The Toyota Camry has long been known for its dependability and strong resale value. But for 2023, the sedan is getting a new look with the addition of the Nightshade Special Edition. This 2018 redesign added personality to the Camry with more aggressive styling, sportier road manners, and a new exterior appearance package. Now, for 2023, the Camry SE Nightshade is back with some minor changes. One of the most notable is the addition of bronze wheels – a rare factory option on a new car. The Nightshade package also includes black-trimmed lights and a black grille and rear spoiler. It's available in three paints: Midnight Black, White, and the new Reservoir Blue. Toyota also offers a Camry Nightshade Edition with the standard gasoline engine and hybrid drivetrain. And for 2023, it can be had with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and either front- or all-wheel drive. According to Microsoft News, Toyota has not yet announced pricing for the 2023 Camry lineup but says it will do so later this summer. Here is a closer look at what's new for the 2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade.
The 2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade is a performance-oriented variant of the popular sedan, and it comes with a few key upgrades to make it even more fun to drive. The most significant change is under the hood, where the Camry Nightshade gets a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. That's a considerable increase over the standard Camry's 203-hp, 184-lb-ft four-cylinder engine, and it should make the Nightshade much quicker in a straight line. The V6 is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and Toyota says the Camry Nightshade will hit 60 mph in 5.8 seconds. According to Toyota Pressroom, the Nightshade treatment also extends to the exterior, where the sedan gets blacked-out trim pieces, including the grille, mirror caps, and window trim. The Camry Nightshade will be available in both sedan and hybrid forms. The hybrid uses sport-tuned suspension and Camry's Dynamic Force Engine fuel efficiency. That suggests the hybrid has the power to accelerate without hesitation. Camry XSE Hybrid can reach an EPA-estimated 44/47 mpg for city/highway driving and 46 mpg combined. If you factor in that this model will also have a responsive electric motor pared with smooth-shifting ECVT, its acceleration will be quite snappy.
The interior of the 2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade is mainly unchanged from the standard model, but a few subtle upgrades give it a more premium feel. One noticeable change is the addition of Nappa leather upholstery with red stitching, standard on all models. The seats also get other side bolsters for added support during hard cornering. Other changes include a black headliner, sports pedals, and a black leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching. As with the exterior, the Camry Nightshade's interior gets a few blacked-out trim pieces, including the door panels and center console. That's not all; there's additional badging and a unique serial number plate on the dashboard to let everyone know this isn't your average Camry.
The 2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade exterior is where this sedan stands out from the crowd. The most noticeable change is the blacked-out grille, which gives the car a more aggressive look. The front-edge design is also sleek and modern, and the vehicle has a low roofline that makes it look sporty. The 19-inch gloss-black alloy wheels are another nice touch that brings out the car's stylish side. The LED taillights offer good visibility and add to the sedan's overall look. It has a dual exhaust with quad chrome tips, which is a nice touch that gives the car a more powerful look and sound. The available sports mesh insert in the grille adds a touch of luxury. The standard Bi-LED combination headlights are a welcome addition, and the XSE's LED headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) are a nice touch. The car's overall look is sleek and modern; it's a car we can expect to bring out the best in style-conscious drivers. The Nightshade Edition of the 2023 Toyota Camry also has unique exterior features, including window trim, black 18-inch wheels, and badging. This special edition is available in three colors: Celestial Silver Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, and White.
Safety and Convenience
The 2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade comes with a long list of standard safety features. One outstanding feature is the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. This feature is designed to help keep you safe on the road by warning you when a vehicle is in your blind spot. The Camry also comes standard with the Toyota Safety Connect system. This system includes 24/7 roadside assistance and a stolen vehicle locator. The system can also notify local emergency services in case of an accident. Other standard safety features on the Camry Nightshade include ten airbags, a rearview camera, and Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS) with Rear Cross-Traffic Braking (RCTB). These features all work together to make the Camry a safe and reliable vehicle. The 2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade also comes with several convenience features that make it an excellent choice for anyone looking for a new car. One of these features is the available Bird's Eye View Camera with Perimeter Scan. This camera helps you get in and out of tight spots by giving you a panoramic overhead view of your surroundings. Another convenient feature is the available Smart Key System with Push Button Start. This system allows you to unlock and start your car without ever having to take your keys out of your pocket. The Camry Nightshade also comes standard with the Toyota Care maintenance plan. The plan covers 25,000 miles or the standard factory scheduled service for two years. It also includes 24-hour roadside assistance for two years. These features make the Camry Nightshade an excellent choice for anyone looking for a safe and reliable car with a long list of standard convenience features.
Apart from having the next-level performance and a sleek modern, sporty look and feel, the 2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade will also feature some of the latest and greatest in technology. One of them is a huge 9-in. multimedia touchscreen that will be perfect for navigation. The car will also come with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility to use your smartphone with the car's audio system. There will also be a 10-in. color head-up display and a 7-in. the color multi-information display. It will also have a remote connection so you can stay connected even when your car is out of sight. And let us not forget the popular Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+), which will come standard in the 2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade. This is a suite of active safety features that use sensors to help detect potential risks on the road and take action to help avoid or mitigate them. According to Toyota, the system has a Pre-Collision system using Pedestrian Detection, Automatic High Beams, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Lane Tracing Assist, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Road Sign Assist. That means your 2023 Toyota Camry will do its best to help keep you safe on the road.
The 2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade is a special edition of the popular Toyota Camry with unique exterior and interior features. It's expected to be one of those head-turning cars with its sleek and sporty look. But it's not just about the looks; the 2023 Toyota Camry Nightshade will also come packed with the latest and greatest technology. Everything about this car screams modern and stylish. We can wait to see it on the road.
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