Did a Photo of the Next-Generation Toyota Camry Just Leak?

A photo has appeared online that may show us what the next-generation 2018 Toyota Camry could look like.

A new-generation 2018 Toyota Camry should be revealed sometime next year, and spy photographers have caught the popular family sedan testing, but there has been so much camouflage that we haven’t been able to make out any styling changes. Naturally, many would assume the Camry would retain its familiar, unoffensive design, but this leaked photo shows that Toyota might be going in a very different direction. In general, Toyota has tried to make its lineup look sportier, and the new design language will definitely make its way onto the new Camry.

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Spotted on VW Vortex, a forum in the AutoGuide.com Group family of sites, this photo was taken at some sort of NASCAR event and it shows an aggressive-looking Toyota Camry. Because of NASCAR’s close ties with Toyota, they could have gotten expedited access to then next-gen 2018 Toyota Camry for development purposes.

This particular Camry has obviously been modified for racing in NASCAR, but the front grille hasn’t been seen before, and we think we can make out a “2018 Camry” decal on the side of the sedan, meaning, minus the race modifications, this could be the real deal. The new grille seems to be influenced by the divisive Lexus “spindle grille,” and LED light bar headlights with an interesting tiered design can also be seen in the grainy photo.

The 2018 Toyota Camry will be built on the modular TNGA platform, which means weight savings will be significant and a hybrid version will definitely be available. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine will almost certainly be offered as well (currently, the Camry is only offered with a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder and 3.5L V6). We can also expect the next Camry to be slightly larger and be available with all the latest driver assistance technology like automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keep assist.

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