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Toyota Avalon, Sedan
Mar 28, 2004 (6:27 am)
Your salesman confirms that the 05/06 Avalon will be released in early 2005, similar to when Toyota released the 2003 Corolla in early 2002. From my understanding, the Toyota Crown is the japanese version of the Lexus LS 430. I did note some similarities with the tail lights on the Toyota Crown Concept and what I am able to see from the MT spied Avalon tail lights. I also believe the Toyota Crown Concept is not the redesigned Avalon. We will have to wait for the coming months to get more concrete information.
#165 of 14965 Thanks for the link solara00
Mar 28, 2004 (7:49 am)
I had never seen those pictures before.. if indeed that is where the avalon is headed then I'm getting excited!
#166 of 14965 Wait for 05?
Mar 28, 2004 (8:20 am)
Hello Folks -
My wife wants a new car and test drove the 04 Avalon yesterday. Any advice on whether we should wait for the 05 to come out? I liked the 04 - especially the room. Nonetheless, I would prefer to have a "newer" model, everything else equal. I'm also concerned about buying a car in the first model year. I did, however, buy the first Sequoia our dealership had (but that was basically a Tundra underneath).
Mar 28, 2004 (10:47 am)
So...does anyone have any "secret" embargoed pics??? just wondering...
Mar 28, 2004 (6:18 pm)
While anything is possible in the first year of a new model, there will be a lot of Camry and Lexus 330 in the new Avalon.
And I'm sure there will be something in the '05 you wish you had.
#169 of 14965 Hopes too high?
Mar 29, 2004 (8:00 am)
I was pretty upbeat thinking that the link my Toyota salesman gave me might show something close to what the 05 Avalon would be like and look like. He said this was the picture and link given to the dealerships at their September 03 meeting in reference to the coming Avalon.
But the more I look into this (and possibly wait until 05 for the new Avalon), the more I think this is bad info.
From what I read the Crown Concept is more what the next generation of Lexus will be, not the Avalon. I also read that the Crown sold in Japan is really their top-of-the-line luxury auto, aka Lexus, not a high-end Toyota.
So all that that link referred to may have more to do with the 06 GS Lexus than the 05 Avalon. While I think the 05 Avalon may be worth the wait, I'm not sure it will be a radical change from what the current model is. I hope I'm wrong.
Can anyone confirm that the Toyota Crown is more Lexus than Avalon?
Mar 29, 2004 (10:56 am)
"From my understanding, the Toyota Crown is the japanese version of the Lexus LS 430."
This is not true. The Japanese version of the LS has always been the Celsior. Starting in a few years this will change as all Lexus models will be Lexuses in Japan and elsewhere as they get redesigned.
Also, the Crown has nothing to do with Lexus. All future Lexus models will use the new Lexus-specific exterior styling (which the Crown does not have) and will be badged as Lexus worldwide, even in Japan (again, the Crown does not have). So far, the only vehicles shown to the public that have this styling are the LF-S concept sedan, LF-X crossover concept and next-generation GS production car. The coupe concept to be shown at the NY Auto Show will be the next in line.
#171 of 14965 Well, is my salesman incorrect
Mar 29, 2004 (1:41 pm)
I want to believe the reason Toyota currently displays the Crown Concept on their website is because it is in fact the replacement for the Avalon!
Your message has given me hope...