Car reviews - Toyota - Camry - Altise V6 sedan
24 Oct 2002
By BRUCE NEWTON
THE seats in the old Camry were constantly criticised for their lack of support and it was a complaint Toyota took to heart, with an all-new standard seat being introduced with the 380N.
While it looks like the international version, its characteristics have been revised for local conditions. Comfort has been addressed with a changed shape, hardness and density, the cushion has a revised profile to improve holding characteristics and the upper back support was revised to improve pressure distribution.
The Altise gets a grey cloth trim for its seats and fully manual adjustment, which includes height and lumbar adjustment for the driver.
The door armrest and lid of the centre console bin fall neatly for either elbow, the former also containing power mirror adjustment, window and door lock and power window adjustment for all four windows, with auto up and down for the driver's window.
At launch there is no plan to match the Holden Commodore and new Barra Falcon in having powered seat height adjustment. It may be introduced when a facelift is due.
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Did you know?Toyota Australia gained approval to develop a unique sports seat for use in the Australian-built Camry Sportivo and Azura models
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