Marcus De Guzman / Toyota | December 11, 2017 09:57
Toyota gives a glimpse of sportier-looking Avalon ahead of 2018 NAIAS
The 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) saw Toyota debut the eighth-generation Camry (codenamed XV70). Unlike its predecessor, the all-new model features a sportier design, along with new technologies and powertrain options.
For 2018, Toyota will once again be at NAIAS only this time they will be unveiling the fifth-generation Avalon. Based on the teaser photo provided, the next-generation full-size sedan will have a redesigned front fascia, along with what appears to be sharper-looking headlights with L-shaped daytime running lights (DRLs). Also present is what looks to be a larger front grill with new air intakes.
Other details about the 2019 Avalon remain scarce but it's highly likely that the all-new model will also be underpinned by the Toyota New Global Architecture-K (TNGA-K). It's the same platform that is seeing use in the all-new Camry and is the successor to the aging K platform.
Like the Camry, expect the new-generation Avalon to be powered by an inline-four (likely a hybrid) or a high-output V6 that is capable of producing 300 PS or more. Transmission options may include a continuously variable transmission for the hybrid and an eight-speed automatic transmission for the standard models.
The 2018 North American International Auto Show will take place at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan and will run from January 13 – January 28.