Camry scores well in Aus

New Zealand Company Vehicle - - BRIEF -

Toy­ota’s lat­est gen­er­a­tion Camry As­cent Sport Hy­brid (SX model in New Zealand) the Camry has been named Aus­tralia’s Best Fam­ily Car win­ning the cat­e­gory ti­tle in the an­nual Drive Car of the Year awards. This is the sec­ond award for the cur­rent gen­er­a­tion Camry af­ter the Camry As­cent Hy­brid won the Best Medium Car un­der $50,000 in the 2018 Aus­tralia's Best Cars (ABC) awards. In win­ning the pres­ti­gious Drive award, the judges praised the car for its value for money, ef­fi­cient hy­brid pow­er­train, spa­cious­ness and en­gag­ing yet com­fort­able on-road man­ners. “The Drive Car of the Year judg­ing cri­te­ria and ex­haus­tive eval­u­a­tion re­ally does pro­vide a fan­tas­tic vin­di­ca­tion of the value of our hy­brid pow­er­trains,” said Sean Han­ley Toy­ota Aus­tralia's Vice Pres­i­dent, Na­tional Sales and Mar­ket­ing. “Since its launch late last year, the pow­er­ful yet ef­fi­cient hy­brid ver­sions have accounted for 48 per cent of Camry or­ders – a level un­prece­dented for Toy­ota hy­brids in Aus­tralia. “For Toy­ota, hy­brid is a proven but con­tin­u­ally-evolv­ing tech­nol­ogy that we will be bring­ing to a whole raft of ve­hi­cles over the next two and a half years, start­ing with the all-new RAV4 next year.” Drive.com.au ed­i­tor in chief An­drew Ma­clean said Toy­ota had trans­formed the new­gen­er­a­tion Camry into a car with a sur­pris­ingly broad depth of dy­namism. “More than any­thing, its value for money and cost of own­er­ship can­not be matched in this class, mak­ing it a clear win­ner as Drive’s Best Fam­ily Car of 2018.”

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