Officials and dignitaries at the launch event.
Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros Co (AAB), exclusive distributor of Toyota in Qatar, recently launched the new Toyota Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) in Qatar at a ceremony that also featured an Iftar for loyal customers.
AAB acting CEO R K Murugan handed over the symbolic key to Hamad Sharif al-Emadi, CEO of Alijarah Holding, in recognition of the company being the first firm to own the model with the purchase of 20 new hybrid Camry vehicles for its taxi fleet.
By announcing the launch of the all-new Camry HEV in Qatar, AAB “exemplified its continuous commitment to providing environment-friendly vehicles in the country while offering customers the opportunity to experience the power and pleasure of sustainable mobility through cutting-edge technology and an engaging driving experience”, it said in a statement.
Further, the statement noted that the introduction of an electric version of the Camry “cements Toyota’s continued efforts in creating ever-better cars and further reiterates Toyota’s commitment to environmental sustainability”.
The all-new Camry HEV provides a comfortable and stable ride with superior handling characteristics, thanks to Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, which represents an entirely new strategy to the way the company designs, engineers and packages its vehicles.
The TNGA retains all of Toyota’s traditional values of superlative build quality and safety while injecting a fun driving experience that plays on all the senses.
The class-leading model can be driven entirely by either electrical power with zero-fuel consumption and carbon emissions, or with a combination of a petrol engine and two electric motors depending on the vehicle speed and customer’s driving behaviour. The batteries in the hybrid electric drivetrain are automatically charged by either the petrol engine or when braking and decelerating, eliminating the need to plug in a power cord.
Further, the all-new Camry HEV does not require a special fuel yet drives like any other conventional car. In addition, thanks to its top-class fuel efficiency, visits to petrol stations will be significantly reduced.
Yugo Miyamoto, chief representative, Middle East and North Africa Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation, said: “With its stirring driving performance and state-of-the-art technology, the all-new Camry HEV creates a whole new value proposition, while ensuring seamless fun and excitement for driver and passengers alike without compromising on its environmental credentials.” Combining two power sources consisting of a petrol engine and two electric motors, the hybrid electric drivetrain on the all-new Toyota Camry HEV produces 176hp and 118hp and delivers 22.5kg-m and 20.6kg-m of torque, respectively. The combined power of the two power sources (petrol engine and two electric motors) is 215hp.
The advanced features offered inside the cabin include a wireless charging system for smartphones, dual-zone automatic airconditioning system and the latest in-vehicle information technology displays.
As with any other Toyota model, safety remains a top priority for the Camry HEV and employs the latest safety technologies, including the brand’s innovative Toyota Safety Sense safety package. The car also includes six SRS airbags, vehicle stability control, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, hill-start assist control as well as an enhanced body structure and platform structure, among others.
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