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The first thing that strikes you about the all new Avalon is its striking proportionality and beauty. Designed at Toyotas Calty studio in Michigan its an inch lower than the outgoing Avalon with a 2.0-inch-longer wheelbase and shortened overhangs. The easily flowing roofline adds to the frame. Overall in silhouette, the Avalon is a knockout.

Stunning LED headlights speak to its sportiness and elegance. The wide, modern grilles built for air-slicing sleekness; tangential vents at its lower portion crafted for the effective direction of passing air across the front tyres and along the Avalons muscular sides and the door handles that coincide with its profiles bold character line.

The all-new Avalons width, in effect, is highlighted substantially by this distinct sectioning. LED tail lamps shaped in a three- dimensional, aero fin style differentiate the landscape from the current iteration. They integrate backup, stop, and turn lights into a single harmonious, fluid form. Befitting its maturity, the Avalons interior is more conservatively conceived and decorated than

the Camrys. The panel shapes are simpler, fewer design elements intersect with one another, and the materials used are subdued but classy.

New platform

The 2019 Avalon draws upon Toyotas New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, providing a comfortable and stable ride with superior handling characteristics. While retaining Toyotas traditional values of superlative build quality and safety, the unique platform injects a fun driving experience that plays on all the senses. In addition, the rear suspension allows for the enhancement of many performance attributes, such as a wider rear track, lower center of gravity, and an aggressive stance. Drivers can also adjust Avalons ride feel with the simple depression of a button Normal mode prioritises comfort, while Sport emphasises handling with tauter, highly responsive footing without diminishing Avalons celebrated ride suppleness.

The new Avalon draws upon Toyotas TNGA platform to offer a comfortable ride and superior handling characteristics without letting go of the brands build quality and safety. An OER review

Complementing the all-new Avalons daring looks is a thrilling drive personality imbued by a new 3.5-litre V6 engine, which produces a maximum output of 298 HP and 36.3 Kg-m of torque and is equipped with the latest Direct Injection 4-Stroke Gasoline Engine Superior Version (D-4S) and Variable Valve Timing- intelligent Wide (VVT-iW) systems to achieve top-notch power performance, environmental performance, and fuel efficiency. The VVT-iW system helps the car to ensure high torque in all engine speed ranges and enable the Atkinson cycle to be used. The engine is also mated to an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission that merges smooth, precise gear selection throughout the RPM range with alacrity for fuel efficiency and on-demand power. The revised logic control better matches with vehicle speed, engine speed, and torque engagement, and facilitates poised downshifts.

Delivering on its promise to introduce class-leading vehicles that meet and exceed customer expectations, the all-new 2019 Avalon is now in Oman. An exhilarating driving experience with stunning design and elegant luxury, the fifth generation of the brands flagship vehicle is set to redefine its class.

Underpinned by a Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform and powered and enhanced by a new fuel-efficient 3.5-litre V6 engine and a host of comfort and safety features that are complimented by Toyota Safety Sense, the 2019 Toyota Avalon embodies consumers overarching desire for high-caliber, design-centric, and technologically-savvy modes of attainable and premium transportation.

One of the key components in getting there was the new platform and suspension. These underpinnings allow us to provide an unequaled foundation to deliver the performance that matches the styling and the technology while offering a fine blend of luxury and sportiness in the premium mid-size sedan segment.

A host of progressive design elements cocoons Avalons long, low-slung TNGA musculature. Its expressive looks diligently reflect the mixture of all-encompassing, performance-focused personality, the invigorating driver experience, and a premium, spacious image.

No vehicle can afford to be left behind in the tech sweepstakes, and the Avalon centers most of its functions in a 9.0-inch touchscreen atop the center stack. Moreover The Avalon offers Apple CarPlay. Striking a smooth connection between a stylish design, exquisite luxury, and greater convenience and comfort, the Avalons cabin is accentuated with a range of advanced features, including an enhanced In- vehicle 9-inch Navigation System, a Head-Up Display (HUD), Wireless Charging System For Smartphones, Ambient Illumination, Automatic Air Conditioning System, 14-speaker JBL Sound System, Multi-Adjustable Power And Ventilated Front Seats, As well as 60:40 Split Folding Rear Seats.

Safe handling

As with any other Toyota model, safety remains a top priority for the 2019 Avalon. The all-new vehicles foolproof safety system is complemented with Toyota Safety Sense, an advanced safety technology package that includes Pre-Collision System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Change Assist (LCA), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) and Automatic High Beam (AHB). In addition, the car features a comprehensive array of safety features to protect its occupants, such as 10 SRS Airbags, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Brake Hold function, Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA), and Hill-start Assist (HSA), among many others.

Available in many distinctive exterior colours, the all-new Avalon allows customers to express their individuality. Two newly- developed colours, Slate Gray and Blackish Brown, further express a premium feel with a sporty atmosphere. On the other hand, the interior comes in a total of three colour schemes and with the choice of ornamentation depending on the grade. Furthermore, the 2019 Avalon has been rearmed with a newly- developed 17-inch alloy wheel. An 18-inch alloy wheel, finished in bright super chrome paint pursuing both a large impression and a high-class feeling, has also been made available. Overall the all new Avalon is quiet, unpretentious and has an easygoing personality. Combine this with the superb ride quality and feature rich offerings and you have an outright winner!

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Publication:Oman Economic Review (OER)
Date:Nov 17, 2018

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