The new Japanese sedan Toyota Avalon 5th generation debuted in America at the auto show in Detroit . In our review, the stylish novelty of Toyota Avalon 2019-2020 – photos and videos, the price and specifications, the technical characteristics of the more solid sibling brother Toyota Camry of a new generation . At the heart of the fifth version of the Avalon sedan is the mid-size front-wheel drive version of the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture platform), just like the Camry, but with a wheelbase increased by 56 mm to 2870 mm. Sales of the 5th generation Toyota Avalon sedan available to order with the petrol 3.5-liter V6 paired with the 8 automatic transmission and the hybrid power unit THS II with the composition of the atmospheric gasoline 2.5-liter engine, electric motor and a new electromechanical variator will start in the US market in May 2020. The price of the new generation Toyota Avalon 2020 model year is not yet announced by the manufacturer, but, according to preliminary information, will be from 34,000 dollars.
Despite the fact that the new Toyota Avalon sedan is not planned to be sold in Russia, the novelty is of genuine interest, for the sole reason that we are in front of us almost ready to prepare for a new generation of Lexus ES, which, of course, will appear on the Russian market. By the way, both Toyota Avalon and Lexus ES of the last generation, and models of a new generation plan to produce at one plant Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (Georgetown, Kentucky, USA).
Sedan Avalon from Toyota Motor Corporation is purely an American car and is designed primarily for the automotive market of North America. Therefore, the creation of the model is being done, understandably, in America. Designers Californian studio Calty taking into account all the preferences and requirements of American buyers endowed the car with an original exterior design of the body and a chic interior, as befits the Toyota flagship sedan in the US market. Interestingly, Avalon 5 generation is offered in four versions – Touring and XSE (sports), and Limited and XLE (luxury).
In this sport versions of the machine flaunts a huge falshradiatornoy grille and giant air intakes (tightened fine-grained grid painted black), and luxury versions of the sedan are completed with parts of the same size, but with horizontal bars across the entire width of the bumper, and augmented chrome decor in the outer contour. In the modern lineup of the Japanese manufacturer from the new Toyota Avalon sedan (it does not matter, sporty or luxurious version) the most predatory and aggressive design of the front end … the road aggressor, no less.
However, the rest of the bodywork looks no less interesting and original than the front of the sedan. Attention is drawn to the narrowed-down LED headlights with stylish sections of daytime running lights, the aerodynamic skirt on the front bumper, stylish carvings on the sides of the body, the circular cutouts of wheel arches, the dome-shaped roof smoothly draining onto the compact stern with a mini boot lid, the chic LED chandelier lanterns with a unifying bar on which the name of the sedan – Avalon, a powerful rear bumper with a pair of twin nozzles of exhaust pipes flaunts.
Compared to the predecessor Avalon 4 generation, the new 5 generation model looks simply amazing. But whether this novelty will be able to compete more successfully with classmates is not yet clear. By the way, the previous generation of Toyota’s flagship in the US market was sold rather sluggishly, in 2016, buyers found just over 43,000 sedans, and in 2019 the result is even more modest – 32583 copies. The main competitors in 2019 showed the following results: Dodge Charger – 88351 car, Chevrolet Impala – 75877 pieces and Nissan Maxima 67627, so that the new Toyota Avalon sedan has something to strive for.
Traditionally, with the change of generations, the new model has become slightly larger in comparison with the outgoing one, adding in length 18 mm, becoming wider by 20 mm and having received 50 mm more distance between the axes, but the height of the body was reduced by 25 mm.
- The exterior dimensions of the body of the Toyota Avalon 2019-2020 are 4978 mm in length, 1855 mm in width, 1435 mm in height, with 2870 mm of wheelbase, 135 mm of ground clearance.
- For the sedan are offered 17-19 inch alloy wheels with tires 215 / 55R17, 225 / 45R18 and 235/40 R19.
- The coefficient of the front air resistance of the body is 0.27 Cx.
The chic five-seater salon of the new Japanese sedan Toyota Avalon will allow the driver and his four companions with enviable comfort. Places are sufficient in all directions, both in the first and second row. By default, a salon with leather trim of the front panel and seats, a choice of leather black, beige, gray or cognac color. For sports versions of Touring and XSE, a combined finish of the seats (leather and suede) is offered. Note that the black interior looks gloomy. In all other respects, the interior is just a candy, and especially we want to highlight a hard-pitted central console with a large screen of a multimedia system and a sensor control unit for climate control, and auxiliary functions of the car.
As a standard equipment, the Japanese sedan will please potential owners with a multifunction steering wheel, a dashboard with a large 7-inch color multifunction screen of the trip computer, a multimedia system with a 9-inch screen (navigation, support for Apple CarPlay, an Internet access point, Alexa’s voice assistant, camera rear view), three-zone climate control, driver’s and front passenger’s seats with electric adjustment, heated and ventilated, rear heated seats and a vent tion, 10 airbags, a complex of Toyota Safety Sense P security systems as part of the automatic braking function with pedestrian detection, blind monitoring zones and keep the vehicle within the lane, and radar cruise control. There is also Traction Control and Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist and Anti-lock Braking System.
As additional options, a projection screen with a screen diagonal of 10 inches, a JBL audio system with 14 sound points, decorative inserts in the cabin of aluminum or precious wood, a panoramic panoramic view system, dynamic LED turn signals, a platform for wireless charging of smartphones are offered.
Specifications of Toyota Avalon 2019-2020 year.
At the heart of the Toyota Avalon sedan is the 5th generation TNGA modular front-drive platform with a completely independent suspension scheme (front of the McPherson strut, behind the multi-link), like the new generation Toyota Camry, shared with the new Avalon and engines. This petrol V6 3.5 paired with 8 automatic transmission and hybrid power plant THS II for the Toyota Avalon Hybrid version. The manufacturer does not yet disclose the technical data of the petrol and hybrid versions of the new Avalon sedan. Perhaps the power of the gasoline engine and hybrid engine will be slightly more than the coupler Camry sedan.
It only remains to add that as an option for the novelty of the proposed adaptive suspension (Adaptive Variable Suspension), able to change the degree of damping of shock absorbers in just 20 milliseconds (it is standardly installed on the version of Touring).