Peterson Toyota in Boise, Idaho was anxiously awaiting the debut of the 2013 Toyota Avalon at the 2012 New York Auto Show last week. Toyota describes the new re-designed 2013 Avalon as more stylish, attractive and engaging. When the Avalon arrives to dealerships later this year customer can anticipate improved performance, refinement and a spacious interior. Toyota includes an abundance of technologies to the new 2013 model. The new design of the 2013 Avalon is the product of the Calty Design Research Inc. facilities in Southern California and Michigan. The car’s engineering development was principally led by a passionate and dedicated group based at Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Key exterior design elements include the square Double-eye PES (Projector Ellipsoid System) headlamps with HID (High-Intensity Discharge)and elegant DRL (Daytime Running Lights) feature available that provide excellent night time visibility while helping define a narrower, more taut and muscular exterior expression.
Ehancements to the Avalon for 2013
The obvious enhancement to the Avalon is the design. It also includes structural and chassis improvements to help enhance the ride quality, straight-line stability and handling. Toyota has made a number of structural changes like adding welds and bracing to the body, which stiffens the chassis and helps improve the suspension’s response and accuracy. Because of this, the Avalon’s handling has improved and it has better straight-line stability than previous years. The 2013 Avalon offers a modern, spacious, premium interior highlighted by abundant rear seat legroom, while featuring a plethora of available features. The Avalon’s premium interior is able to reduce wind, engine and road noise inside the cabin. The interior is even significantly quieter and more comfortable than the current Avalon and it creates an ideal environment to enjoy conversation, music or Toyota’s available multimedia system, Entune™.
The new Avalon’s interior uses only premium materials combined with a high degree of craftsmanship to offer an upscale experience. Rich, leather trims the steering wheel, shift knob, and seat upholstery helping add visual appeal. Hand-crafted, decorative stitching is adopted for the steering wheel, and soft-touch materials on the dash panel and door trim elevate the vehicle’s sense of tactile luxury. Smoked chrome-metallic accents are applied to the instrument panel, center console, door panel, and steering wheel surfaces to help add distinction and exceptional feel. The new Avalon’s center console includes a convenient console tray that is ideal for the storage of electronic hand held devices.
Like all Toyota models, the new Avalon will feature Toyota’s Star Safety System™ standard, which includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology brake-override system.
The new Avalon helps prioritize occupant safety with a best-in-class10 airbags system. A Pre-collision system is also available that is designed to “sense” an impending frontal collision and can help mitigate damage. A variable ratio brake pedal is adopted that varies the initial and final pedal effort ratios to help realize excellent brake pedal feel.
In addition to a rear view monitor, Avalon offers an available Blind Spot Monitoring system which is designed to help detect vehicles behind the outer mirrors and to help alert drivers in addition to a new Rear Cross Traffic Alert system (RCTA) that can alert drivers of cross traffic when they are backing up.
Peterson Toyota in Boise, Idaho
Peterson Toyota in Boise anticipates the arrival of the new 2013 Avalon at the end of this year. It has been said that prices will start at $33,995 (price does NOT includes tax, title and dealer doc fee of $299). If you would like updates regarding the Avalon please contact us at 208.378.9000.