Car reviews - Toyota - Camry - Altise V6 sedan
24 Oct 2002
By BRUCE NEWTON
BRAKES are another part of the Camry localisation story, with Toyota using expertise and components developed by PBR here in Australia.
The fundamentals of the brake system remain the same - ventilated front discs and solid rears, with the aid of ABS now standard across the range, bar the Altise four-cylinder.
It's the actual componentry which PBR has developed and supplied - discs, callipers, brake pads and its Banksia parking brake (pictured), the first time this sytem has been installed on a Toyota and one of the first applications on a front-wheel drive vehicle.
Toyota is claiming an improvement in brake performance of up to two metres in a 100-0km/h crash stop, which is a reduction to about about 44 metres. However, at least some of this improvement is based on the use of Dunlop's new 300 silica/carbon tread tyres on 15-inch tyre models.
The Bosch four-channel ABS system is carry-over, so no sign of Emergency Brake-force Distribution as is now standard on BA Falcon.
Did you know?The new brake pads have 20 per cent greater surface area than the previous Camry
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