Toyota has given us our first look at the next-generation Camry and confirmed that the new mid-size sedan would make its first appearance at the Detroit auto show next month.
The back fender of the new Camry looks to take plenty of cues from the current Toyota Prius (and by extension the Mirai). That has us holding our collective breath to see if the new mass-market sedan is more harmonious and less startling than those two.
We don't know much about the new Camry, other than it'll be built with more aluminum and ride on the Toyota global architecture that underpins the current Prius, dubbed TNGA. Several pundits have theorized that the next-generation Camry could get a sporty sibling, a TRD-branded edition, but we're taking the Missouri approach—"Show me"—on those rumors for now.
It's also entirely likely that Toyota will swap out the current car's optional V-6 in favor of a turbo-4 used widely across Lexus products. Honda is rumored to be taking a somewhat similar approach in its next-generation Accord, which may use a 1.5-liter turbo-4 as the base engine and swap in more powerful turbo-4s higher in the range.
Media events at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit open Jan. 8, 2017, and the show opens to the public on Jan. 13.