2013 Toyota Avalon New Photos At NY Auto Show - Toyota Automobile has unveiled an all-new version of its flagship Avalon sedan at the 2012 New York auto show. Ditching the plain vanilla look of the last-generation Avalon, the 2013 version of the premium four-door features a much more aggressive front end, highlighted by a large lower grille. The Avalon also gains “square Double-eye” headlights for the 2013 model year.Although the new Toyota Avalon is just a bit narrower than its predecessor, flared fenders and 18-inch wheels (17s are standard) give the car a wide stance. The 2013 Avalon is also shorter than the current car, but a sloping roofline makes the car seem longer than it actually is.
The new 2013 Toyota Avalon returns with a near-luxury interior, albeit with a greater focus on interior space. Toyota says it lowered the Avalon’s front seats by 0.4 inches, allowing for improved headroom. Toyota even went as far as to redesign the car’s structural components of the sunroof and the headliner to increase cabin space.And, despite a reduction in overall length.Through the clever use of space, the 2013 Avalon now offers 16 cubic feet of trunk space, up 1.6 cubic feet from the previous model.
Though still more of a boulevard cruiser than sports sedan, Toyota says it has improved the Avalon’s road manners for the 2013 model year. The 2013 Toyota Avalon is stiffer than before, thanks to strategically placed welds, improved body bracing, and the use of high-strength steel. MacPherson struts make the most of the Avalon’s strengthened chassis, while advanced valving and rebound springs make sure that comfort is balanced with a sporting ride. Body roll is kept in check with stiffer front and rear sway bars.
For those wanting an extra dose of performance, the new “2013 Toyota Avalon” comes equipped with a new has ‘Sport’ setting. The Avalon’s Sport mode improves throttle response and alters the car’s electronic power steering to deliver a more weighted feel.If performance isn’t your thing, an ‘Eco’ setting is also included, which changes throttle response and A/C power usage to maximize economy.Toyota has yet to release pricing for the 2013 Avalon, but look for the revised sedan to arrive in showrooms by the end of the year.
Source: [leftlanenews] Live photos by Mark Elias.