(TORONTO) – Toyota Canada today introduced the 2009 Toyota Camry in five models with a choice of engine sizes and transmissions, plus more standard equipment and exciting new options packages. These additions, plus a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $23,400, will be sure to please Canadians who have made the Camry one of the best-selling mid-size passenger cars in the country.

“The Camry is one of North America’s most popular passenger cars, and represents the quality, safety and comfort that Canadians associate most with Toyota,” explained Tony Wearing, Managing Director of Toyota Canada Inc. “For the 2009 model year, we’ve added even more standard equipment, including Toyota’s Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control on most models, and new options packages. As part of our commitment to provide Canadians with transparent and consistent value, we’ve also introduced the 2009 Camry with a starting MSRP of $23,400.”

For 2009, the Camry is available in five models: LE, SE (manual or automatic), LE V6, SE V6 and the top of the line XLE V6. All models are standard equipped with many convenience, comfort and safety features, including:

  • AM/FM stereo/CD player with MP3/WMA capability, audio auxiliary input jack, six speakers and steering wheel mounted audio controls;
  • Air conditioning with a cabin air filter and rear seat heater ducts;
  • Power door locks with keyless entry and remote trunk release;
  • Power windows with driver’s side auto-down function and high solar energy absorbing window glass;
  • High visibility Optitron electronic gauges featuring a tachometer, outside temperature gauge, dual trip odometer;
  • Silver accented interior trim;
  • Dual vanity mirrors;
  • A tilting/telescoping steering column;
  • A generous convenience lighting package including door courtesy lamps, glove box lamp, and fade-out dome lamp;
  • Smart in-cabin storage including front console box with lid, locking glovebox, front seat back pockets, overhead storage for sunglasses, front and rear cup-holders, and door map pockets;
  • Cruise control;
  • Accessory power outlets;
  • Engine immobilizer;
  • Dual exterior power remote heated mirrors;
  • Electric rear window defroster with timer;
  • Variable intermittent wipers;
  • Projector style halogen headlamps.

For 2009, the four-cylinder Camry LE now includes front and rear splash guards as standard equipment, plus:

  • A 60/40 split fold-down rear seat with fold-down centre armrest and rear security lock;
  • Four-spoke steering wheel;
  • Illuminated ignition key;
  • Colour-matched bumpers, mirrors and door handles.

The Camry LE is available with a number of options packages that add performance, style, comfort and luxury amenities. For the first time ever, Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control are now also offered within the Convenience Package. Other package contents include:

  • Eight-way Power-adjustable driver’s seat;
  • Electrochromic rear view mirror with integrated digital compass.

The Camry LE may also be fitted with the Touring Package, which builds on the Convenience Package by adding:

  • Aluminum alloy wheels with wheel locks;
  • Integrated garage door opener;
  • Power moonroof;
  • Dual illuminated vanity mirrors;
  • Rear seat reading lamps.

The Camry LE may also be ordered with a Leather Package, which adds a touch of luxury, in the form of:

  • Leather seat surfaces throughout;
  • Simulated leather door trim;
  • Heated front seats with independent control and two settings.

The four-cylinder Camry SE sport model is available with either a manual or automatic transmission. New for the 2009 model year, the Camry SE comes standard-equipped with:

  • Vehicle Stability Control;
  • Traction Control;
  • Integrated garage door opener;
  • Electrochromic rear-view mirror with integrated digital compass.

In addition to these and the many features common to all models, the Camry SE also includes a number of standard features that reflect its sporty style, such as:

  • Front sport seats and sport fabric seat material throughout;
  • An 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat;
  • A rear seat fold-down centre armrest with pass-through to the trunk and security lock;
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob;
  • Sport design scuff plates and aluminum sport pedals with rubber inserts;
  • A sporty three-spoke steering wheel;
  • Illuminated ignition key;
  • Larger 17” aluminum alloy wheels with wheel locks;
  • Colour-matched side skirts and rear spoiler, colour-matched bumpers, mirrors, and door handles, a chrome tail pipe, plus a sport style grille;
  • Fog lamps.

The Camry SE may be ordered with a Leather and Moonroof Package, which adds several style and comfort features, including:

  • Power-adjustable front passenger seat;
  • Leather seat surfaces throughout;
  • A power moonroof;
  • Dual illuminated vanity mirrors;
  • Rear seat reading lamps;
  • Heated front seats (automatic transmission model only).

The Camry LE V6 delivers six-cylinder power and performance, and is well equipped with many standard features. New for the 2009 model year, all Camry LE V6 models are standard equipped with:

  • Vehicle Stability Control;
  • Traction Control;
  • Integrated garage door opener;
  • Electrochromic rear-view mirror with integrated digital compass.

In addition to these, the Camry LE V6 includes all standard features found on the four-cylinder Camry LE, plus:

  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver seat;
  • 16” aluminum alloy wheels with wheel locks;
  • Four-spoke steering wheel;
  • Illuminated ignition key;
  • Chrome tailpipe.

The Camry LE V6 may be fitted with a Moonroof Package, which adds;

  • A power moonroof;
  • Dual illuminated vanity mirrors;
  • Rear seat reading lamps.

The Camry LE V6 may also be fitted with a Leather Package, which wraps occupants in the luxury of:

  • Leather seat surfaces throughout;
  • Simulated leather door trim;
  • Heated front seats with independent control and two settings.

The Camry SE V6 combines 6-cylinder power and performance with sporty style. The Camry SE V6 is standard-equipped with the many features found on the four-cylinder Camry SE, plus an electrochromic rear view mirror with integrated digital compass. In addition, and new for 2009, all Camry SE V6 models are standard equipped with:

  • Power adjustable front passenger seat;
  • Power moonroof;
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors;
  • Rear seat reading lamps;
  • Anti-theft system.

The SE V6 is also available with a Leather and JBL Package, which adds a suite of comfort and luxury features, including:

  • A premium JBL audio system with AM/FM Stereo/In-dash six-disc CD changer with MP3/WMA capability, audio auxiliary input jack, Bluetooth capability, eight speakers and steering wheel-mounted audio controls;
  • Leather seat surfaces throughout;
  • Heated front seats with independent control and two settings.

New for the 2009 Camry model year, an available Navigation Package on the SE V6 builds on the Leather and JBL Package by adding a DVD-based navigation system with a 7” liquid crystal display screen.

The top of the line Camry XLE V6 delivers the ultimate in comfort, convenience and style, with a generous suite of standard equipment, including:

  • A premium JBL audio system with AM/FM Stereo/In-dash six-disc CD changer with MP3/WMA capability, audio auxiliary input jack, Bluetooth capability, eight speakers and steering wheel-mounted audio controls;
  • Air conditioning with automatic feature and dual zone control, cabin air filter, rear seat heater ducts, and a Plasmacluster™ ionizer to reduce airborne germs;
  • An 8-way power adjustable driver seat and 4-way power adjustable front passenger seat, with independently controlled heaters with two settings;
  • Leather seat surfaces throughout;
  • 40/20/40 split fold down reclining rear seats with fold-down centre armrest with pass-through to trunk and rear security lock;
  • The Toyota Smart Key System with push button start;
  • An enhanced instrument panel including a mulit-information display;
  • Electrochromic rear view mirror with integrated digital compass;
  • Dual illuminated vanity mirrors;
  • Four-spoke steering wheel;
  • Rear reading lamps;
  • Integrated garage door opener;
  • Rear window sunshade;
  • Anti-theft system;
  • Colour-matched bumpers, mirrors and door handles;
  • Chrome grille and tailpipe;
  • Power moonroof;
  • Front and rear splash guards;
  • 16” aluminum alloy wheels with wheel locks;
  • Fog lamps.

The Camry XLE V6 may also be ordered with the Navigation Package, which adds a DVD-based navigation system with 7” liquid crystal display.

The 2009 Toyota Camry goes on sale in Canada today. The Camry LE carries an MSRP starting at $23,400, while the Camry LE V6 starts at $28,235. The sporty Camry SE starts at a suggested $25,435 for the four-cylinder version, and $31,350 for the Camry SE V6. The top of the line Camry XLE V6 starts at a suggested $35,020.

2009 TOYOTA CAMRY – PRODUCT DETAIL

Four or six? A choice of engines

The 2009 Toyota Camry is offered with a choice of two engines. The LE and SE models are equipped with Toyota’s proven 2.4 litre four-cylinder engine featuring 16 valves, balance shafts, variable valve timing with intelligence and a stainless steel exhaust system. This compact but powerful four-cylinder engine delivers up to 158HP @ 6,000 RPM and up to 161lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 RPM.

The V6 Camry models (LE V6, SE V6 and XLE V6) are fitted with a powerful yet efficient 3.5 litre V6 with 24 valves, dual variable valve timing with intelligence (on both the intake and exhaust cams), a variable induction system and acoustic control induction system, and a dual stainless steel exhaust. The 3.5 litre V6 produces up to 268HP @ 6,200 RPM and up to 248lb-ft of torque @ 4,700 RPM.

Both engines feature lightweight aluminum alloy blocks, dual overhead cams, sequential multi-port fuel injection, and an electronic throttle control system with intelligence. Regardless of engine size, all 2009 Camry models qualify as emissions-friendly Tier 2 Bin 5 vehicles.

The Camry SE is standard-equipped with a five-speed manual transmission that gives it a fuel efficiency of 9.6L/100km in the city and 6.4L/100km on the highway.

The Camry LE and Camry SE are fitted with a five speed automatic electronically controlled transmission with overdrive. This engine-transmission combination has a fuel efficiency rating of 9.5L/100km city and 6.2L/100km highway.

All V6 Camry models are standard equipped with a six-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission with overdrive and sequential multi-mode shifters for manual-like operation. This engine-transmission combination has a fuel efficiency rating of 10.7L/100km city and 7.0L/100km highway.

Full control

All 2009 Camry models deliver the driving confidence of front-wheel drive. In addition, Toyota’s Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control technologies are available on the Camry LE, and – new for 2009 – now fitted as standard equipment on all other models.

All Camry models have suspensions designed for ride comfort with Macpherson gas struts, coil springs and stabilizer bars fitted front and rear. Rear suspensions on all models are independent, dual-link designs, and front and rear suspensions on the SE and SE V6 models are sport tuned.

Braking power is plentiful, thanks to front ventilated discs and rear disc brakes, reinforced with a full suite of braking technologies including Toyota’s Antilock Braking System, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, and Brake Assist.

The Camry LE, LE V6 and XLE V6 ride on P215/60R16 all season radials, while the sport models - the SE and SE V6 - are fitted with sure-footed P215/55R17 all season tires. All models include a full size spare tire.

Comfort and safety

Inside, the 2009 Camry seats up to five passengers in comfort, style and safety. Standard safety systems include driver and front passenger airbags, front seat mounted side airbags, a driver’s knee air bag, and front and rear head/side curtain airbags. Three-point lap and shoulder seatbelts are fitted in all five passenger positions, and include adjustable “B” pillar shoulder belt anchors as well as pre-tensioners and force limiters for the front seating positions. Younger occupants are protected with anchor points for child-restraint seats and child protector rear door locks.

Customization

Buyers may customize their 2009 Camry using the Vehicle Configurator on Toyota Canada’s web site (www.customizeyourtoyota.ca) or at any Toyota Dealer across Canada.

Peace of mind

The 2009 Camry is provided with Toyota's no deductible, no transfer fee, comprehensive warranty that covers the entire vehicle for three years/60,000 kilometres. Power train components are covered for five years/100,000 kilometres and major emission control components are covered for eight years/130,000 kilometres, while the vehicle is covered against corrosion perforation for five years with unlimited distance.

Toyota also provides 24-hour Roadside Assistance for all models. Help is just a phone call away at 1-888-TOYOTA-8. Roadside emergency services include battery boost, lockout service, fuel delivery, tire change, winching, and even towing. Optional Extra Care Protection (ECP) is also available, which includes travel planning and trip interruption assistance, vehicle rental help, lubrication maintenance, and mechanical protection of 17 major mechanical component groups for up to six years/200,000 kilometres.