The news comes over 15 years after the Camry was first released as a hybrid and 40 years since the sedan was first released. This new version will be available in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. While it has been common since almost the beginning of the model to provide all-wheel drive, it is a recent development for its hybrid.
The Camry will have a 232 combined horsepower, which is a 15% increase from the 2024 model. It also has a 2.5-liter gasoline engine.
Toyota Chairman Akio Toyoda has remained skeptical that electric vehicles are the only solution for carbon neutrality. As a result, he has said that the company will sell a variety of vehicles. According to Reuters, combustion models still make up about 85% of the auto maker’s sales.
According to the Toyota website, the wait time for the Camry Hybrid was roughly a year and a half this year. By switching to solely providing the hybrids, it could lessen the time customers wait to receive them. As these cost between $30,000 and $35,000, the yet-to-be-announced price of the 2025 model could be similar.
Recently, Toyota has been on a sustainability campaign as it announced Thursday that its partnership with a recycling company will allow hybrid and electric car batteries to be made from materials from old batteries.
Last year, Toyota marketed its then-new 2023 Prius as “an EV with an engine.” It was the first mass-produced hybrid of its kind.