Toyota Avalon at the NAIAS in 2018 in Detroit

Detroit, 15. January 2018

The largest Toyota sedan in this country, the Avensis, sold at a rather slow pace. A real racer is, however, the equal-sized Camry, which is offered in the United States – he is there on a regular basis Car Bestseller. About Toyota offers in North America, a Five-Meter car called the Avalon. The fifth-Generation Full-Size sedan is now in Detroit at the NAIAS (15. to 28. To see January 2018).

New platform, new luck

While the old variant is still based on Toyota K platform, the new on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). This extremely flexible platform is also the basis for the current Prius and the Camry. At the Avalon, it allowed for fancier proportions: 4.97 metres, the car became a little longer, the amount decreased slightly, the width grew. The increased wheelbase and benefited from the passenger compartment in the rear should be 17 inches more space. The cW-value is improved from 0.28 to 0.27. The new look LED headlights, distinctive LED daytime running lights, as well as chic include turn signals "Wiper". As with the Camry, the equipment XSE and Touring get a agressiveren Look. Parts in black piano lacquer, a Spoiler on the trunk lid, four Exhaust pipes and a rear diffuser.

Are two improved powertrains

As drives a 3.5-Liter as before, V6 and a hybrid system – both of which were improved. The V6 uses Toyota's D4-S System, the Direct - suction pipe-injection combined. The power was increased, but called the Toyota does not have a concrete number – so far, there were 271 HP. The V6 combined six-speed automatic is now replaced with an eight-speed transmission. The hybrid system is similar to the Toyota Camry: 2.5-Liter four-cylinder combined with an electric motor, a Nickel metal hydride battery and a CVT transmission. The batteries are under the rear seats instead of under the trunk. The hybrid system will be smaller, lighter, and more economical.

Noise control and sound reinforcement

Thanks to the TNGA platform, the Avalon also receives an improved rear suspension with multi-link suspension, optional adaptive suspension (AVS, Adaptive Variable Suspenion). The acoustic comfort is improved, optionally, an active noise interference (ANC, Active Noise Control). On the other hand, an "Engine Sound Generator" and an "Intake Sound Generator" for improved engine and intake noise. On the dashboard is standard a 9.0-inch touch screen installed, Apple CarPlay is also, Android users see in the tube. A special feature is the support of Amazon's control over Alexa's voice. So the car can be remote locking and unlocking, even the engine will start. Among the other technology elements, a Head-up Display and a long list of assistance systems. Market launch in the USA in the late spring of 2018.(sl)