2016 Toyota Avalon Redesign, Specs and Release Date

The 2016 Toyota Avalon is rumored to be revealed later this year as 2016 model year. The fourth-generation Avalon is expected to carry over the previous design language with slight changes to make it look sleeker and appealing. According to some sources, the changes made are meant to attract more buyers especially younger people.

Silver 2016 Toyota Avalon in Motion

Fourth generation of Avalon really upped the scale for Toyota’s flagship sedan as sales were more than doubled. Of course, hybrid models had a lot to do with it, but even without them, Avalon was finally established as a mainstream vehicle. The 2016 Toyota Avalon model will be slightly refreshed since the currently available version was delivered as 2013th model but have in mind that the changes will mostly be of cosmetic nature. Base XLE, XLE Premium, XLE Touring and Limited trims will remain the conventional model’s trim levels, while hybrids will be offered in latter three versions.

Exterior

Outside 2016 Toyota Avalon will acquire subtle touches, and a gradually tapering roof line. Its rear windows will be a bit smaller. On its upfront, there will be an attractive Camry inspired grille which will contrast with the huge trapezoidal lower intake which is a representation of this car’s most highlighted element. This version will be 2.7 inches shorter that the current Avalon. There will be a number of additions like the new sound quelling materials, the redesigned exterior mirrors with an ability to reduce road noise and the acoustic glass. In terms of its suspension which consists of struts up front and dual link setup at the rear, it is being redesigned to provide an enhanced ride and handling balance. The expected redesigning will make the 2016 Toyota Avalon to lean less in the corners, thus feeling suitably responsive without tampering with its ride quality.

2016 Toyota Avalon Side View with Dark Background

Interior

Interior design will mostly be carried over. New color tones will be only significant changes as Toyota’s full-size sedan will still offer full leather lineup with premium perforated leather upholstery in its top grade. Unconventional dashboard layout with wood grain accents in strategic spots will also be carried over, and so will 6.1-inch or high-resolution 7-inch touch screen with iPod connectivity, navigation and Bing’s, iHeartRadio on highest trim. Limited model will also get white ice interior ambient lighting, heated rear seats and premium leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel with paddle shifters which are also standard on XLE Touring.

2016 Toyota Avalon Interior Design

Powertrain

There is the base 3.5 liter V6 that was also previously found in the 2015 model. This petrol engine is good for up to 280 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque giving the car quite good performance especially when you take into account that most of its competitors use less powerful engines. One of the problems in this segment is the fact that it would be quite nice to see smaller 2.4 liter unit also. The other option available is a 2.5 liter Atkinson cycle petrol engine that is mated to an electric motor. These two can offer up to 200 horsepower and 220 lb-ft of torque, which is quite good. The fuel consumption though is what makes it very good, at 40 MPG on average, beating most of its competitors.

Transmission wise, the Avalon comes with a 6 speed automatic gearbox and front wheel drive for the V6 and a CVT gearbox and front wheel drive for the hybrid drivetrain. Standard version with gasoline engine can return 21/31 mpg in city/highway drive conditions so it is clear that hybrid has a significant advantage here but also is more expensive and less powerful.

2016 Toyota Avalon Rear View with Dark Background

2016 Toyota Avalon Release Date and Price

According to some sources, the 2016 Toyota Avalon will be revealed in late 2015 or in early 2016, sales should begin soon after. As for pricing, standard will be $32,000 while higher trim level and hybrid version would likely to require as much as $40,000. More information should be available as the development progresses, so stay tuned!

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