Toyota Launches All-New 2019 Avalon in Detroit
As full-size sedan sales decline, the 2019 Toyota Avalon makes a fresh case for reversing that trend. A year after rolling out the all-new Camry, Toyota has finally taken the wraps off the all-new Avalon at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit—and boy, it’s a doozy.
The new Avalon is, perhaps in response to the constantly growing demand for SUVs and crossovers, even larger than before: its wheelbase has gained two inches and the car itself is 0.7 inches longer. It rides on the Toyota New Global Architecture platform, so it’s also wider and lower than the outgoing model.
Though most will find the exterior design to be an upgrade, the real changes are to be found inside. There are more premium touches, such as real wood trim and aluminum accents, as well as a beautifully-integrated vertical infotainment screen that truly enhances the sense of luxury.
“Material differentiation between grades is minimal; engineered wood trim is found on XLE, while Limited features real wood trim,” Toyota says in the press release. “Aluminum pieces adorn Touring’s and XSE’s cabins. A mix of Perforated Ultrasuede wraps all seating in Touring and XSE; Softex seats within XLE receive artistic vertical stitching. Limited goes beyond this creative approach by adding a quilt pattern, special perforation and two-color stitches—all unique to Toyota.”
The all-new 2019 Toyota Avalon will feature the Toyota Safety Sense P suite of driver assistive technologies as standard equipment, which includes lane departure alert with steering assist, a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, full-speed radar cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert. A panoramic rearview monitor with a rear cross traffic braking system is also optional.
It will go on sale this spring with pricing information soon to come.
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