2019 Toyota Avalon Teases Bolder Design Ahead Of Detroit Debut

The countdown to the North American International Auto Show continues as Toyota has released the first teaser image of the 2019 Avalon.

Set to be unveiled on January 15th, the redesigned model promises to embrace “style and dynamism.” The company didn’t have much to say about the car but the teaser image suggests it will have a more adventurous design than its predecessor which debuted at the 2012 New York Auto Show.

As you can see, the Avalon will have an all-new front fascia which appears to feature LED-infused headlights and a massive grille. The car also has vertical air intakes and a sculpted hood.

Little else is known about the model but the Avalon will likely ride on the TNGA platform that underpins the 2018 Camry. Engine options could also carryover from the Camry and include a 3.5-liter V6 that develops 301 hp (224 kW) and 267 lb-ft (361 Nm) of torque. A hybrid variant is also a strong possibility and it could use a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and an electric motor to produce a combined output of approximately 208 hp (155 kW).

Regardless of what’s under the hood, we can expect the Avalon to have an assortment of Toyota Safety Sense systems. These should include automatic high beam headlights, a lane departure warning system, and a pre-collision warning system with pedestrian detection.

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