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Camry Mobil Hybrid Terbaik Indonesia
Camry Mobil Hybrid Terbaik Indonesia - The most significant dimensional deviation is a 0.4-inch increase in overall height, attributable to a slightly more-wedge-like profile. The cargo hold was stretched to 13.1 cubic feet, representing a gain of 2.5 cubes achieved by reconfiguring and relocating the 150-pound battery pack. (Because of the pack’s location, only the right-side rear seatback folds to accommodate long objects.) Passenger space is up slightly, from 101.4 cubic feet to 102.7, keeping the Camry hybrid smack in the middle of the EPA’s midsize-sedan category.
Lighter and More Efficient
What the magnifying glass won’t reveal is that the more extensive use of high-strength steel has trimmed what Toyota says is about 220 pounds of weight while increasing rigidity in comparison with the last Camry hybrid we tested. Add to that a slick 0.27 coefficient of drag and improved low-rolling-resistance tires, and you get quicker acceleration and better mileage. More on that later.
Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system still relies on one transversely mounted four-cylinder engine, two electric motor/generators, and a planetary-gear CVT to power the front wheels. A slight increase in engine displacement—from 2.4 to 2.5 liters—and a thorough retuning raised power and torque (to 156 hp at 5700 rpm and 156 lb-ft at 4500 rpm). Switching to electric drive for the air-conditioning compressor and engine-coolant pump eliminated all accessory drive belts. The main motor/generator, which produces more peak torque (199 lb-ft) and nearly as much peak power (141 hp) as the engine, drives the wheels and generates electricity to recharge the battery pack during deceleration. The smaller motor/generator restarts the gas engine after shutdown at stoplights, generates electricity for recharging the battery and powering the main motor/generator, and regulates the drive ratio between the engine and front wheels.