(TORONTO, ON – November 27, 2015) Balancing elegance and innovation, with a bold and athletic presence, the Toyota Avalon is the flagship that defines Toyota’s sedans. And for 2016, Toyota designers and engineers raise the bar with more refinement and style, enhanced features and technology, and improved performance.
“The Avalon has always been defined by effortless, refined elegance – and for 2016 we’ve made a long list of improvements to ensure it represents the best of Toyota design and engineering,” said Larry Hutchinson, Vice President of Toyota Canada Inc. “With Avalon, we’ve thought of everything – so Canadians can just sit back and enjoy the drive.”
The 2016 Avalon presents even more polished style: Avalon’s already aggressive front grille is emphasized with a wider, lower stance and narrower upper grille has been designed with an even more sculpted profile in mind. Head-turning details include newly designed aluminum alloy wheels, LED headlights and daytime running lights, new signal lamps and tail lights, and chrome bumper accents. From its power moon roof to dual exhaust, the Avalon is a sight to behold.
The sophistication continues inside, where Toyota designers have given Avalon new, premium wood grain dash ornamentation and an upgraded instrument panel. Technology abounds with full-colour, high resolution multi-information display screens that convey key information conveniently and dynamically. Meanwhile, dual zone automatic climate control and a range of new noise-reduction efforts enhance driver and passenger comfort, while the locations of key instrumentation and controls have been intuitively adjusted to maximize ergonomics and enjoyment.
The Avalon is built around a 3.5 Litre V6 with direct ignition and acoustic control induction systems. Generating up to 268 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque, this powerful yet efficient engine is mated to a six-speed Super Electronically Controlled Transmission with Sequential Shift Mode and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and may be operated in a choice of three driver-selectable modes (Normal, Sport and ECO), adjusting vehicle efficiency and responsiveness to suit their mood and driving style.
Front and rear suspensions are enhanced with a number of handling systems, including Vehicle Stability Control (with off switch) and Traction Control. Disc brakes are fitted with Antilock Braking System, Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution technologies to maximize their effectiveness. The Avalon also features efficient and responsive electric power steering, and rides on 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels.
As Toyota’s flagship sedan, the Avalon is an ambassador for quality, durability, reliability and safety. For 2016, Avalon’s already-extensive list of standard safety features – including the Star Safety System of active safety technologies – is enhanced with a new tire-specific pressure monitoring system. Other safety systems include 10 airbags, side impact beams, anti-theft system, and a backup camera.
The 2016 Avalon is available in two impressively equipped models:
The 2016 Avalon Touring (starting MSRP: $38,990) offers remarkable elegance for surprising value.
Music lovers will enjoy the nine-speaker Display Audio system featuring a 6.95-inch screen, Bluetooth connectivity, USB audio input, integrated XM Satellite Radio, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and more.
Integrated navigation system and garage door opener, as well as power-adjustable and heated driver’s seat memory linked to dual power adjustable and heated exterior mirrors makes starting that journey as easy as getting in and going.
Leather seats add elegance and a fold-down centre armrest with pass-through to the trunk allows the driver to transport longer items with ease.
The driver-focused cockpit is impressively equipped with instrumentation including an ECO indicator, dual trip odometer, outside temperature gauge and more. The three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel offers quick access to many frequently-used controls. Leather also wraps the shift knob, while simulated leather door trim and chrome inner door handles add a touch of elegance.
A sophisticated lighting system includes door courtesy lamps, map lamps, front and rear area lamps, a trunk lamp, illuminated dual vanity mirrors, and more. Power door locks include keyless entry and the Smart Key System with Push Button Start.
The 2016 Avalon Limited (starting MSRP: $43,770) maximizes elegance, sophistication and technology. For 2016, this model receives additional standard features and upgrades including a premium 11-speaker JBL Audio system, heated rear seats, a powered rear window sunshade, the Qi wireless charger for portable electronics, and a specially-tuned “comfort” suspension for a wonderfully smooth ride. The Avalon Limited is also fitted with Toyota Safety Sense – combining a pre-collision system, lane departure alert, dynamic radar cruise control and automatic high-beam. Other features specific to the Limited model include three-zone independent automatic climate control, premium leather seat surfaces, heated and ventilated front seats, aluminum scuff plates, a unique lighting package, rear seat climate controls with an LCD colour control panel, the Toyota Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert systems, 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels with a unique finish, automatic wipers, and more.
For complete and up-to-date details and specifications, visit www.toyota.ca/avalon. The 2016 Toyota Avalon is now on sale at Toyota Dealers across Canada.
To learn more about Toyota Safety Sense, visit www.toyota.ca/toyota-safety-sense/en
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles. Toyota has sold over 4.6 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 285 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than six million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.