Toyota reveals all-new Avalon

Posted on Jan 17, 2018 by

New fifth-generation, shares platforms with Lexus and introduces loads of new kit and tech to the model including, wait for it… Engine Sound Enhancement

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For the fifth-generation Avalon, Toyota has decided to go all out in an attempt to make the model more relevant to private car buyers, instead of just fleet managers…

This means the all-new car seems fairly decent on paper, based on the company’s same global architecture that underpins the new Lexus RX, and offering the option of hybrid powertrains. Developed and built in the US, the 2019 Avalon will commence sales from later this summer, and introduces a multi-link rear suspension plus optionally available variable suspension for the first time in an Avalon.

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Making its premiere at the 2018 , the either packs the familiar 3.5-litre V6 engine, or a 2.5-litre four-cylinder with an electric motor and continuously variable transmission for company. Otherwise with the V6 you get an eight-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels replacing the current GCC-spec model’s six-speed unit.

Other tricks include some exhaust tuning, as well as stuff called ISG and ESE, which stands for Intake Sound Generator and Engine Sound Enhancement respectively. Yes, Toyota is actually trying to imbue the Avalon with some excitement… There are even driving modes including Sport+, front and rear spoilers, and electric power steering. Furthermore customers, or generous fleet managers, may specify wheels up to 19 inches in diameter, with glitz such as chrome exhaust tips and more.

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Dimensionally speaking, the 2019 Avalon has a lower height and shorter front and rear overhangs to improve the car’s design and proportions, and we must admit it’s kinda worked, particularly when you consider the wider track front and rear and two-inch longer wheelbase.

The 2019 Avalon line-up will additionally introduce new colours and new trim levels, while the interior gets a complete overhaul including an available 10-inch head-up display and 9.0-inch touchscreen as well as a 14-speaker sound system in Avalon Limited and Avalon Touring grades.

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