Here is the Avalon, New for 2011. It continues the tradition set by its successful predecessors.
Yes Virginia, Avalon provides…
• the spacious cabin,
• smooth driving dynamics,
• and convenient technologies …that premium full-size sedan buyers want.
Re-styled at Calty Design Centers in California and Michigan … and engineered at Toyota technical center in Ann Arbor … Avalon will continue to be built at our plant in Georgetown, Kentucky.
Calty gave Avalon an aggressive new look.
A new grille features distinctive headlamps…and the rear is accented by LED tail lights and integrated dual exhaust.
Both the head lamps and tail lamps…feature unique light piping for an added signature look. Tasteful Lexus Chrome accents along the sides add to the upscale distinction.
The base Avalon now has standard 17-inch wheels with a new finish … while the Limited grade has a new, contemporary wheel design.
Inside … the Avalon provides key luxury features that are important to its buyers.
The new dash offers a driver-oriented experience.
Sight lines flow to the redesigned center stack … providing easier use for both the driver and passenger.
The segment’s only reclining rear seats provide unmatched passenger comfort.
And …a power rear sunshade protects rear-seat passengers.
The Avalon continues to be powered by the 3.5-liter V6 engine … mated to a multi-mode six-speed automatic transmission.
Producing 268 horsepower … which is among the best in the segment … it also achieves 20 plus miles-per-gallon in the city …and 29 plus on the highway.
The Avalon also has many of our latest technologies … like the Gen 6 Navigation System with …
• XM NavTraffic,
• Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity,
• and wireless audio music streaming.
A standard back-up camera has a segment-first 3.3-inch display in the rear-view mirror … and also offers color guide lines to help the driver back into or out of parking spots…Very Nice!
Standard audio features include …a USB port for direct iPod control via the sound system or steering-wheel controls…and XM satellite radio! An optional JBL sound system feeds 660-watts through 12 speakers…including a two-coil subwoofer.
Pricing will be very similar to the current model.The New 2011 Avalon hits Dealers in the Spring.