Testrun and Review #Update
Making its official debut at the ongoing 2018 Detroit Auto Show is the vehicle that is regarded as one of the ‘Big Hit’ vehicles stealing the attention of the few people left that still subscribe to coupes and sedans- The Toyota Avalon. Though produced under the Japanese global name Toyota, the first of the Avalon was produced in the United States in 1994 and is now Toyota’s largest front-wheel-drive sedan across a couple of continents.
According to Jack Hollis who doubles as Group Vice President and General Manager of the Toyota Division as well as spokesman of the firm at the show, the Toyota Avalon in itself is quality you can hear, you can feel and of course you can see.
The Avalon has a long list of ‘Toyota’s firsts’ and this premium segment will be coming in four grades-XLE, Limited, XSE and Touring while the Hybrid will come in XLE, XSE and Limited. All grades are offered with slim LED headlamps above the 3D grilles and they are brighter and more precise than anything the Avalon model has ever offered. Like the LED tail lamps, they feature progressive turn signals and the tail lights are connected with a diffusion at the exhaust tips. The signature of this one however lies in its super sportiness.
With a desire to cater for a wider client base than prior Avalons have attended to, the interior of the 2019 is uncomplicated, highly functional and luxurious. The materials used for the interior are soft and sophisticated, adding up to the comfort of the passengers and the vehicle is also more spacious than ever offering best-in-class rear shoulder, knee and headroom. A 7-inch multi information display shows turn by turn navigation information and a 10-inch display which is the biggest in its segment provides information on direction, IO settings and full engine speed. Included is also QI wireless charging, Wi-Fi hotspot, 5 USB outlets and a phone holder. Apple CarPlay is also finally standard across board. Also, it can be powered by a smartphone or wristband remote control as well as any Alexxa Amazon supported system.
Under the hood feature two powertrain variants-3.5Litre V6 and a 2.5L Hybrid system 2. The Avalon remains the only full hybrid in its segment. Variable valve timing, D4S injection, 8 speed transmission and available paddle shifters enables the V6 to produce more power with less fuel consumption.
watch the video below for more details of this overtly efficient ride.