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The Sportivo V6 is the sports flagship of Toyota's Camry range, but is it worth it?

17 Dec 2002

THIS is it: the sports flagship of the new-generation 380N Camry range. Yet the Sportivo V6 is a flagship that Toyota Australia isn't at all interested in promoting. It would rather we all got excited about the four-cylinder version, equipped as it is with the new Australian-built 2.4-litre engine. In fact, Toyota Australia forecasts the four-cylinder will be the sales leader of the Sportivo range. Nevertheless, the V6 has more power, torque and equipment - and better claimed performance. But you pay for it, the launch price difference being a meaty $8000. Is it worth it? Read on.

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Model release date: 1 September 2002 to 1 June 2006

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Toyota Camry Touring

Released: March 1999
Ended: August 2002
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Toyota's all-new 380N Camry superseded the 660T model in September 2002 after a five-year model life, with the equivalent to the V6 Sportivo tested here being the old Touring V6 sedan. Introduced in March 1999 - 18 months after the main 660T model range - it was updated further n October 2000, when a Touring wagon was also introduced. At that time the Touring also graduated from 15-inch to 16-inch alloy wheels and the Michelin Vivacy tyres which still grace the Sportivo.

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