Toyota has unveiled the Avalon 2013 at the 2012 New York Auto Show. During the presentation the flagship saloon has been described by Bob Carter, vice president and general manager at Toyota Division Group as “a car that will lead an exciting new era of design and driving excitement” with spacious and elegant interiors and the latest technology. This version has been studied and optimised for the American market, where it will be on sale from the end of the year.
The new edition of the Toyota Avalon is a smaller version of the 2012 and falls below 5m in length and presents a series of structural and technical improvements: a more rigid body structure, electric power steering and suspension tuning. It comes with three driving modes: Normal, Eco and Sport.
The aesthetic is complemented by new 17 “or 18″ alloy wheels. The front is characterised by a larger lower grille with Double-eye PES headlights with GID technology; at the rear LED tail lights, integrated rear deck spoiler and dual exhaust pipes convey an aggressive, athletic design.
The Avalon 2013 is also packed with technology-driven safety features, including 10 airbags, blind spot monitor with cross-traffic detection and pre-collision system. Some major improvements on the inside as well: a larger boot, richer upholstery materials, infotainment system with Toyota Entune multimedia and 6.1 “audio display as standard. JBL Synthesis Premium, HDD navigation system with 7″ screen, USB, AUX and three 12V outlets ,dynamic radar cruise control, heated seats and air conditioning as optional.