Toyota to Offer Only Hybrid Powertrain for Next-Gen Camry. Toyota to Offer Only Hybrid Powertrain for Next-Gen Camry. The next generation of the Toyota Camry, the best-selling sedan in the U.S. market, will come with only a gas-electric hybrid powertrain.
Toyota announced on Tuesday that the 2025 Camry will be an all-hybrid model. This is a bold move for the Japanese automaker, which is betting on hybrid technology to help it meet tougher U.S. fuel economy rules.
The new Camry will combine a 2.5-liter gasoline engine with an electric drive system tuned to deliver more power in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions of the car. Toyota says the hybrid powertrain will deliver up to 232 combined horsepower – nearly 15% more than the outgoing Camry with a mechanical all-wheel drive system.
Toyota is not the first automaker to offer an all-hybrid sedan. Honda has been offering an all-hybrid Accord since 2013, and Hyundai has been offering an all-hybrid Sonata since 2016. However, Toyota is the first major automaker to make an all-hybrid powertrain the standard option for a midsized sedan.
Compliance with tougher U.S. fuel economy rules was a factor in Toyota’s decision to make the new Camry an all-hybrid vehicle line.
Toyota said it also made the decision to go all-hybrid because it believes there is still strong demand for hybrid vehicles. The automaker said it plans to continue to invest in hybrid technology, as well as electric vehicles.
Toyota’s decision to go all-hybrid is a gamble, but it is one that could pay off if the automaker can convince consumers that hybrid vehicles are the best way to meet their needs. The new Camry is expected to be available in showrooms next spring.
Here are some key takeaways from the article:
- The 2025 Toyota Camry will come with only a gas-electric hybrid powertrain.
- The hybrid powertrain will deliver up to 232 combined horsepower.
- Toyota is making the switch to an all-hybrid powertrain to meet tougher U.S. fuel economy rules.
- Toyota believes there is still strong demand for hybrid vehicles.
- The new Camry is expected to be available in showrooms next spring.