Toyota’s new line-up, debuting in 2025, is taking a bold step with plans to release the 9th generation Camry as a strictly gas-electric hybrid vehicle. The new Camry will ditch traditional combustion models, opting instead to combine a 2.5-liter gasoline engine with an electric drive system, delivering more power and efficiency than ever before.
The decision to go all-hybrid was influenced by Toyota’s commitment to comply with stringent U.S. fuel economy regulations, while also highlighting the impressive performance capabilities of the hybrid system. The 2025 Camry boasts 232 combined horsepower, a significant increase from previous models.
This shift to hybrid technology is aligned with Toyota’s overall approach, as the automaker continues to invest in a “multi-pathway” strategy to satisfy customer demands. Although Toyota has been making headway in electric vehicle development, they remain confident in the robust demand for plug-in hybrids and all-hybrids, a preference they’re primed to cater to.
In a segment predominantly left behind by competing Detroit brands, the new Camry is set to go up against the likes of Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, and even Tesla’s all-electric Model 3. The move to a hybrid-only line reflects the brand’s confidence in the value that the hybrid powertrain brings to the table, despite its premium price.
With the 2025 Camry set to hit showrooms next spring, Toyota looks to continue its momentum in hybrid vehicle technology. The car is expected to compete in environmental friendliness and affordability, while still delivering impressive performance. Toyota’s strong focus on hybrid technology is expected to resonate well with U.S. customers, making the new Camry a compelling addition to the market.