This is the all-new 2013 Toyota Avalon! As the dealers said in this post, the change is dramatic and we have to say that we fell in love with the 2013 Avalon. The first visual impact with the 2013 Avalon shows square Double-eye PES (Projector Ellipsoid System) headlamps with HID (High-Intensity Discharge) and elegant DRL (Daytime Running Lights) but also a completely new front grille and redesigned front bumper.
The rear end features LED tail lamps integrated with the revised rear-body styling. The redesigned rear bumper also shows dual tailpipe outlets in order to complete the rear end. The new Avalon offers a premium interior highlighted by abundant rear seat legroom, while featuring a myriad of available features.
According to Toyota, the 2013 Avalon interior features premium materials and a high degree of craftsmanship to offer an upscale experience. The redesigned center console features smoked chrome-metallic accents but Toyota didn’t stop here, as these are also found on the instrument panel, door panel and steering wheel surfaces.
Available push-button controlled soft white ambient lighting illuminates key regions of the interior to help convey the sense of luxury. Moreover, the new 2013 Avalon will offer innovative technologies such as advanced capacitive touch switches with positioning, but also hree color display screens that support the multi-information display, the audio/navigation interface, and the climate control panel.
A JBKL Synthesis Premium Audio system will also be available, as well as a HDD Premium Navigation with 7” screen, dynamic radar cruise control, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, and a three-zone air conditioning system are also on the list of available features and equipment.
Toyota’s 2013 Avalon features a dramatically modified formula from earlier models, creating a new persuasive and potent sedan. This move is geared towards shifting the Avalon’s generational appeal while also symbolizing an exciting new design as well as a new and promising direction for Toyota’s future sedans.
According to Bill Fay, Group VP and General Manager - Toyota Division, the 2013 Avalon showcases the Japanese carmaker’s car-building prowess as well as infuses the brand with a new level of excitement, refinement, and dynamic capability. He explains that the new Avalon heavily relied on Calty Design Research’s design and on Toyota Technical Center-Ann Arbor's engineering expertise as it went through vast enhancements to become a world-class sedan.
Meanwhile, Randy Stephens, the chief engineer for Avalon, says that the point of the 2013 Avalon is to show that 'Toyota is Back!' The new Avalon model aims to become a leader in great handling performance, great styling, and highest-level technologies, he adds.
The all-new 2013 Toyota Avalon will combine passionate styling, innovation, and an elevated level of craftsmanship to help reposition Toyota's flagship sedan within the highly competitive premium mid-size segment.
In the objective of re-positioning the Avalon brand and in shifting the perception of consumers when it comes to the sedan, Calty had designed an exterior with a sportier expression in sheet metal.