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Christopher Bruce2012-04-09 16:54:22

Toyota Avalon Shrinks for Newest Generation

 
 
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Toyota Avalon

Toyota has decided to shrink the Avalon for its newest generation, and it will focus the car on the US market. Toyota claims that the car offers better handling and performance than the previous versions. It will be built in Georgetown, Kentuckey. 

Styling is brand new for the newest generation with a gaping lower grill, more dynamic styling and LED running lights with projector headlights. The new Avalon is 2in shorter, 0.5in more narrow, 1in lower and over 100lbs lighter. The suspension and chassis are both brand new that offers a better ride and better straight-line stability. It will come standard with 17in wheels with 18in options. 

Toyota has also given the interior of the new Avalon many upgrades. Toyota has increased headroom in the new car thanks to lower seats. Despite the smaller size, cargo capacity has been increased 1.6ft³. Toyota has placed more sound deadening in the new car to make it quieter and added acoustic glass. The car also comes with Toyota's Entune system that includes a 12v outlet and USB port. 

Toyota did not reveal power options for the Avalon. The current edition has used a 3.5l V6 with 280hp, but given Toyota's move towards more economic engines and the smaller size of the new Avalon, a smaller engine could be in the works. 

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ToyotaToyota
AvalonAvalon
Avalon 4Avalon 4
AvalonAvalon
Engine
V 6 (90.0º vee)
Displacement
214 cu in
Top Speed
--
Transmission
6, Automatic
Maximum power
268 hp @ 6200 rpm
Type
Saloon (sedan)
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
25.02 US MPG
price
--
annual ownership cost
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