The Toyota Avalon is a car that every man deserves. It’s the flagship sedan of Toyota that was created back in 1994. Since then, the model has undergone a lot of advancements to make it safer and better. Until today, the Toyota Avalon can still be seen speeding down on the highway and being driven by proud owners.
The Birth of the Avalon
The Toyota Avalon was launched in 1994, but was introduced to the market in 1995. The model was built with a 3.0 L 1MZ-FE V6 engine, which created 140 kW and 210 lb. ft. of torque. For a sedan, it could accommodate up to six passengers, which made it perfect for an average-sized American family. Though the Avalon models were manufactured in the United States, the vehicles were still exported to Japan. Since Japanese cars were right-hand drives, Toyota made Avalon models that were exclusive for the Toyopet Store locations. However, the first generation model ended its production in 1999.
Better Look and Interior
In 1999, the second generation Toyota Avalon was manufactured. This time, it definitely looked better than the previous model. The exterior was sleeker and it surely looked like a luxury sedan. The model was indeed better than the old one. It was built with optional features that included a navigation system and a JBL studio system. It also came with Vehicle Stability Control, which enhances the safety of the car by reducing any skidding it might possibly experience on the road. The Avalon also came with larger 16-inch wheels, dual climate control, as well as passenger’s and driver’s power seats. The last model from this generation was sold in 2004.
The Rebirth of the Avalon
The third generation Toyota Avalon was a model of many firsts. It was launched in 2005 and had undergone a complete makeover compared to the previous models that were sold. Larger, safer, and more convenient, the Avalon certainly wowed the potential buyers in America. It was the first Toyota that was built with a Dual VVT-i engine. The engine also came with a 5-speed sequential shift automatic. One of the changes in exterior was its single wiper blade—another first of the Avalon. For the interior, the car didn’t come with a drop front bench seat option for safety reasons. This design was common among the early American vehicles. The third generation model has stopped in production, but the latest Avalon models still continue to impress their car owners.