Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A revealed the much anticipated boldly-designed sedan it had teased us with today at the New York International Auto Show and revealed it to be the 2013 Avalon mid-sized sedan. The all-new Avalon, which will be available later this year, has been labeled as “the beginning of a new era for vehicle development” by Toyota.
When speaking about the new Avalon, Bob Carter, Toyota Division group vice president and general manager, said: “It’s an all-new premium mid-size sedan that will attract a wide range of buyers looking for style, technology, performance, comfort, safety and value”.
The all-new Avalon exterior and interior design was conceived by a youth oriented team at Calty Design Research in Southern California and Michigan. The Avalon is set to be assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky.
In an effort to stick to the future product mission envisioned by Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Corporation’s President, the new Avalon offers a bold and sporty exterior design combined with a luxurious interior design. It is equipped with an enhanced dynamic package, which seems to show us the direction Toyota is taking for its future products.
The new Avalon’s modern and spacious interior offers plenty of legroom for rear seat passengers and more interior passenger space than the BMW 5 Series. It is equipped with many technological features that buyers will love such as capacitive touch sensor controls for climate settings and audio, as well as full-color displays with intuitive color animations. It will also be equipped with Toyota’s Entune system, a USB port and AUX input for your I-pod/MP3 Player. The Avalon is also equipped with three 12 volt power outlets to help facilitate device interface and charging.
Want to enjoy your music features? No problem, Toyota equipped the new Avalon with noise cancelling technology to create a quiet interior.
More Than Just a Pretty Face
In addition to its stunning design, numerous improvements were made to the Avalon’s structure and chassis. These improvements will help enhance the ride quality, handling and straight-line stability of the new Avalon.
The new Avalon suspension is equipped with MacPherson struts that come with advanced valves and rebound springs to create a perfect balance between the vehicle’s handling and agility with ride comfort.
The new Avalon will have better control and agility while also possessing superior linear stability due to a fine tuned electric power steering (EPS) system.
The new Avalon offers three drive modes: Normal, Eco and Sport. These modes can be switched for desired vehicle performance according to the driver’s needs. You can switch between the different drive modes through driver-selectable switches.
While driving in Sport mode, the throttle response is improved and the steering effort is weighted from the center to offer a sportier feel. Eco mode changes the vehicle’s throttle response and A/C power usage as a means to improve fuel economy.
The all new Avalon is equipped with Steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters that help provide a sportier drive while in D or S Mode. In these modes, the revised throttle helps improve the vehicles shift response in order to maximize the vehicle’s engine power and performance.
Like every Toyota models, the new Avalon comes standard with Toyota’s Star Safety System. The Star Safety System includes the following safety features: Traction Control (TRAC), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Brake Assist, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Smart Stop Technology brake-override system.
In addition, the new Avalon comes with 10 airbags (among the most in its segment). The redesigned Avalon also has an available pre-collision system (designed to “sense” an incoming frontal collision and can help reduce damage), blind-spot monitor and a rear cross-traffic alert notification.
For more information on the redesigned Toyota Avalon go to: www.toyotanewsroom.com