2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Rumors, Redesign and Changes
To join with other popular sedans, Toyota will release the new 2018 Toyota Avalon with a complete redesign. As we know that the fourth generation was back in 2012 with sleeker styling to make it different from the previous model. However, the competition is very tight which means that Toyota should do something such as providing some improvements for this new design. When it is ready to come out, it will be anticipated by its rivals such as Ford Taurus, Hyundai Genesis as well as Chrysler 300. It is more than just receiving visual changes and new technology, but it also possible to have better hybrid engine.
Well, there is no official statement has been made related to its redesign but it does not mean that it cuts all the information we should know. Likely, Toyota will provide a new global platform which is possible to give slightly larger dimension as well as the wheelbase. It does not come out with dramatic changes because you know that the current sheet metal is still acceptable and fresh. We think that 2018 Toyota Avalon will naturally adopt the latest design philosophy from the company for its unique and inspiring look.
A more substantial improvement will be presented for the cabin of 2018 Toyota Avalon. There will be some more premium materials to offer and the controls will be more user-friendly than the previous model. It will come out as the fifth generation that is expected to be the class-leading option and it means that the technology should be excellent. The overhaul is expected to be announced next few years to tell us more about the details.
2018 Toyota Avalon Engine
Speaking about the new engine, we cannot get the clear information yet whether it will go with new engine options or the existing engine version but with some improvements. Right now, the standard 2018 Toyota Avalon sedan has the popular 3.5 liters and V6 engine with the capability to create about 268 hp and 248 pound-feet of torque. It works with the six-speed auto gearbox. For hybrid model, it is nice to combine the standard 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder unit and electric unit to provide 200 hp with the fuel consumption that can reach about 40 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway.
Based on unofficial auto websites, 2018 Toyota Avalon should be ready to hit the North American dealership at the end of 2017 or the early of 2018. For the base, the price can be about $32,000 and the high model will be $40,000.