shaped to resemble a scaled-down LS400 with a more affordable FWD format, to help establish the reputation of Lexus, which at the time was still in its infancy and lacked brand heritage. The intensive platform and component sharing with the 1992 ES300 allowed Toyota to leverage costs better to allow the SXV10 Camry's high level of specification at a reasonable price. The 1992 Camry also took more resemblance to the LS400 in the sloped roofline, wide C pillar and framed windows, where as the ES300 featured a hardtop design with an upgraded/stiffened suspension. However, the LS400 and the SXV10 Camry featured no sharing of powertrain layout nor design. Many insiders of Toyota argued even after critical acclaim that the SXV10 Camry overlapped too greatly with Lexus, even though Chris Hostetter, current vice president of advanced technology research at Toyota, believed the model had to be developed to develop buyers who would become interested in Lexus.[122][123] This division as well as cost-cutting led to the Camry and Lexus line to become more distinctive, as the Camry became a more economical, affordable, spacious sedan typical of the segment.

The smaller V30 Camry varied in other areas besides the size. Although the underpinnings, doors and fenders, and overall basic design cues were common between the two cars, the smaller Camry sported harder, more angular front- and rear-end styling treatment, with the wide-body model presenting a more curvaceous silhouette. This was a departure from the V20 generation Camry which, although had many more rounded panels than the V10 series, was nevertheless generally slab-sided in shape. A two-door Camry coupé was added to compete with the Honda Accord coupé. However, the Camry Coupé was never popular and was dropped in 1996. A two-door Camry would not be reintroduced until 1999, with the Toyota Camry Solara.

The Japanese V30 model was replaced by the Camry V40 in 1994, however, this was also a Japan-only model. International markets instead retained the wider XV10 until it was replaced by the XV20 in 1996. The V40 and XV20 models were sold alongside one another in the Japanese market until 1998. At this time, the Vista V50 took the place of the V40, ending the period of separate Camrys for the Japanese and international markets.

The XV10, at its most basic level, offered a 2.2-liter 5S-FEfour-cylinder engine, up from 2.0 liters in the V20 and V30 Camrys. This unit produced 97 kW (130 hp) of power and 197 N⋅m (145 lb⋅ft) of torque, although the exact figures varied slightly depending on the market. Power and displacement increases were also received for the V6 engine. The 3.0-liter 3VZ-FE unit was rated at 138 kW (185 hp) and 264 N⋅m (195 lb⋅ft). An all-new aluminium 1MZ-FE V6 debuted in North American models from 1993 for the 1994 model year, with other markets retaining the 3VZ-FE V6. Power and torque rose to 140 kW (190 hp) and 275 N⋅m (203 lb⋅ft), respectively.[124]

In Australia, the V6 engine Camry was badged "Camry Vienta" when launched in 1993, later becoming the Toyota Vienta in 1995.[125] In South Africa, the XV10 Camry was manufactured by Toyota SA in Durban from 1992 to 2001,[126] offering both the 2.2-liter and 3.0-liter engines, as well as a 2.0-liter engine derived from the Celica. Only a sedan configuration was available. These were also marketed and sold into Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.

A variant of the UK market V6 model - detuned to run on 91 rather than 95 octane unleaded petrol - was launched in New Zealand in 1991. These Japanese-built models were replaced with an Australian-made line, with unique New Zealand specification, in 1993 at which point the 2.2-liter I4 was offered as well.

  • Camry sedan (Australia; pre-facelift)

  • Camry sedan (US; facelift)

  • Camry sedan (Australia; facelift)

XV20 (1996–2002)[edit]

Motor vehicle

Main article: Toyota Camry (XV20)

In late 1991, development on the XV20 commenced after launch of the XV10 under the 415T program. Design work was frozen in early 1994 and later launched in the United States in September 1996 and Japan in December 1996. It continued as a sedan and station wagon (called the Camry Gracia in Japan), though the wagon was not sold in the United States. This was the first generation where it was sold in Japan as the Daihatsu Altis, replacing the Daihatsu Applause.

In August 1999 for the 2000 model year, the sedan models received a mid-model upgrade to the front and rear fascias, but remained otherwise similar to the 1997 to 1999 models.

In the United States, the Camry SE was dropped and the base model was renamed the CE for the 1997 model year. Both the LE and the XLE trims were carried over from the previous series. All trim levels were available with either the 2.2-liter I4 or the 3.0-liter V6 engine except the Solara SLE, which was only available with the V6. TRD offered a supercharger kit for 1997 through to 2000 V6 models raising power to 247 hp (184 kW) and 242 lb⋅ft (328 N⋅m) of torque. A coupe was added in 1999, and then a convertible form in 2000. In contrast to the coupe from the XV10 generation Camrys, the new two-door cars were given a separate nameplate Camry Solara, or simply Solara. They were also a significant styling departure from the sedan. The Solara was available in SE and SLE trims, corresponding roughly to the sedan's LE and XLE trims.

Power was increased slightly to 133 hp (99 kW) SAE for the 5S-FE 2.2 L I4 and 192 hp (143 kW) SAE for the 1MZ-FE V6. Manual transmissions (model: S51) were only available on the CE trim level, LE V6, and any Solara model. Camrys and Solaras equipped with the 5S-FE 4 cylinder engine and appropriate trim package received the S51 manual transmission, while those equipped with the 1MZ-FE 6 cylinder engine received the E153 manual transmission.[127]

  • Camry sedan (pre-facelift)

XV30 (2001–2006)[edit]

Motor vehicle

Main article: Toyota Camry (XV30)

Regular

Released in September 2001 for the 2002 model year,[128] Toyota released the Camry XV30 series as a larger sedan,[129] but without a station wagon for the first time.[130] The wagon's demise occurred due to its sales erosion to minivans and crossover SUVs.

Toyota redesigned this series from the ground up for the first time since the V30 and XV10.[131] Through efficiency gains such as increased computerization, and by having the XV30 ride on the K platform introduced with the Toyota Highlander (XU20) of 2000, Toyota expedited the XV30 production development stage to 26 months, down from 36 months with the XV20.[131] As a consequence, Toyota claimed the XV30 to have cost 30 percent less to design and develop than its predecessor.[132] XV30 also had increased parts content over the XV20, but did not cost any more to manufacture.[132]

Until the 2003 model year, the Camry Solara remained on the XV20 series chassis, and received only minor styling upgrades to the front and rear ends. However, the Solara did receive the same 2.4-liter 2AZ-FE I4 engine that was available on the Camry sedan. The US received three engine options, a 115 kW (154 hp) 2.4-liter inline-four, a 142 kW (190 hp) 3.0-liter V6, and a 157 kW (210 hp) 3.3-liter version of the same. The 3.3-liter was only available for the Camry's sportier "SE" model.

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2003 Toyota Camry

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$19,045 - $25,405MSRP / Window Sticker Price

Engine2.4L I-4
MPG24 City / 33 Hwy
Seating5 Passengers
Transmission5-spd man w/OD
Power157 @ 5600 rpm
Drivetrainfront-wheel
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