NEW YORK, N.Y. –  Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. revealed the all-new 2013 Avalon premium mid-size sedan today at the 2012 New York International Auto Show.

The new 2013 Avalon is the result of a North American-focused design and engineering effort.  Continuing a North American focused theme, the 2013 Avalon will be assembled at Toyota’s facility in Georgetown, Ky. True to the future product mission set forth by Toyota Motor Corporation President, Akio Toyoda, the new Avalon’s more stylish, bold, sporty exterior design and luxurious interior styling are matched by an enhanced dynamic package, a combination that foreshadows the more compelling and passionate nature of future Toyota products.

The body structure gains improvements in torsional rigidity thanks to additional and strategically placed welds, improved body bracing, and high-strength steel in key areas in order to provide a stiffer chassis and optimize suspension performance. The new Avalon suspension relies on MacPherson struts with advanced valving and rebound springs to balance handling and agility with ride comfort. Coil spring rate and front and rear sway bar stiffness was increased from the current model to help improve body control and body roll. The Avalon’s electric power steering (EPS) system has been tuned to help deliver enhanced controllability and vehicle agility while also realizing superior linear stability.

The new Avalon offers three distinct drive modes – Normal, Eco, and Sport -are made available through driver-selectable switches. In Sport mode, throttle response is enhanced and steering effort is weighted from center to offer a sportier character. Eco changes throttle response and A/C power usage to help improve fuel economy. Steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters help provide a sportier drive while in the D or S Mode, where the revised throttle helps improve shift response to help maximize engine power and vehicle performance.

Key exterior design elements include the square Double-eye PES (Projector Ellipsoid System) headlamps with HID (High-Intensity Discharge).  A wider, more assertive grille design provides a bolder front perspective. At the rear, high-performance LED combination tail lamps are adopted which are more integrated with the revised rear-body styling. The dual rear tailpipe outlets further the more cohesive design theme.
Key Dimensional Comparison

2013 Avalon
2012 Avalon
Overall Length
195.3 in. (4960 mm)
197.6 in. (5020 mm)
Overall Width
72.2 in. (1835 mm)
72.8 in. (1850 mm)
Overall Height
57.5 in. (1460 mm)
58.5 in. (1485 mm)
111 in. (2820 mm)
111 in. (2820 mm)
Front Tread
62.6 in. (1590 mm)
62.2 in. (1580 mm)
Rear Tread
62.2 in. (1580 mm)
61.6 in. (1565 mm)
Front Overhang
38.8 in. (985 mm)
39.4 in. (1000 mm)
Rear Overhang
45.5 in. (1155 mm)
47.2 in. (1200 mm)
Curb Weight
3,497 lbs. (estimated)
3,616 lbs. (Avalon model)


Source: Toyota

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