Toyota Camry: a petition to bring back the V6 | Automotive news

Toyota Camry: a petition to bring back the V6 | Automotive news
Toyota Camry: a petition to bring back the V6 | Automotive news

The Toyota Camry is changing gear for 2025 with the arrival of the ninth generation model. For the occasion, we say goodbye to the V6 engine that has served it for ages, while the model is only offered in a hybrid configuration with a 4-cylinder engine.

However, some were offended by this reality, to the point of launching a petition on the Change.org site. At the time of writing, some 150 signatures had been collected, which should not shake the decision-makers at Toyota too much.

Andrew Huynh, who launched the petition, does not want the hybrid solution to disappear, but rather that the V6 engine that many Camry owners “have the right to expect” be brought back.

The 2024 Toyota Camry TRD, in profile | Photo: Toyota

The 3.5-liter V6 that fitted the Camry offered 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque, for rather interesting performance, it must be admitted. The new engine of the 2025 Camry offers 225 horsepower (wheel drive) or 232 horsepower (all-wheel drive).

Obviously, fuel economy and compliance with government standards being the priority, we understand why Toyota removed the V6.

This is why the petition has little chance of obtaining a positive response. However, what is not impossible eventually is a version of the 2.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that is found elsewhere across the family, including the Crown sedan. The latter offers with this model 340 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque (more than the old Camry V6), which allows it to reach 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. We could imagine a slightly less powerful version with the Camry.

Toyota must also maintain a certain image of performance with this model, whose name is used in the American racing series NASCAR.

Everything will have to be monitored, but we can forget the V6 and perhaps hope for a more efficient variant, still in hybrid configuration.

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