Toyota’s biggest sedan is about to receive a complete redesign very soon. According to information we have, the all-new model will be introduced sometime in 2018 as the 2019 Toyota Avalon. Judging by the spy shots we have, the next generation large sedan will look essentially different from its predecessor. As far as we can see, the 2019 Avalon will steal pretty much everything from the smaller Camry.
The Camry-like sharp nose is so evident beneath the camouflage. Moreover, the large sedan sports the identical grille treatment and pretty almost the same headlights. Plus, there is a similar bumper with big mesh air intakes. Plus, there are quad exhaust tips around back, which are also borrowed from Toyota’s mid-size sedan. Aside it sports a different shape, the rear hatch features a pair of completely new taillights. As far as we can see, the prototype gets new side mirrors, which appear to be bigger and sit lower than now. On the other hand, both pillars and rooflines look unchanged.
The 2019 Toyota Avalon will ride on a new platform. It’s carmakers TNGA modular architecture that already underpins the C-HR, Camry, and Prius. Aside it is highly flexible the chassis is also lightweight, which will definitely improve Avalon’s fuel economy numbers. In addition, low center of gravity will enable better handling and driving dynamics of the large sedan, which is one of the essential parameters for car’s comfort. We can’t tell for sure what’s going to be under the hood of the 2019 Avalon, but it’s highly possible to see both inline-4 and V6 options. Plus, the TNGA platform includes hybrid technology, so they might try with it as well. Anyway, the topping V6 model will definitely use a 3.5-liter V6 that currently powers Camry’s XLE and XSE trims. If the carmaker decides not to touch anything, the car will get 301 hp at 6,600 rpm and 267 lb-ft at 4,700 rpm.
Even though it seems otherwise, the 2019 Avalon won’t be just a bigger Camry. No, the large sedan will definitely offer more standard equipment and upscale treatment inside, which will make it more preferably from the rivals such as the Buick LaCrosse or Kia Cadenza.