The Toyota Camry is known for its reliability, attractive design, and good technology which are available for a reasonable price. The current, 2018 model year has just entered the second generation and has brought a host of upgrades in every segment. It is more handsome, provides better driving dynamics, and offers three types of engines. However, the carmaker has confirmed the production of the 2019 model year which shouldn’t differ much from the current. However, it is expected to bring the new diesel engine for the first time. So, sometime during next year, we are hoping to see the 2019 Toyota Camry Diesel.
2019 Toyota Camry Diesel powertrain
Lately, we could hear the news that the upcoming 2019 Toyota Camry should finally be offered with a diesel engine this time. However, nothing is yet sure, but the production of the 2019 model year is already confirmed. Still, the diesel engine is very likely to happen, but for now, there aren’t any specific details about the type and performances of this unit.
On the other hand, the 2019 Toyota Camry will continue to be available with the same traditional engines and a hybrid unit as well. So, the one is a 2.5-liter inline-4 which is able to make 203 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque. The next one is a stronger 3.5-liter V-6 engine. It has the output of 301 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. Both units are connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission. And the front-wheel drive is standard. The Camry Hybrid combines a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder unit with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. This engine can develop 208 horsepower.
Design of exterior and interior
The current model has just been fully refreshed, so in the terms of exterior design, we don’t expect changes for the 2019 Toyota Camry Diesel. Its whole body now looks more athletic and sleeker with a large grille which dominates the front fascia. The Camry now sits lower and it is slightly longer and wider compared to the previous generation model. Furthermore, the XSE models come with four chrome exhaust outlets and will be available with two-tone Midnight Black Metallic roof.
Inside, the 2019 Toyota Camry Diesel offers all the major points needed: space, practicality, and comfort. It comes with two rows of seats and can accommodate five passengers. The Camry offers easy-to-use controls on the steering wheel. The dashboard is fitted with a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system.
The 2019 Toyota Camry Diesel comes in several trim levels. The base model is equipped with cloth upholstery, one USB port, 16-inch wheels, a 4.2-inch driver information display, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, and Entune 3.0 connectivity system. The mid-range trims will add dual-zone climate control, fabric-trimmed seats, 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat, etc. The range-topping will include 8-way power adjustable front driver and passenger seats, leather upholstery with contrasting stitching, and more exterior colors.
Release date and price
It is not precisely, but the all-new 2019 Toyota Camry Diesel should arrive sometime by the year 2019. The price of the diesel model is not yet known while the base model starts at roughly $24,500.