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#1175 of 1735 Marv15, FOR NAN.the new Avalon coming out in fall totaly redesigned. [nan48
Aug 27, 2011 (6:10 am)
Nan48. The General Sales Manager told me about the redesign. I've been doing business with him for over 13 years, he's never lied to me. He was really bowled over by the new Avalon and just wanted me to know. It's kept highly secret he said until they unviel it. I've never seen him so enthused so now I can't wait to see it. I also thought it might be a couple of more years for a redesign since the minor face lift of the 2011.
I'm aware of all the articles out there that didn't give a hint of a totaly redesined Avalon, so this revealing to me out of the blue while visiting with the dealer caught me by surprise. But if you google Los Vegas show for Dealers regarding Toyota Avalon, you will see some sparse articles regarding this. Now it's a waiting game.
From one of the articles. "With regards to the much-awaited Avalon, Toyota announced that it will arrive in the fall of 2012. Last June, dealerships that attended the national meeting in Las Vegas became even more excited about the Avalon rather than the Camry. The Avalonís styling is inspired by the Audi A7, Jaguar XJ and the Lexus lines, says Autonews. The Avalon will retain the 3.5-liter V-6 engine but its handling will be enhanced." http://www.flxmedia.com/2013-toyota-avalon-shown-to-dealers-will-look-like-audi-- a7-and-jaguar-xj/
#1176 of 1735 2012 Opel Ampera
Aug 27, 2011 (7:11 am)
That ad lead me to the 2012 Opel Ampera
#1177 of 1735 Re: Marv15, FOR NAN.the new Avalon coming out in fall totaly redesigned. [nan48 [marv15]
Aug 27, 2011 (8:01 am)
"..handling will be enhanced.."
#1178 of 1735 Re: Marv15, FOR NAN.the new Avalon coming out in fall totaly redesigned. [wwest]
Aug 27, 2011 (8:25 am)
I thought about the concept of RWD. Personally I think it would be great. However with Lexus having RWD then I ruled it out. Now I have NOT checked for sure if all Lexus' have RWD but I only assume they do. GS350 for example, I ASSUME has RWD.
Like I said it sure would be nice. I believe the off set would be MPG. Handling would improve, this is for sure. We have a lot of weight on our FWD Avalon's.
Here's a good site for the 2013 GS350, actually the car has AWD. Amazing. Toyota, always a step a head of the others.
#1179 of 1735 Some 2012 information
Aug 28, 2011 (5:50 pm)
The 2011 is almost history so here is a site that claims to show the 2012..... maybe...
Looks like the same car to me....
#1180 of 1735 Re: Some 2012 information [fin]
Aug 28, 2011 (6:58 pm)
Not real sure what's going on but I bought my 2011 the end of May 2010 and they had no 2010s on the lot and said they weren't any available.
Here it is almost September and this same dealer has a lot of 2011s available and no 2012s.
Makes a person wonder?
#1182 of 1735 Re: Some 2012 information [fin]
Aug 29, 2011 (7:39 am)
I agree, most sites I've looked at seem to show almost the same car. Everyone knows they (the dealers) have to make the 2012's look more exciting and perhaps better.
Now the Lexus seem to change. I haven't checked the specs but I like the option of AWD. That's really a nice feature. The offset is the 19-26 MPG.
For me the MPG means a lot. The weather here in Southern Ga. - SC line is very mild.
If anyone spots a 2012 Avalon on a lot please let us know. Thanks!
#1183 of 1735 From that Article
Aug 29, 2011 (7:42 am)
I read what you put up skip. Here is a quote:
The next-generation Toyota Avalon isnít due to hit showrooms until fall of 2012, but when it does it will likely be worth the wait.
#1184 of 1735 Re: From that Article [nan48]
Aug 29, 2011 (4:40 pm)
The car might be a 2013 model. You can designate a car as a 2013 model as long as you don't sell it before March 1, 2012. I'm thinking about a 2012 Avalon, but now I'm curious enough to wait.
Has anyone with a 2011 Avalon tried plugging in a Flash Drive into the USB port to see if you can stream your music through the car's sound system? If it works, it's alot cheaper than an Ipod as a 4 gb Flash drive sells for about $10 at Best Buy. No charging required, unlike an Ipod. Can you shuffle the music files with it?