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#11 of 1735 So what do you want for a 2011 Avalon?
Jan 05, 2010 (4:58 am)
Ok folks, here is your chance to let folks know what you'd like to see for the 2011 Avalon:
- Models / Style
- Engine choice(s)
- Rounder, taller, shorter, fatter, longer …
- Options packages
- Are there any cars you'd like to see it look similar to?
- Interior options
- Exterior options
- Tire / Wheel options
- Price ranges
I for one, REALLY like something like this:
- http://www.egmcartech.com/2009/03/27/for-japan-only-2009-toyota-crown-majesta-un- veiled/
or this …
- http://www.modernracer.com/news/toyota-crown-majesta-rocks-japan-with-rear-cente- r-airbag/538/
Now they WILL need to come up with something like this, but not at the $39,000.00 or higher price.
A base line and up model will be needed. Let the consumer decide how much they want to spend. This is something they already do, so I don't see them changing.
I for one, would love to see a special logo / medallion for the Avalon.
In any case, let's get started folks …
#12 of 1735 Re: So what do you want for a 2011 Avalon? [ncee]
Jan 05, 2010 (11:52 am)
I don't need much more than my XLS already has, but there are a few things that I'd like, if the price didn't go too high:
1. The option of a heated steering wheel. These are fantastic in the winter because they eliminate the need to wear gloves. Nissan can do it, why not Toyota?
2. Xenon lights as standard equipment on all models.
3. An HVAC system that doesn't think it is smarter than I am.
4. An all-wheel drive option.
I'd also like the separate options to be available across model lines instead of putting them all in the Limited model. I suppose the days when you could pick and choose individual options are gone forever, but I miss them, because I don't like paying for option groups that contain stuff I don't want or, in Toyota's case, having to buy an entire "upgraded" model to get something I want.
As for standard equipment I could do without, they could do away with the reclining rear seats and that stupid lid over the audio system.
#13 of 1735 2011 Avalon new items
Jan 11, 2010 (11:31 am)
The XLS would be fine. Add rain sensing wipers and a hybrid The Lexus hs? new one is nice but too expensive for a reworked Corolla or Avensis
Jan 12, 2010 (7:25 am)
I'm sure the 2011 Avalon will be changed, but I have a 2007 Avalon XL with leather, heated seats and the metallized interior trim. It's personal preference I know, but I love this vehicle. I have no need for funky wood interior trim, navigation, all wheel or rear wheel drive, Xenon lights, or anything more than 16" Bridgestones on nice alloy wheels.
The HVAC controls could probably be simplified, and the tranny could use slightly different logic (the 6-speed may be better), but I challenge folks to find a more comfortable, roomy, vehicle that gets an honest 30 MPG on the road, and sells for just over $30K.
As a senior retiree who has owned everything from a 1940 Ford sedan delivery street rod, 1961 Chevy Impala hardtop (4 speed of course), 1965 Mustang fastback, thru station wagons, minivans, pickups, V6 Camry XLS, etc., the Avalon is probably the best vehicle for the price that I have ever owned.
#15 of 1735 Re: 2011 Avalon [popsavalon]
Jan 12, 2010 (7:42 am)
I have a 2007 Avalon XL with leather, heated seats
Were they dealer added? When I got my '06 the XL wasn't available from the factory that way.
#16 of 1735 Trunk Lid
Jan 12, 2010 (9:35 am)
I have a 2006 Avalon XLS with 62,000 kilometeres on it.
The trunk lid sometimes opens by itself when the weather is hot and humid, or when it rains. When the lid opens, I hear the beep just like when I use the Fob. Sometimes I can't get the lid to stay closed until I start the car. The dealer does not seem to know how to correct this.
Has anyone else had this problem?
#17 of 1735 Re: 2011 Avalon [tjc78]
Jan 12, 2010 (1:12 pm)
Brochures for 07 did not show them either, but my dealer said no problem, he could get an XL with heated leather. When my vehicle was delivered, the window sticker had Distributor Installed Option, code L2 Leather interior Upgrade with code HS Heated Seats.
The vehicle came from Gulf States Toyota to Mississippi dealer.
#18 of 1735 2011 Avalon launching at Chicago Auto Show?
Jan 18, 2010 (11:37 am)
USA Today reported prior to the Detroit Auto Show that Toyota is launching a new version of an existing Toyota at the Chicago Auto Show as part of Toyota's product strategy.
Toyota plans 10 vehicle launches over next year
Quote from article: "At the Chicago Auto Show, the company will introduce a refreshed version an existing product -- yes, Toyota is being that coy."
Why so secretive? We here know, and I know from one of the local Toyota dealers, that it's the fourth-generation Avalon that's being unveiled in Chicago. If Toyota's being so secretive about this new Avalon (not a spy shot in sight... we saw spy shots of the new Sienna 6 months in advance of the unveiling), chances are that it's a very big deal and they don't want the Detroit 3 and (especially) Hyundai to know. They have tougher competition than ever to face. But we'll know for sure on Feb. 10th or 11th (Chicago Auto Show press days).
Lastly, why Chicago? The Chicago Auto Show has special significance for the Avalon... the 1st-generation 1995 Avalon was unveiled there at the 1994 show, and IIRC, the Chicago Region for Toyota Motor Sales (IL/IN/WI/MN) is one of the strongest in sales for the Avalon. You rarely see incentives on Avalons there unlike other areas
#19 of 1735 Avalon Brochure
Jan 19, 2010 (9:07 am)
Recently received a 2009 Avalon brochure from Toyota. Was expecting a 2010. Did Toyota print any 2010 Avalon brochures? If not, this may indicate a big change very shortly.
#20 of 1735 AutoWeek hints at 2011 Avalon at Chicago Auto Show
Jan 20, 2010 (3:08 pm)
As if we didn't know enough already...
"Toyota, meanwhile, launched its redesigned Sienna minivan at the Los Angeles show late last year. But the schedule calls for a styling update for the Avalon sedan, which is a Chicago candidate."
Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20100119/CHICAGO/100119900#ixzz0dCGDk51P