Toyota will reveal the next generation of its popular Camry sedan this week.
The reveal will take place on November 15 at 14:00 AEDT.
Along with revealing an unveiling date, the company has released a teaser image showing a badge on the new sedan’s rear end that reads ‘AWD’ and ‘HEV’.
This marks the first time a hybrid drivetrain has been paired with all-wheel drive in the Camry.
Currently, all-wheel drive is available for the Camry in the US, but only paired with a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four cylinder petrol engine. Hybrid Camrys drive the front wheels through an e-CVT automatic transmission.
The teaser image also reveals slimmer tail lights than what features on the current Camry, and the new model appears to be wearing matte paintwork.
Reverse sensors can also be seen, along with large ‘CAMRY’ lettering over what could be a gloss black trim piece above the taillights.
Toyota axed the 3.5-litre V6 engine from the local Camry range in 2021, and markets like the US could follow suit with the new car.
Instead of a V6, the new 198kW 2.4-litre turbo petrol four-cylinder found in the Kluger could take its place as the higher-output motor.
The Toyota Crown could offer more clues about potential Camry drivetrains, as they are based on the same architecture.
Two hybrid options are available on the Crown, featuring electric motor-driven AWD systems and either a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine or a punchier 2.4-litre turbo.
In Australia last year, the Camry held a 70.5 per cent share of the mainstream mid-sized sedan segment.
The company sold 9538 examples of the Camry, well above the second-place Mazda 6 (1511 sales, 11.2 per cent segment share).
Supply issues have become so pronounced that Toyota Australia has paused orders of the Camry Hybrid in the face of “extraordinary demand”.
Wait times remain at more than two years for the Camry Hybrid, which is popular with taxi and ride-share drivers in Australia and accounts for around 90 per cent of overall Camry sales.