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Research Four Things to Love About the 2019 Toyota Avalon

16:23  19 january  2018
16:23  19 january  2018 Source:   automobilemag.com

New Toyota Avalon Sedan Will Debut In January At NAIAS

  New Toyota Avalon Sedan Will Debut In January At NAIAS The recast full-size sedan will seek to stem the sharp sales decline of the current model.We’ve seen the new Toyota Avalon a few times this year wearing plenty of camouflage, but the mystery of this new flagship sedan won’t be a mystery much longer. Toyota has announced its revamped full-sizer will debut next month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, featuring an all-new design with new platform technology.

Despite declining sales as buyers continue to shift toward SUVs, Toyota put a lot of noticeable effort into the redesign of the full-size Avalon sedan. Much like the 2018 Camry, the 2019 Toyota Avalon brought a much-needed update to a very outdated model. This is a ground-up redesign, and brought with it a bundle of extra technology that makes the Avalon one of the most desirable in its segment. Here are four of our favorite new features.

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  All-New 2019 Toyota Avalon Debuts in Detroit Aggressive styling, updated premium interiorUnsurprisingly, the new Avalon rides on the rather good Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) modular platform. Utilizing the TNGA means the new car should have a more refined ride than ever, thanks to the platform's multilink rear suspension.

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Adaptive Suspension

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According to Toyota, the 2019 Avalon's optional adaptive suspension is a Toyota-first. We've enjoyed adaptive suspension on Lexus' for quite some time now, so this should be a well-executed system. The driver determines the stiffness through the various driving modes, ranging from Normal to "Sport+," which conceivably adjusts the throttle mapping, transmission shift points, and stiffness of the suspension.

Even if you don't spring for the adjustable suspension option, this is likely the sharpest driving Avalon to date, thanks to the TNGA underpinnings with multilink rear suspension.

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Apple CarPlay

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Finally, it looks like Toyota is embracing the future of infotainment. The Japanese automaker had stubbornly refused to offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto on any of its cars, instead relying on its moderately convoluted and clunky in-house interface.

The new Avalon is the first Toyota with Apple CarPlay, hopefully opening the floodgates for future availability across the model range.

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Cognac Interior

Just like the 2018 Camry's Cockpit Red leather package, the Avalon's new Cognac leather color shows Toyota is working hard to shake the cobwebs of complacency off. It's a sharp package, incorporating unique textures and patterns on the door panels and seatback.

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Active Exhaust and Sound Symposer

While fake induction and exhaust noise isn't exactly something we support, the inclusion of these systems on the new Avalon is interesting, to say the least. Of all the cars offered for 2019, the Avalon would be the least likely candidate for an aggressive exhaust note. Well, here we are, with a new Avalon that offers "a hearty 'flare' of sound [that] occurs right before idle upon start up." Sure, why not.

Have A Look Inside The 2019 Toyota Supra .
Gone are the old BMW Z4-sourced parts as this prototype has Toyota's own components.As we are inching closer to the much-awaited world premiere of the reborn Toyota Supra, spy shots are getting more and more revealing with each batch. The latest images showing a near-production prototype tackling the Nürburgring allow us to take a peek inside the cabin of the two-seater coupe with its own bits and pieces. Previous test vehicles caught by our spies had most of the interior components borrowed from the old BMW Z4.

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