Illustration for article titled Toyota Teases The 2018 Camry Dent

We got a little early surprise from the 2017 Detroit Auto Show: Toyota has released a teaser image of their all-newly redesigned 2018 Camry Dent! It’s clear that Toyota is taking their best-selling dent very seriously, and this all-new design adds some much needed excitement to America’s most popular dent.

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The 2018 Camry Dent appears in the traditional rear bumper-corner spot, and has a dramatic new set of creases and curves in the bumper cover to work with. The Dent will be housed on a totally redesigned Camry, to make transport of the Dent easier.

For the first time in the Dent’s history, there will be either a vent or rear lamp unit that can be incorporated into the dent—the teaser picture isn’t quite clear which one that detail is.

The addition of the downward-angled design element could usher in a whole new class of Camry Dents that go beyond the traditional concave recess in the bumper cover.

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This new Dent is a real milestone for the Camry Dent, and I look forward to seeing the new dent on nearly every 2018 Camry I’ll see, forever.

As always, great work, Toyota!

Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus • Not-so-running: 1973 Reliant Scimitar, 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!)

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