2009 SEMA Show: Surfrider Toyota Camry hybrid CNG

Consumer Reports News: November 04, 2009 04:21 PM

Toyota partnered with Metal Crafters of Fountain Valley, CA, to convert the 2.4-liter gasoline engine in this Camry hybrid to run on compressed natural gas (CNG). The stock battery and hybrid system remains, and the powertrain is said to produce 170-hp total. Toyota claims a cruising range of better than 250 miles, and fuel economy of 33 mpg overall. This being SEMA and all, cosmetic changes include a lowered suspension, 20-inch wheels, body kit, and custom grille and rear bumper.

Jim Travers

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