2019 Avalon/Avalon Hybrid NAIAS Reveal

Discussion in 'Toyota Hybrids and EVs' started by Tideland Prius, Jan 16, 2018.

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  1. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    I understand it's PriusChat and not AvalonChat but I thought the Avalon had several nice features in its design. Granted, we haven't had a full size car this sporty since the Bonneville SSEI.

    Mechanical:
    • 3.5 litre 2GR-FKS engine with D4S and VVTi-W. That means port + direct injection and Otto + Atkinson cycle
    • 2.5 litre A25A-FXS Dynamic Force engine with VVT-iE
    • NiMH battery under the rear seat
    • 8-speed Direct Shift AT (Same as Sienna, Highlander and Camry)
    • PSD on Hybrid models. 6-speed virtual gears on XSE Hybrid with Paddle Shifters
    • 3 modes (5 on Touring models including a Sport+ and Custom setting)
    • Adaptive Variable Suspension (from Lexus) on Touring models
    • Intake Sound Generator (ISG) on Touring. Older crowd won't care. Younger crowd will like the sound


    Exterior:
    • LED Vision Tech DRLs on Limited and Touring models... Looks like the Lamborghini "Y" shaped lights.
    • Dynamic cornering lights and sequential turn signals on Limited and Touring models
    • Switchblade design machine-finished alloy wheels on Touring with help from Five-Axis custom builders
    • Aero-fin taillights
    • A really sculptured trunklid with concavity
    • Quad exhausts on XSE and Touring models
    • A really cool use of environmental lighting with the lower door sculpting that gives a darker lower body, visually lowering the height of the car
    • Air curtains for the front wheels
    • Honestly, the front of the car reminds me of the Toyota Crown, which in parts of Asia, is the model that says "you made it". (although the newer generation might think it's the Lexus LS rather than the Crown)
    Interior:
    • Apple CarPlay is standard
    • Alexa-in-the-Car is standard
    • 9" MID with physical buttons & knobs
    • 7" LCD Instrument Panel with analogue speedometer
    • 10" Full Colour Head-Up Display with speed, audio, navigation, phone and warning/alert displays
    • Real Yamaha-sourced wood or real aluminium trim
    • Quilted leather door panel inserts on Limited
    • Perforated ultrasuede door panel inserts on Touring
    • Heated/Cooled front seats
    • Heated rear seats
    • Heated steering wheel

     
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    Gah.

    But I do like my prediction from May ;)
     
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