HOT CAMRY WILL SELL FAST
TOYOTA has launched an upgraded limited edition Camry RZ Special Edition, with satellite navigation now added to its goodie bag.
Last offered in mid-year, the Camry RZ was an almost immediate sell-out, with all 1100 examples finding homes in weeks.
The new RZ Special Edition is restricted to just 700 units, this time featuring satellite navigation with Suna real time traffic updates, a seven-inch touch-screen interface, six-speaker Digital Audio (DAB+) and voice recognition.
The extra items amount to nearly $5000, but the RZ is priced at $2700 more than the Camry Altise, on which it is based.
Those additional features also include 18-inch gloss-black alloy wheels with high-performance lowprofile tyres, a sports suspension package, twin exhaust system and a unique exterior design treatment.
The dual exhaust lifts the 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine’s outputs to 135kW of power (+2kW) and 235Nm of torque (+4Nm), while maintaining Euro 5 emissions compliance and 7.9litres/100km fuel economy.
Outside, the sports-mesh grille, halogen headlight inserts, exterior mirror casings, boot-lip spoiler and rear-bumper diffuser are finished in gloss-black to match the sports alloy rims.
Front and rear corner parking sensors are also standard, while specific RZ decals on the lower rear door and boot lid enhance the car’s sporty personality.
Two gloss paint colours are available at no extra cost – diamond white or cherry. Three other premium colours – silver pearl or graphite (metallic) or eclipse black (mica) – are $450 options.
The Camry RZ Special Edition retails at $29,190.