The 2019 Toyota Avalon has been revealed at the ongoing North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It is longer, wider and lower than its predecessor, not to mention, better equipped.
The car’s exterior is an evolution of some of Toyota’s premium sedans but its interior quality and comfort has really took a leap ahead. If nothing else, it is closer to the manufacturer’s ‘Lexus’ cars.
The new Avalon is based on Toyota’s TNGA platform which also underpins cars like the Prius, C-HR and Camry. Production will take place at the manufacturer’s Kentucky plant in the USA.
2019 Toyota Avalon design and specs
The current generation Avalon came out in 2012 and got a facelift three years later. So it’s obvious that the car was in dire need of a facelift. Thankfully, the 2019 model addresses all age-related issues and then some.
The 2019 Toyota Avalon adopts the manufacturer’s latest design language. It gets a new front fascia with large grille, sleek headlights with eye-catching DRLs and chiseled air intakes. Its front and rear design elements, along with its smooth character lines give the Avalon a very sporty profile.
At it rear, the LED taillights have a sequential activation design. Top-end XSE and Touring variants get quad-exhaust tips, diffuser panel and a boot spoiler. This is apart from exclusive piano black colour and different set of alloy wheels.
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The modular architecture has really helped to improve the space inside its cabin. The rear cabin extends 7 inches farther back than before. It is also better insulated and Toyota claims that the car is ‘Library quite’. There is also a big boost in terms of quality of plastic, upholstery and the number of features.
If quietness is not quite your thing, the JBL sound system on its inside is capable of channeling engine noise on to the cabin via “Intake Sound Generator” and “Engine Sound Enhancement” features.
Design wise, the interior looks better than that on the Camry. It’s center console is futuristic with a prominent 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system at the helm. Apart from advanced smartphone and Alexa connectivity, this system comes mated to a 14-speaker sound system, standard wireless phone charging, and a total of five USB ports.
The car’s dashboard is sleek and depending on the variant, comes in real wood, aluminum or all-black trims. The car also has a 7-inch color trip computer and a 10-inch color head-up display.
The Avalon comes with host of active and passive safety tech as well, including 10 airbags, pre-collision braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, and more.
2019 Toyota Avalon engine and specs
The premium sedan gets a 3.5 litre VVT-iW naturally-aspirated V6 with D-4S direct injection as standard. This mill produces 301 hp and 267 lb-ft on the Camry but no numbers have been revealed for the Avalon. The engine comes mated to an all-new eight-speed automatic.
The car’s hybrid variant gets a four cylinder 2.5-liter engine mated to two electric motors. Its nickel-metal hydride battery pack is placed below the rear seat.
2019 Toyota Avalon price and release date
The new Toyota Avalon will reach US dealerships in Spring of 2018. Price will be slightly higher than the current model’s $34,395.