AAB held an Iftar for their loyal customers. The ceremony marked the launch of the new Toyota Camry Hybrid electric vehicle in Qatar. During which, Mr. R. K. Murugan AAB Acting CEO handed the symbolic key of the car to Mr. Hamad Sharif Al Emadi, Al Ijarah Holding CEO, in recognition of Al Ijarah company being the first company to Take ownership experience by buying 20 new Hybrid Camry to join their Taxi Fleet.
AAB announced the launch of the all-new Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) in Qatar, exemplifying its continuous commitment to providing environmentally friendly vehicles, while offering customers the opportunity to experience the power and pleasure of sustainable mobility through cutting-edge technology and an engaging driving experience.
Since its debut in 1982 and subsequent evolution over eight generations, Toyota Camry has come to be embraced by people around the world for its excellent performance, ride quality, and high level of Quality, Durability, and Reliability (QDR). The introduction of an electrified version of the Camry cements Toyota’s continued efforts in creating ever-better cars and further reiterates Toyota’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
The all-new Camry HEV provides a comfortable and stable ride with superior handling characteristics, thanks to Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, which represents an entirely new strategy to the way the company designs, engineers, and packages its vehicles. TNGA retains all of Toyota’s traditional values of superlative build quality and safety while injecting a fun driving experience that plays on all the senses.
The class-leading model can be driven entirely by either electrical power with zero-fuel consumption and carbon emissions, or with a combination of a petrol engine and two electric motors depending on the vehicle speed and customer’s driving behavior. The batteries in the hybrid electric drivetrain are automatically charged by either the petrol engine or when braking and decelerating, eliminating the need to plug in a power cord. Furthermore, the all-new Camry HEV does not require a special fuel yet drives like any other conventional car. In addition, thanks to its top-class fuel efficiency, visits to petrol stations will be significantly reduced.
Yugo Miyamoto, Chief Representative, Middle East and North Africa Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation, said: “We are excited to launch the all-new Toyota Camry hybrid electric vehicle to build on the success the Camry already enjoys in the region. With its stirring driving performance and state-of-the-art electrified technology, the all-new Camry HEV creates a whole new value proposition, while ensuring seamless fun and excitement for driver and passengers alike without compromising on its environmental credentials.”
Miyamoto added: “Toyota has been pioneering hybrid electric technology for more than 20 years and delivers not only great fuel efficiency and low carbon emissions but also provides a smooth, comfortable, and engaging driving experience, leading to higher customer satisfaction rates. We extend our deepest gratitude to our customers in the region for their continued support, which inspires us to excel and develop cars that exceed their expectations.”
Toyota continues to play a leading role in constantly innovating and developing technologies that protect the environment, which is also a strategic imperative that forms the cornerstone of the company’s business. Electrification of vehicles has been an indispensable focus for Toyota since 1997 and the company has launched several hybrid electric vehicles in the past two decades, leading to a steady rise in the adoption of its environment-friendly cars and pushing its cumulative sales of electrified vehicles to 11.47 million. This enormous sales record represents a reduction of more than 90 million tons of CO2 compared to the sales of equivalent conventional vehicles and underscores the tremendous support received from customers.
Combining two power sources consisting of a petrol engine and two electric motors, the hybrid electric drivetrain on the all-new Toyota Camry HEV produces 176 hp and 118 hp and delivers 22.5 kg-m and 20.6 kg-m of torque, respectively. The combined power of the two power sources (petrol engine and two electric motors) is 215 hp. The drivetrain is mated to an electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (e-CVT) that executes smooth yet quick gear shifts, simulating a six-speed sequential shift transmission to deliver a new level of driving pleasure.
With an exciting interior featuring a distinctive design and offering convenience and comfort with a layer of luxury, the new car’s bold cabin is accentuated with a range of advanced features. This includes a wireless charging system for smartphones, dual-zone automatic air conditioning system, six-speaker sound system, multi-adjustable power front seats, and 60/40 split and reclining rear seats, among many others.
Further enhancing the driving experience, the all-new Camry HEV model introduces the latest in-vehicle information technology displays, offering a unique level of integrated information with minimal distraction. It relays information through three available interlinked displays; a 10-inch colored head-up display (HUD), a seven-inch multi-information display within the instrument cluster, and an eight-inch audio/navigation control panel that is seamlessly integrated into the center console in a modern, flush-surface design.
As with any other Toyota model, safety remains a top priority for the all-new Camry HEV and employs the latest safety technologies including the brand’s innovative Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) safety package, which features Pre-Crash Safety (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Automatic High Beam (AHB), and Lane Departure Alert (LDA). In addition, a comprehensive array of safety features has been added to protect vehicle occupants, including six SRS airbags, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), as well as an enhanced body structure and platform structure, among many others.
Available in nine distinctive exterior colors, the all-new Camry HEV lets customers express their individuality. On the other hand, the interior is available with two types of wood ornament. Furthermore, the all-new Camry HEV has been rearmed with a 17-inch alloy wheel and an 18-inch alloy wheel.