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The Avalon was the largest front-wheel-drive sedan produced by the Japanese car manufacturer Toyota.
Sold as a flagship model in the USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, China and the Middle East, the Avalon was part of the production line in Georgetown, Kentucky.
The first generation started sales in 1994 and debuted at the Chicago International Auto Show. The Avalon was built on the same platform as the Camry albeit a stretched XVV10 version. It originally had a 3-litre V6 engine producing 192 hp and was very similar in size to its competitors, the Nissan Maxima, Mitsubishi Diamante and the Mazda Millenia. The Avalon was sold in Japan but exported from the USA.
The second generation came out in 1999, was larger overall than its previous counterpart and came in two trim levels, the XL and the XLS. Both versions had 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, front torso airbags and 15-inch alloy wheels as standard with the option to add vehicle stability control and satellite navigation. It was rated ‘good overall’ by the Institute for Highway Safety for its frontal crash test.
The third generation was revealed at the North American International Auto Show and Toyota worked to reduce the production time from 29.5 months to 18. The number of trim levels doubles, meaning that the available variations were now XL, Touring, ALS and Limited. Additional extras were 6 disc CD changer, air vented seats, smart key system, push start button, 12-speaker JBL sound system and glass breakage sensor.
The New York International Auto Show was the chosen venue to unveil the new 4th generation. This was the first time Toyota offered a hybrid option for the Avalon, something they continued into the fifth generation. Again, there were 4 trim levels, XLE, XES, Touring and Limited. The latest models were built on the GA-K platform and offered 4 engine choices, 2.0 litre 175 hp, 2.5-litre 207 hp, 3.5-litre V6 301 hp and a hybrid 2.5-litre 176 hp with an electric motor. Toyota decided in August 2021 to remove the Avalon from the American market, focusing more on the SUV and electrification market.