Toyota Motors unveiled the all-new 2013 Toyota Avalon at the 2012 New York International Auto Show. The large, mid-size front-wheel drive and luxurious Avalon will be available only in North America. Avalon will present a greater degree of refinement with an improved dynamic performance and plenty of outstanding technologies. The competitors of Toyota Avalon Hybrid are Lincoln MKZ and Buick LaCrosse. The estimated base price of Toyota Avalon is around $38,000 to $42,000.
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Toyota’s 2013 Avalon is powered by 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and two electric motors with a horsepower of 200. Avalon Hybrid model attain an EPA-rating of 40 mpg in the city and a 39 mpg on the highway for a combined 40 mpg. The car offers 3 unique modes of operation such as EV, ECO and SPORT. Avalon has a sport-shift mode and throttle blipping for smooth gear changes. It also gets an automatic paddle controls for shifting. The hybrid electric power unit has 2 motor-generators that add additional torque. The battery can also be recharged using the regenerative braking.
The new Toyota Avalon’s interior is designed in such a way that it enhances the cabin’s spaciousness, comfort and abundant rear seat legroom. The cabin is outfitted with wood trim, leather seats and metallic accents. The front seat is designed with an enlarged side bolster that supports and provides an increased range of downward adjustment. The front seat has been lowered by 10 millimeters (0.4 inches) to create better headroom. The luggage capacity of the car is about 16 cubic feet. A concave dash panel is situated in front of the passenger while the rear overhang is reduced to 1.7 inches. Avalon comes with a dashboard which will receive benefits from wood materials soft touch, premium interior features, contrast stitching, along with premium interior features like HDD-based navigation system with 7-inch screen, three-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control system and JBL-sound system.
Avalon’s vibrant exterior styling defines a smooth and expressive outline. The beltline has been lowered to emphasize a strong stance. The Avalon displays a better proportion with a longer sloping roofline, reduced front and rear overhangs, lower vehicle height, flared front fenders and reduced body-to-tire gap. The vehicle’s dynamic exterior expression is enhanced by a new 17-inch and 18-inch alloy wheel and tire combinations. Key exterior features include square Double-eye PES headlamps with HID and elegant DRL that provides brilliant night time visibility. The wider grille provides a bolder front perspective to the car. High-performance LED tail lamps are adopted at the rear with the revised rear-body styling.
Avalon will feature Toyota’s Star Safety System that includes traction control, anti-lock braking system, smart stop technology brake-override system, vehicle stability control, traction control, and brake assist. A Pre-collision system is outfitted to sense the awaiting frontal collision which can help in reducing the damage. In addition to that, the car offers Blind Spot Monitoring system which is intended to sense the vehicles behind the outer mirrors and to alert the drivers.