The world’s largest auto manufacturing company, Toyota had first unveiled the Avalon in 1995, based on the Camry platform. The second generation of the car came into being in the year 2000, while the third generation got unveiled in the year 2005. At present, for the year 2013 the Toyota Avalon comes in its fourth generation version and has reportedly become more like the Lexus.
The Avalon was originally meant by the company to be placed between Toyota and Lexus as Toyota’s brand, but it did not really click well. The model was above the Camry, but it actually fell under the shadow of the entry level Lexus cars.
However, all these have presently changed and the all new Toyota Avalon can really appeal to the young as well as performance oriented consumers. Now, the car sports a design line that can really match up to that of the Lexus brand. This is good news for Toyota but quite a matter of concern for the Lexus model sales.
The 2013 Toyota Avalon will be available in four trims: the starting XLE, XLE Premium, XLE Touring and Limited. The car will come in both the gasoline and hybrid avatars. However, the hybrid will not be available in the base model. All the models will have front-wheel drive.
The new 2013 Toyota Avalon Gasoline version will get powered by a Gas 3.5-liter, DOHC engine with 24 valve dual VVT-I V-6 and electronic Toyota Direct injection. The motor will deliver 268 horsepower and 248 foot-pounds of torque. While the hybrid variant will have Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive System that consists of a 2.5-liter DOHC engine with 16-valve VVT-I Atkinson Cycle inline four-cylinder engine with permanent magnet AC Synchronous that will deliver 105kW along with 199 foot-pounds of torque @ 0-1,500 rpm.
The motors will be mated with six-speed automatic transmission. The gasoline Avalon is expected to deliver 21 mpg on the city roads and 31 mpg on highways, while the hybrid model will deliver 40 mpg both in the city as well as the highways and will have the Sport Eco and EV driving options.
The all new Avalon features great new exterior as well as interior designs to lure the consumers. The fourth generation Avalon features great and classy looking lower grille along with world-class projector headlamps. The car’s hood is very broad and clean looking. The newly designed front bumper has now got the fog lamps integrated into it. At the rear of the car, the dual rectangular exhaust pipes are fitted into the lower bumper. The taillights have been also redesigned and have added the stop, turn and side indicators. The car’s exclusive LED light pipes provide a unique look.
The 2013 Toyota Avalon is a premium sedan that can accommodate five passengers and provide supreme comfort. The car includes the safety features of seven airbags, Vehicle Stability Control, ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, etc. The all new 2013 Toyota Avalon has a starting price of $39,650.
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