Toyota’s popular models – the Camry, Corolla and Avalon, have got updates for the 2021 model year, Toyota USA informs.
2021 Toyota Camry
Toyota’s newest Safety Sense 2.5+ driver assist technology suite debuts on the 2021 Camry. A number of functions have been enhanced, for example, the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection.
The company discontinues the L grade for 2021. LE now becomes the entry level trim.
The important news is the appearance of the first-ever XSE hybrid version for the model.
The super-efficient Toyota Hybrid System (THS II) combines the output of a 2.5-liter Dynamic Force 4-cylinder engine producing 176 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque with an 118-hp electric motor (MG1), while using that motor and a second motor (MG2) for hybrid battery charging. The total hybrid system net output is 208 hp.
Other updates for the model include some new styling of the front and rear facias, fresh exterior colors; new 7- and 9-inch floating multimedia displays, revised dashboard and console trim, luxurious new Herringbone Pattern seats in XLE.
Toyota introduced all-wheel drive as an option in 2019 and continues it for next year. The production of the 2021 Camry starts in October. So, it will reach dealerships later in the fall of 2020.
2021 Toyota Corolla
Toyota offers a special Apex Edition for the 2021 Corolla Sedan based on the SE and XSE grades. It will be available only in quantity of 6,000 cars.
A 6-speed manual transmission and summer tires are offered for this version, which is distinguished by aggressive design with tighter handling.
Track-tuned chassis upgrades include unique shocks with internal rebound springs.
The Nightshade Edition with bold black accents returns for 2021 on the SE grade.
All 2021 Toyota Corollas add safety features and Android Auto compatibility.
2021 Toyota Avalon
Toyota also refreshes the Avalon, adding all-wheel drive for the first time (comes for the XLE and Limited trin levels), and a new XSE Nightshade Edition.
For the 2021 Avalon Hybrid, a new lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery pack replaces the previous nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) one.
The model gets new Android Auto compatibility and USB-C charging ports.
The rugged TRD version adds the summer tire option and new colors.