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It is the Camry model grade at its zenith, but is the SL V6 a tall order for Toyota?
25 May 2018
ONLY a half-decade ago this Toyota Camry SL V6 would have cost $50,000 plus on-road costs.
There is no guesswork involved there, but history highlights that the predecessor to this flagship version of the eighth-generation Camry was called the Aurion Presara, which likewise powered the front wheels via a 3.5-litre engine and was priced just $10 beneath the above pricing threshold.
In the modern era, however, a shrinking medium passenger car segment means there is no need for a separate nameplate to tackle the Holden Commodore large car as once was the case, with the irony being that the latter ZB-generation German-import now itself must battle a mass of mid-sizers.
Today’s Camry not only reverts back to offering V6 availability for the first time since 2006, but it offers petrol four-cylinder and petrol-electric hybrid powertrains as well, all in attempt to keep the clear sales leader in the class in that formidable position.
Flagship Camry SL V6 pricing that now ducks $6010 beneath the aforementioned pricing threshold has certainly been designed to help, too.
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Model release date: 1 November 2017
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