Toyota HC-CV (Hybrid Camry Concept Vehicle) makes its debut in Melbourne

By dancurranjr On February 26th, 2009

toyota-hc-cv-concept-2Toyota HC-CV Concept Toyota Camry is going to be produced down under for the first time and Toyota’s Australian division is intending to reveal a new concept variant of the highly economical sedan at the Melbourne Motor Show to ignite excitement.

However, the concept is basically a regular Camry Hybrid that has been selling locally back in the US beginning 2006. Now called the Hybrid Camry Concept Vehicle (HC-CV), the show car was thought out and made in-house by Toyota Style Australia and it will come with new bumpers and alloy wheels plus an enhanced interior.

The HC-CV is described by the carmaker as a car that points to the gasoline-electric Camry that will be produced early in 2010 at the Toyota’s Altona car factory in Victoria. Toyota has announced that it will provide this new Camry with special paint finishes options and a more athletic appearance in contrast to the regular Camry lineup.

The Australian Camry will most probably come with the same powertrain as its American counterpart as part of its Hybrid Synergy Drive System: a 2.4-liter gasoline engine paired with a continuously adaptable transmission with an EPA fuel-consumption rate of 33mpg (7 liters/100km) in city driving and 34mpg (6.9 liters/100km) highway.


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