We may have just got our first look at the upcoming 2018 Toyota Camry thanks to NASCAR’s close tie-up with the automaker.
During a recent presentation with drivers, a Camry NASCAR was displayed on stage sporting a heavily-revised front fascia compared to the current car, revealing a much more aggressive and in-your-face design.
Of course, the styling adopted by NASCAR entrants slightly exaggerates those of the road cars they’re inspired by but even still, some significant differences are apparent. For starters, completely revised headlights are fitted with three L-shaped LED daytime running lights incorporated into each headlight cluster.
Additionally, the 2018 Camry’s grille is vastly different to the outgoing model and reminiscent in shape to the spindle grille used by Lexus. Additionally, a new set of air intakes draw further attention to the front-end.
Compared to the current model, the 2018 Camry will be drastically lighter thanks to its use of the company’s modular TNGA platform. Powertrain details are sketchy but a hybrid version is inevitable as is a four-cylinder aided by a turbocharger. A naturally-aspirated 3.5-liter V6 should continue to power high-end models.
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