Toyota Camry 2015 Test Drive

After 34 years, over seven generations and has sold 20 million units worldwide, the Toyota Camry model still hold its quality workmanship and stylish design in its class. If you ever wanted a car that feels luxurious, spacious and valuable? Look no further than the new 2015 Camry.

Now NBT (B) Sdn Bhd is introducing a more recent generation which is the Toyota Camry facelift that has become a prime type of sedan model in the Asian country. This time, the all-new Camry offers a
luxury car made from Toyota’s traditional strengths of quality, durable and reliability, Camry caters to every of its customer’s demands and needs in the finest quality as described by the Marketing Manager of NBT (B) Sdn Bhd, Muhd ​​Clovian bin Abdullah Timpoh during a brief test drive session organized by the NBT (B) Sdn Bhd recently.

Local medias were given the opportunity to test drive this latest release that has become a common sight for a long time now in Brunei Darussalam. Travelling from
Toyota NBT (B) Sdn Bhd showroom, Gadong heading towards Mangrove Resort in Sungai Besar took about 40 minutes to get to the destination.

Although it is a short test drive but the drive was almost enough to check the capabilities of the Camry. Toyota in Brunei Darussalam introduced two variants of the model which are the 2.0 liter and 2.5 liter and also the organizers gave an opportunity to try both of these variants. There are six major improvements that came along with the new 2015 Camry which includes the design, the engine performance and economy, handling performance, noise reduction, comfort and advanced safety features.

Upon entering the Camry 2.0, seeing the space on the dashboard with a perfectly designed and modern look. Beginning the journey to the destination, the author took the opportunity to try the panels that provided the driver with comfort functions. Before touching on the functions of the car, author of would like to clarify an opinion on the design and specification of the artifacts in this all-new Toyota Camry.

The 2015 Camry comes with a four-cylinder in-line 2.0 DOHC Dual VVT-iW engine is combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission replaces the 4-speed transmission from the previous model. VVT-iW also has a distinctive technology that allows the driver to be on the right gear at the right time.

In terms of design, the Camry looks more innovative and luxurious especially the color-generating front chrome trapezoidal shape on the front grille and the chrome steel that ensures the Toyota logo and wider rear strikes a balance between “high-tech and craftsmanship”. Furthermore, the 2015 Camry has an appearance with an eye-catching HID headlamps and LED DRL lamp for safe driving in the morning.

While traveling, the author felt the silent journey even conversations between the author of with the NBT representative can be clearly heard without any noise distraction from the wind or engine noise.

After being questioned about this silence, the author was explained that the new Camry is coupled with a sealing and strengthening have been added in five locations to prevent noise from entering the cabin space whilst enhancing comfort and conversation clarity in the car when cruising long distances at high speeds. All driving information and the status of the car was on display in the small digital monitor which is located at the odometer to provide information such as safety, fuel consumption, phone calls, condition of the car, travel and many more.

What can be praised on this car is its guaranteed fuel economy system, other than given the warning of excessive fuel consumption while driving, Toyota Camry also displayed indication of the overall results of fuel consumption in every drive after turning off the car engine.

Moreover, while making rounds, with a combination of the recalibrated Electronic Power Steering (EPS) and a revised suspension set up, the new Camry gives out a luxurious performance that offers solid steering feel and response with excellent handling performance and ride comfort. 

The 2.5 liter version comes with a 2.5L four-cylinder in-line DOHC Dual VVT-i engine famous for optimum performance and fuel economy which are also combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission Super Electronic Controlled Transmission (ECT).

The journey from Sungai Akar to Kampung Mentiri gave the author an opportunity to try the power of this car which is capable to reach the speed of up to 200 horsepower. The initial release of the acceleration is not a problem because the Camry has a torque of 231 Nm which is equivalent to 4,100 rpm.The car not only provides comfort even at high-speed level, the car was still quiet and no vibrations can be felt while controlling the car at a cornering bend.

With regards to its safety features, the driver is assured with seven air bag for the 2.5L versions and four air bags for the 2.0L version. In addition, the Camry seating is designed to maintain a whiplash (neck injury) prevention in the event of an accident. Amongst the functions that are also equipped are the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Hill Assist Control (HAC), and reverse  and corner sensors as well as a reverse camera with dynamic guidelines.