Car reviews - Toyota - Camry - CSi sedan
1 Mar 1993
TOYOTA spent a fortune developing the redesigned, 3rd-generation, “wide body” Camry range for the early ‘90s, utilising dynamic and refinement lessons learned during the multi billion-dollar Lexus LS program. The result was a larger, wider, stronger, safer, roomier and more comfortable family-sized sedan and station wagon. And like before Holden offered it as the JM Apollo range. A 95kW 2.2L 5S-FE 4-cylinder engine powered the Executive, CSi and sedan-only Ultima models, while a new name (Vienta) identified the 139kW 3.0L quad-cam V6 versions. Anti-lock brakes became an option. In April ’94 the CS-X reappeared, replacing the Executive and 2.2L Ultima, and featured a standard driver’s airbag from June. In April ’95 the lightly-face (and tail) lifted SXV10 Camry range received a round of improvements, including new trim and an immobiliser, ahead of October’s separation of the Camry and Vienta models. “Getaway” (Oct ’96) and “Intrigue” (April ’97) value-added special editions included air-conditioning and a CD player.
Model release date: 1 February 1993 to 1 August 1997
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