(TORONTO) – Canadian drivers seeking a prestige automobile that delivers stylish performance, built with a careful attention to detail and loaded with an enviable array of features and capabilities, have found their perfect driving partner in the 2009 Avalon from Toyota.

“The 2009 Avalon combines an exceptional interior with precision performance to create a vehicle that is Toyota’s flagship sedan – a harmonious union of engineering and emotion,” said Warren Orton, Director at Toyota Canada Inc.

For 2009, the Toyota Avalon is available in a single, generously-equipped “XLS” model. Canadian drivers looking for a remarkable motoring experience and Toyota’s legendary quality will enjoy the most powerful V6 engine to be found in any North American Toyota, coupled to a six-speed transmission that delivers precise, seamless shifts. Inside, driver and passengers will appreciate Avalon’s attention to their comfort, convenience and safety, with features such as: Automatic dual-zone climate control with an air filter and rear seat heater ducts; high visibility Optitron gauges and a multi-information display; steering wheel-mounted controls for the audio and HVAC systems; cruise control; power remote mirrors; keyless entry; a power moon roof with sunshade; an XM satellite radio-ready audio system; active front headrests with whiplash protection; and much, much more.

The 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS is on sale now, and delivers even greater value to Canadians with a new, lower manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting at $38,880.