Toyota has lifted pricing for its Camry mid-size sedan range by $500 for the 2020 model year due to Australia’s weakening dollar.
Speaking to CarsGuide, a Toyota Australia spokesperson said: “From time to time, Toyota adjusts the pricing of vehicles according to business conditions.
“This is influenced by a variety of economic and business factors.”
Toyota has also increased pricing for its RAV4 mid-size SUV and LandCruiser 200 Series for the same reasons, while Mazda’s CX-5 and Nissan X-Trail have also crept up due to the strengthening Japanese Yen.
As such, the range-opening Ascent now kicks off at $28,290 before on-road costs, while the Ascent Sport is $30,590, the SX is $33,890 and the SL is $40,590.
All aforementioned grades are powered by a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine developing 135kW of power and 235Nm of torque in all but the Ascent, which produces 2kW/4Nm less.
As for its hybrid variants, the Ascent, Ascent Sport and SL are now priced at $30,590, $32,590 and $41,590 respectively, while outputs are raised to 160kW/270Nm thanks to the addition of an electric motor.
Topping the 2020 Camry range are the two 224kW/362Nm 3.5-litre V6-powered grades, the $37,890 SX and the $44,590 SL.
All Camrys send drive to the front wheels.
Standard specification mirrors the 2019 line-up with the exception of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto added to all cars from October 21.
Equipment includes LED head- and tail-lights, 4.2-inch driver display, fabric interior, 7.0-inch multimedia system, 17-inch wheels and six-speaker sound system.
Stepping up to the Ascent Sport grades adds a sports bodykit, 8.0-inch multimedia system with satellite navigation, dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, and keyless entry and start.
SX variants gain steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, 19-inch wheels, different front grille, bootlid spoiler, sports seats and a wireless smartphone charger.
Finally, the top-spec SL grades nets a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, 18-inch wheels, leather-accented seats, 10-inch head-up display and cooled front pews.
2020 Toyota Camry pricing before on-road costs:
|Ascent 2.5L – automatic||$28,290|
|Ascent Sport 2.5L – automatic||$30,590|
|SX 2.5L – automatic||$33,890|
|SL 2.5L – automatic||$40,590|
|Ascent Hybrid – automatic||$30,590|
|Ascent Sport Hybrid – automatic||$32,590|
|SL Hybrid – automatic||$41,590|
|SX V6 – automatic||$37,890|
|SL V6 – automatic||$44,590|