Toyota Camry Hybrid declared best value car for 2015
 August 17, 2015
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According to Consumer Reports Toyota Camry Hybrid gets best value among all automobiles in most recent rankings.

The new Camry is well proportioned and attractive, and matches external subtly with a spacious and efficient cabin that is simple and elegant. The interior gets leather and lots of electronic equipment but it’s subtle and there is no design overkill. 2012 Camry Hybrid had an all-new platform, with body dimensions of 4825 x 1825 x 1400 mm. The result is a familiar looking vehicle, even though designers clad the sedan in all-new sheetmetal from bumper to bumper.

Camry Hybrid picks up the safety features of the petrol Camry, with a five-star crash rating and eight airbags. The package also includes stability and traction control, ABS brakes with brake assist, hill-start assist and stability control. Seat belt warnings for the five seats and a reversing camera with the image 150 mm touch-screens. The HV leather package offers blind spot monitors in each mirror.

The Camry Hybrid has about twice the important of the standard vehicle in America. Before you dismiss the Camry because a 20-nothing automotive reporter in his mom’s basement with a Lamborghini Poster on the wall called it boring, be aware that the Camry has been redesigned. It ranks well among cars of its type in driving pleasure. CR said “We found that the updated Camry Hybrid has a comfortable and mostly quiet ride with improved handling.” The Camry Hybrid replaces last-year’s winner, the Toyota Prius.

Unlike other rankings that look only at 5-year cost of ownership, CR includes that as part of its analysis, but also considers its own actual road testing. Of course, Consumer Reports also includes reliability in its analysis. With regard to the Camry Hybrid, Consumer Reports says it is “stone-cold reliable.” At just $29,000 CR found that the Camry Hybrid XLE also had “comfort and all-around functionality.” Its 38 mpg combined fuel economy makes its energy cost per mile close to that of EVs in some US markets.

Import Restriction and Costs in Pakistan

Due to import restrictions of 3 years, Camry Hybrids as old as 2012 can be imported in Pakistan with a rebate of 25% in custom duties. Approximate custom duty on 2012 basic HV model is Rs2,100,000/-, HV G is Rs2,350,000 and HV G Leather package is Rs2,800,000/- Total landed cost of a basic HV (w/o sun roof) will be approximately Rs3,900,000/-

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