Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has launched a new version of Camry Hybrid at an introductory price of Rs 36.95 lakh (ex-showroom). The new generation Camry Hybrid is self charging electric vehicle. The new generation Camry Hybrid comes with a 2.5 litre petrol engine mated with an electric motor delivering a fuel efficiency of 23.27 km per litre. The sedan comes with fourth generation hybrid system with advanced nickel metal hydride batteries. Other features include 9 airbags, impact sensing fuel cut off, brake hold function among others.
The company, which is a joint venture between the Japanese auto major and Kirloskar group, assembles the vehicle at its Bangalore-based plant. Currently, the company's Bangalore-based facility can roll out around 125 Camry Hybrid units a month. Under the GST regime, hybrid vehicles were put in the same category as big petrol and diesel luxury cars, attracting 28 percent rate with a cess of 15 percent. Globally, Toyota sells Camry Hybrid in over 100 countries and so far has sold over 19 million units till date. In India, the vehicle was first introduced in 2002; and since then, the company has sold over 11,000 units cumulatively.