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#47 of 716 Nice letter from Toyota on 2013 Avalon
Jun 08, 2012 (12:11 pm)
Dear Mr. Lalemand,
Thank you for contacting Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
We appreciate your continued interest in the redesigned 2013 Avalon.
At this time, Toyota has not announced full details for this updated model and there is no timetable for a full reveal of the next-generation Avalon's colors and options. However, we can advise that first deliveries of the new Avalon are tentatively scheduled to begin in late November. The actual release date may vary depending on your location and on Toyota's production schedule.
Regarding press reviews of the new Avalon, Toyota typically holds ride and drive events for the media in the months directly prior to a new model launch. It would be reasonable to begin expecting reports to come out in or around November. Again, we apologize that no specific dates have been made public at this time.
We are certainly glad to hear of your enthusiasm for the redesigned Avalon, and we at Toyota headquarters are very excited about this new model as well. We hope that it will surpass your expectations in every way when it arrives this Fall. If you have not done so already, we recommend subscribing to receive email notifications from Toyota when additional information becomes available using the form at http://www.toyota.com/upcoming-vehicles/avalon/receive-updates.html.
#48 of 716 Re: Nice letter from Toyota on 2013 Avalon [ncee]
Jun 08, 2012 (12:32 pm)
I loved my 03 and 06 Avalons and was highly looking forward to this new generation, however, with that awful front I'd have to strike it off my list. It completely ruins an otherwise really nice looking car.
#49 of 716 Nice letter - fine grill
Jun 08, 2012 (12:44 pm)
To each his own. For my the grill (which may be a bit different on the final version) is growing on me enough to purchase one. I figure, I can't see the grill while I'm driving, and if the others features and upgrades are half as good as they say they are / will be, I'm going for it!
#51 of 716 Re: So what do you want in the 2013 Avalon
Jun 17, 2012 (5:15 am)
Boy the more I look at the steering wheel, the more I like the 2012 version.
In my opinion the 2012 looks much more high end. This one, looks Mazda 626 or a bit sporty for a luxury car.
I'm sure that's the hard part about designing cars. trying to make it appeal to young and old alike.
But if it's suppose to be a luxury car, make it a luxury car and don't worry about the age of the buyer.
It IS a very nice cross between the ages, and should work fine, I'd just like to see it retain it's luxury feel and look.
- Keep the nice steering wheel
- KEEP the reclining rear seats
- Offer it in shades of tan / brown interior
Hard to know what else I'd like to see or see changed until it comes out and I drive it for a few months. Which is why the next model may be a bit different.
My guess is the LS 460 (or whatever the next model will be called), won't have a steering wheel like this.
#53 of 716 Well.....
Jun 26, 2012 (4:44 am)
Gentlemen, I believe the Avalon as we know and love it is gone. RIP
It just gets worse with every new picture, etc
What is Toyota thinking?
Oh and the article is wrong. The 3.5 268HP V6 is NOT direct injected. The 300HP version in the Lexus IS and GS is DI.
#54 of 716 Re: 2013 Hybrid Coming [fin]
Jun 26, 2012 (5:07 am)
You're right. Not sure if there is going to be enough difference to really spend the extra bucks for this over a Camry?
Some days I like it and some days I don't.
color will make a big difference for me, but not as big as:
- Over-all feel when driving
Boy I'm sure my local dealer isn't going to be happy if I get my deposit back and go and buy a used LS 460 L
#55 of 716 Re: 2013 Hybrid Coming [fin]
Jun 26, 2012 (8:50 am)
Yep. Looks like Toyota may be staying with the unpopular grill design. Additional 2013 Hybrid Avalon info posted here at Autoblog.com:
If you go there, click on press release.
Since the main difference between the Camry Hybrid (TCH) and the Avalon Hybrid (TAH) will be the slightly larger Avalon, it will be interesting to see what the pricing differential will be. If the price differential for the TAH vs non-hybrid Avalon is large (like the price disparity between the fully loaded non-hybrid Highlander LTD and the hybrid Highlander LTD, ~$7-9K), the choice will be easy--->TCH will get most of the sales, or the non-hybrid Avalon will be the big choice, in spite of the unattractive front-end design.
#56 of 716 Re: 2013 Hybrid Coming [ushy66]
Jun 26, 2012 (5:29 pm)
Thanks for telling us to click on press release! Unless I missed it, even the press releas doesn't say wat the hybrid's transmission is. A quick look at Edmunds sys the 2012 Camry hybrid has a CVT. I've never owned a CVT, and Im not sure I want to.
Also, Edmunds says the
2012 Camry XLE V/6 starts at $30,115
2012 Camry XLE Hybrid starts at $27,500
So, does that tell us the Avalon hybrid will cost less than the V/6? Several thousand less?! Then yes, I agree, hybrids will sell more.
I like the looks of the new Avalon, grille and all. But, if they're making it smaller and trying to be sportier with it, then it becomes more like every other car. For the money, I'd rather have a Lexus ES, etc.