Toyota President Akio Toyoda wanted to create cars which sparked people’s emotions. The fourth-generation Avalon in 2012 was the very first vehicle that met his expectations. Toyota blended strong emotions with its world-class Quality, Durability and Reliability (QDR) to come up with this vehicle. The car had a fresh styling, superb technology and enhanced performance. Avalon won the hearts of numerous customers in the market of mid-size premium cars. It became an overnight hit in United States. Now Toyota Avalon 2016 is here, with dashing looks and rich variety of safety features. The exterior has been given a new look and the car comes with sundry safety features. 12th February saw the debut of Toyota’s three brand new models. Along with Toyota Avalon 2016, the special editions of Camry and Corolla too made their debut at Chicago Auto Show. The latest Avalon will hit the showrooms this fall.
The V6 models have five distinct grades that provide the customers with a wide range of choice- XLE, XLE Premium, XLE Plus, Touring and Limited. Buyers who wish to opt for Hybrid have a choice of three separate grades. The technical aspects and luxury improve as one moves from XLE Plus toward XLE Premium and then Limited. Just like before, buyers have two choices for the engine. One is the 3.5 liter V6 engine that churns out 268 HP. The second one is the 2.5 liter Hybrid that gives 200 HP.
Engineers have designed two unique suspension systems to meet the demands of all kinds of customers- those who want a smooth ride and also those who desire a dynamic driving experience. The priority of one retuned suspension comfortable ride, which is for XLE through Limited grades. The other one is for the Touring grade and ensure a more responsive and dynamic experience. These suspension tunings by Toyota are new and are an appreciable improvement over the currently available Avalon models.
The car has a more aggressive look now. The lower front grille has been widened and the upper grille looks narrow. The LED lights have been given a new look. The fog lights have been replaced with turn signals newly designed by the company. The tail lights have been defined and the rear bumper is adorned with chrome accents. The interior houses gray upholstery and has new gray accent stitching. All these features are standard on the Avalon.
XLE and XLE Plus grades are blessed with several additional features. The exterior gets 17 inch alloy wheels that are redesigned. The vehicles are equipped with Tire-specific Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). The interior bears a royal look with the premium woodgrain dash ornamentation. The infotainment system comprises of a 7-inch elegant looking Entune Audio Plus screen.
Avalon XLE Premium grade has been given technology upgrades. Entune™ Premium Audio is present along with App Suite and Navigation. Another feature is the Qi Wireless Charging. These are present as standard equipments on the model.
The Avalon Touring grade is performance-tuned. It bears sporty looks and has a host of valuable features. The 18-inch alloy wheels are dark gray painted and have been re-designed. The front fascia too has been revised and looks smarter. The Touring badge sits in the front and the new LED headlights are present with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL).
Top of the line model is the Avalon Limited. The gas models have new 18-inch alloy Super Chrome wheels. Whereas the Limited hybrid has new 17-inch alloy Super Chrome wheels, which are optional on gas models. Customers can select from a wide range of advanced safety features such as Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, automatic high beam headlights, Lane Departure Alert and Pre-Collision System.