Much like what we saw in the 2012 Toyota Camry front end teaser (click here to have a look at the front end teaser), the new Camry rear end teaser reveals a much more aggressive styling than what is seen on the current (2011) models. The current taillight is rectangular, wrapping from the side of the car around onto the face of the trunklid where the 2012 Camry taillight has a sharp, angular style with only a small portion spilling over onto the trunk face. The clear portion of the taillight that houses the backup lights and the turn signal indicators have gone from a long, major portion of the lens that runs through the middle to a much smaller section – running along the upper inside corner and into the trunklid face.
The aspect of the new 2012 Toyota Camry teaser that really jumps out is the way that the lens drops off into a sharp point along the bottom edge; tapering in and framing the Camry logo on the left side of the trunklid. Once the entire new Camry is revealed, we can expect that the passenger’s side taillight will wrap around the model designation if Toyota goes for a symmetrical look.
The other key point that stands out in the new 2012 Camry teaser is the top line of the trunk. The current Camry trunklid rises up away from the edge of the quarter panel, giving the trunk a pronounced look that carries down from the C-pillars and that body line then runs down to the inside of both taillights. From what we can see of the 2012 Camry, the trunklid will sit flush (or almost flush) with the top of the quarter panels so it will not have that bulbous look across the back end of the new models with the trunklid protruding up away from the rest of the body.
Overall, based on what we can see in the new 2012 Toyota Camry teaser, the back end of the new sedan has received similar aggressive design cues that should help Toyota’s top selling US model to escape from the bland styling of the past. Now, will the 2012 Camry offer the interior and drivetrain to support this aggressive new exterior styling?
Only a few weeks now until we have our first official look at the 2012 Camry as a whole.