Toyota Avalon is a new powerful and compelling sedan that helps shift the product's generational appeal while symbolizing Toyota's exciting new design and product path for future sedans.
Randy Stephens, chief engineer of Avalon: "The point of the new Avalon is to show the market that 'Toyota is Back!' It will lead the charge for great styling, great handling performance, and the highest and best level of technologies,"
The new 2013 Toyota Avalon will mix passionate styling, creativity, and an elevated level of craftsmanship to help reposition Toyota's flagship sedan within the extremely competitive premium mid-size segment. The new Avalon sedan balances a spectacular styling departure from previous Avalon models.
The 2013 Avalon offers a longer flowing roofline creating a more appealing side silhouette with a lower vehicle beltline.The new Toyota Avalon exterior is fashioned to pass on a greater sense of performance and agility to better match the car's vastly increased dynamic capability. Running Lights (DRL's) using six high- performance LEDs bulbs are accessible lending a distinct, more contemporary image to the front of the vehicle.
The 2013 Avalon's glossy and sculpted rear tail lights use LED lamps to help guarantee visibility and cut down the gap of unlit dark area between the trunk and rear quarter panel. The new 2013 Avalon will launch with two new colors, Moulin Rouge Mica and Champagne Mica, to compliment overall color choices for consumers.
The all-new 2013 Avalon's Calty-designed interior luxuriant on the exterior's elegant, athletic theme to create a superior interior experience that combines high technology and craftsmanship with an artistic level of sculpted surfaces. The 2013 Avalon's interior surfaces are acquirable in three color themes: almond to help create a warm dandyish, luxurious atmosphere; light grey that stays cooler and creates a modern-day interior space; and black that offers a greater sense of driving experience. The new Avalon's front seats offer revised side bolstering using a lighter, denser foam material that helps improve body positioning for driver and passenger.
A primary focus for the new Toyota Avalon was to improve its dynamic character while maintaining tiptop fuel economy. The Avalon utilizes a 3.5-liter, 90-degree, DOHC, six-cylinder engine that features Dual VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing with intelligence) to help offer superior power and efficiency by perfecting the intake and exhaust valve events to gain engine performance. The V6-powered Avalon features a hydraulic automatic transmission that has been optimized for improved fuel economy and performance from a lightweight front-wheel-drive transaxle.
The Toyota Avalon's Hybrid Synergy Drive uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder employing the Atkinson cycle to postpone closure of the intake valves and delay the compression cycle, helping reduce intake and exhaust energy losses to improve fuel efficiency. The Avalon Hybrid is equipped with a proven 244.8-volt Nickel metal-hydride battery that is compact with superior cooling performance. The Toyota Avalon Hybrid has an EV Mode, ECO Mode and SPORT Mode, with indicators appearing on the color display of the meter cluster.
The Toyota Avalon's steering wheel has been designed to help improve the driver's tactile feel and control, enhancing driver confidence behind the wheel. The steering wheel's shape, grip and tactile feel helps create enhanced grip to improve the driving sensation.
Toyota Avalon will also feature Toyota's Entune™ multimedia system, which functions through a smart phone interface and brings applications such as Bing™, iHeartRadio, MovieTickets.com™, OpenTable®, and Pandora® to the vehicle audio display. This audio configuration also features real-time traffic, weather, fuel prices, sports, and stocks.
The Avalon's Rear Cross Traffic alert uses the sensors in the rear quarter panels to help detect vehicles approaching from the side and behind the vehicle. The Avalon Hybrid relies on an Electronically Controlled Brake (ECB) to help coordinate components of the braking system which also incorporates an electric motor. The 2013 Toyota Avalon is available with a pre-collision system that helps mitigate the effects of vehicle impact.
Toyota's 36-month/36,000 mile basic new-vehicle warranty applies to all components other than normal wear and maintenance items. Additional 60-month warranties cover the powertrain for 60,000 miles and against corrosion with no mileage limitation. The hybrid-related components, including the HV battery, battery control module, hybrid control module and inverter with converter, are covered for eight years/100,000 miles.