Toyota has just debuted the new 2013 Avalon at the 2012 New York Auto Show, and it’s unlike anything that we used to know about the old, boring Avalon. The new 2013 Toyota Avalon sedan got a totally new design from the inside and out, with an exciting look that ought to stir the souls of many. Wait, did just use the word ‘exciting’ in describing a Toyota’s car?
The new 2013 Toyota Avalon sedan is beautifully redesigned. We were amazed just how modern and athletic it looks from the previous model. With the rising of the Kia and Hyundai sedans, Toyota has upped the ante in designing its cars to be more exciting, and this new 2013 Toyota Avalon sedan is the manifestation of Toyota’s new direction. The old Toyota Avalon used be appealed to an older audience in their 50s and up, but with the new design, it ought to be more appealing to customers in their 40s in the U.S.
“When it arrives to dealerships late this year, the new Avalon will offer improved dynamic performance, a greater degree of refinement, and a highly spacious, comfortable interior experience with an abundance of outstanding convenience technologies,” Toyota said in a statement.
So far, not much technical details spilled on the new 2013 Toyota Avalon sedan, but Toyota says that it will get numerous structural and chassis improvements to improve ride quality and handling. And it includes new MacPherson struts with advanced valving and rebound springs, increase in stiffness of front and rear sway bar, and the re-tuned Electronic power steering system. In addition, there will be three driving modes available: Normal, Eco, and Sport.
More to come on the powertrain details of the new 2013 Toyota Avalon sedan, so stay tuned. In the meantime, check out its debut videos and the press release below for some of the preview features. [4/9/2012]
The new 2013 Avalon will arrive at dealerships by early December, and Toyota has released pricing information for both the hybrid and non-hybrid versions.
The 2013 Toyota Avalon starts at $30,990 for the base model, while the hybrid version can be as high as $41,400 with a full package. All prices do not include the destination charge of $795.
The 2013 Toyota Avalon sedan is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 268 horsepower, and it is mated to a 6-speed automatic. Fuel economy is rated at 21 city mpg, 31 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined.
In addition to the conventional engine, the 2013 Toyota Avalon sedan will come as a hybrid as well, which is powered by a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine along with two electric motors. Total power output by these motors is about 200 horsepower. Fuel economy is rated at 40 mpg city, 39 mpg highway and a combined 40 mpg.
All together, the 2013 Toyota Avalon sedan come in in four trim: XLE, XLE Premium, XLE Touring and Limited.