When I got to the parking lot after the Christmas Carol the night was a thick curtain but the gleaming neon in the parking lot of the hotel shone on the expensive cars that were closely parked there. Something else was equally obvious. My test car for the night, the Toyota Avalon, seemed to fit in rather snugly into that scene. THE DIMENSIONS: L 4,976 x W 1,850 x H 1,435 mm, Wheelbase: 2870 mm, Boot space: 456 L THE SPECS: 3.5 L V6 engine, 298 hp @6600, 356 Nm @4700 rpm, 8 speed automatic gearbox, 17 and 18 inch alloy wheels THE HIGHLIGHTS: Advanced Driver Assistance package, Euro 4 emissions, 10 airbags, Wireless charging THE PRICE: AED 144,900 and AED 164,900 THE UPSIDE: Fuel efficiency, Advanced safety features as standard, Ample power, Balanced handling THE FLIPSIDE: Some rivals have more space, Dash looks staid, door armrest could be wider The Design I think the reason for that is: Toyota has displayed unusual restraint in the new design changes in the Avalon. Even as the labour … [Read more...] about Toyota Avalon 2019 Review: Full Monty
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As my first glimpse of the new Toyota Avalon quickly gave way to the first drive, it soon eased into another journey of discovery. An experience of something I call ‘sympathetic craftsmanship’. Simply put, it’s all about how the distinctive design of Toyota’s flagship sedan inspired three gifted artisans to create unique artistic expressions. If I weren’t predisposed to grabbing the driver’s seat at any given opportunity, I would have gracefully stepped into the back seat of the all-new 2019 Avalon. Toyota had sent a driver – ‘chauffeur’ is totally appropriate given the latest styling of Toyota’s full-size sedan – and the cabin looked positively inviting. On that frenzied day, I had moved my pick up location to a place closer to the destination (Bulgari villas in Jumeriah) instead of the previously decided spot, twenty kilometers further down. Seldom have I regretted shortening a journey thus, for it clipped my flight in … [Read more...] about Toyota Avalon 2019 First Drive: House of inspiration
Nos trasladamos hasta San Diego en California, allí la firma Toyota presentó el nuevo Avalon del 2019. Conducimos el modelo híbrido que trae un motor de 4 cilindros de 2.5 litros con 215 caballos de fuerza, con motor eléctrico de 650 voltios (A25A-FXS) y trasmisión continuamente variable (CVT). El Avalon obtiene más de 40 mpg combinados. El auto se siente seguro y firme en las curvas. Periodista: Enrique Kogan Producción: Luis Fernandez Edición: Juan Mayor … [Read more...] about Toyota Avalon 2019 presentado en San Diego, California.
If the 2019 Toyota Avalon isn't fit enough to survive, then the entire full-size sedan species is doomed to extinction. It's really simple as that, because as the new-and-improved replacement for a car that was already well-entrenched as the segment benchmark, it stands the best chance of coaxing customers away from an onslaught of SUVs and similarly priced smaller sedans with fancier badges. Perhaps it could even snag a few people not yet old enough to collect Social Security. That last point is key, because at 64 years old, the current Avalon's average buyer is actually a few years older than the segment average. While there's certainly nothing wrong with building a car for retirees, one must also acknowledge that fixed incomes and well, the inevitable march of time, will erode your customer base even more than it has (from about 71,000 when the current generation was introduced to about 32,600 in 2017). So, while Toyota isn't trying to capture young buyers, knocking a few years off … [Read more...] about 2019 Toyota Avalon First Drive Review: A new hope
Greater Efficiency and an All-New Look Shown in Detroit Toyota introduced its stunning all-new fifth-generation Avalon sedan yesterday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The radically redone full-size sedan retains its V6 and hybrid powertrains as it moves to the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) shared with the Camry and other newer models. The 5th gen Avalon Hybrid sports a more aggressive look The Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II) in the 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid features many high-tech improvements for greater fuel efficiency (though Toyota execs didn’t say how much). It combines a 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine with a 650-volt electric motor and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Since the current Avalon is rated at 40 mpg city and the smaller new Camry on the updated chassis gets more than 50 mpg, would it be out of line to expect a 5 mpg boost for the new Avalon? — ed) For 2019, the new four-cylinder Dynamic … [Read more...] about News: 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Introduced in Detroit