The all-new 2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid, making its first-round wheels official at the New York Auto Show last April 2012, pricing hasn’t been announced, but the 2012 model starts at $33,955 (including $760 destination). It will be marketed towards the end of the 2012. When it will make its entry at dealers, it will be offered in hybrid version or gasoline. Moreover, the mid-size sedan enjoys a major redesign both with respect to the design to the mechanics.
The Avalon in hybrid version
For the first time, Toyota offers a hybrid version on the Avalon. Buyers who are concerned about the environment, but who are looking for a spacious sedan to welcome all members of the family and their loading will be well served with the Avalon. They will be also invited in a luxurious, generously stocked and modern cabin where the rear passengers enjoy a generous headroom for the legs. Note that Avalon did not suffer major surgery since 2005. Changes as cycle were limited to the change of transmission 5-speed to a 6, the refresh of the cockpit and a few revisions aesthetic.
The new vintage is a little more compact than the current Avalon. It is also lighter, which should play on fuel economy. However, it has balanced its proportions and maximize space inside. Chest increased to 453 liters (16.0 cubic feet) capacity – an increase of 45.3 liters (1.6 cubic foot) from the model out.
The hybrid version inherits the Synergy Drive technology, as other hybrids of the range. The powertrain includes a cycle gasoline engine 2.5 L Atkinson with a pair of electric motors and generators that produced 200 horsepower. The EPA tests have shown an average consumption of 5.88L/100 km in the city and 6.03L/100 km on the highway.
Three driving modes
The driver can choose between three separate driving – EV (100% electric), Eco and Sport modes. Electric 100% mode, the vehicle operates only with the engine power, and this up to a speed of 40 km/h. In Eco mode, the gasoline engine is applied, but the accelerator response and air conditioning energy consumption have been modified to promote fuel efficiency while in the case of the fashion Sport, throttle response was programmed to improve the speed of the passages and to maximize the power of the engine and the performance of vehicle.
North American flavor
The Avalon Hybrid 2013 was designed by North Americans for some North Americans. The team of designer of the Calty Design Research in Southern California and Michigan, is responsible for the Interior and exterior design. The technical development of the car was provided primarily by a technical team Toyota Ann Arbor, the Michigan. Quant Assembly, the Avalon 2013 will be manufactured at the Toyota plant in Georgetown, Kentucky.
Toyota promises improved dynamic performance, a high degree of sophistication and a very spacious and comfortable cabin equipped with many remarkable convenience technologies.
268 Horses V6
The Avalon comes also with a 3.5L V6 engine that deploys a 268 horses and a couple of 248 lb – ft. This mill is paired with a 6 automatic transmission which was settled to provide a more serious response. The sedan goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds.