Al Futtaim Motors on Wednesday launched the 2019 Toyota Avalon. The executive sedan was unveiled earlier this year with an expectation to liven the segment which has been witnessing a progressive decline for a year.
The new Avalon is a revamped version of its old one and is built on the Toyota New Global architecture that is seen on the Camry and Prius. As per the company, the new build of the car enhances the noise isolation.
The car also sports the largest grille in Toyota's line up which is likely for the car to stand out even more.
Cosmetically, the Avalon sports looks similar to that of the Camry, but with sharper lines. The car also sports the largest grille in Toyota’s line up which is likely for the car to stand out even more. Compared to its predecessor, the new Avalon’s rear exceeds the old one by 20 cm resulting in more space in the rear cabin.
Being an executive sedan, Toyota has focussed on the interiors to match its segment’s expectations. The dash has a nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system enabled with Apple CarPlay making it the first of all Toyotas to have it. While the infotainment system lacks the Android Auto, it is embedded with Amazon Alexa for remote connection with voice commands.
The dash has a nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system enabled with Apple CarPlay making it the first of all Toyotas to have it
Under the hood, the car possesses a 3.5-litre V6 engine with an optional hybrid system. The company has not officially announced the car’s output in numbers but considering that the car has derived most of its component from the Camry, it could be estimated at around 305 bhp. Apart from that, the optional hybrid powertrain set up includes a 2.5-litre inline-four engine with two electric motors.
Additionally, safety systems on the car include 10 airbags available as standard across all variants, pre-collision braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams and blind spot monitoring.
The article was adapted from an article at Nikkei Asian Review, which you can find here.