We got our first tiny glimpse at the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry, which will be completely unveiled at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show in early January.
The image indicates the new Camry will be more distinctive than the current version, following in the footsteps of the redesigned Corolla and Prius, which also underwent dramatic styling changes. Of particular note are the dramatic taillights featuring a signature LED strip and a ventlike element that leads from the light housing down into the bumper. A similar element exists on the new Prius, although that car’s styling has hardly been met with resounding approval.
Another interesting element is the rear pillar (also known as the C-pillar) and its unusual kink. The pillar’s design makes it look like the new 2018 Camry will have a more raked, coupelike rear window and a short deck lid, much like the Honda Civic or the Chevrolet Malibu have.
The teaser image is also of the XSE trim, the better-equipped of the two SE trim levels — on the current Camry, these include sportier styling elements as well as sharper steering and suspension tuning. We would expect this to continue to be the case for the 2018 Camry, which should also continue to offer the more comfort-tuned LE and XLE trim levels.
Look for full photos and information about the 2018 Toyota Camry to be revealed between January 8 and 10 during the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.