New Camry To Be Available With Hybrid-electric Drive

The 2.4-liter, four-cylinder hybrid version gets 43 m.p.g. in the city and 37 m.p.g. on the highway.

Published: 11-Jan-2006

DETROIT - Toyota unveiled the newest version of its hugely popular Toyota Camry on Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The new Camry is more powerful and more posh than its predecessor. Its design is less bubbly and has a steeply sloping rear windshield and smaller stretch of trunk. New technology includes an air-filtering system designed to eliminate air contaminants like mold or allergens.

But most importantly, the ubiquitous, best-selling sedan is available with the gasoline-electric hybrid engine, which Toyota says will yield much better mileage than a standard Camry.


Playing catch-up a decade late, the world's auto giants now find that they have to lease or buy technology from Toyota.

Spc. Jeffrey Hamme and Staff Sgt. Michelangelo Merksamer of HHC, 1/506th Infantry, point out features of the Hybrid Electric Humvee at the AUSA Annual Meeting earlier this month. The two Soldiers participated in a Military Utility Assessment of the prototype vehicle last month at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Ford's 'Hybrid Patrol,' a 10-city initiative this fall that aims to show hybrid drivers how to drive for best fuel economy. EV World photo of Bill and Lisa Hammond on way to first Ford Patrol event in Detroit during stop-over in Omaha.


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