New Toyota Avalon And Camry TRD Teased For Los Angeles

The SEMA Show is winding down and Toyota is already turning its attention to the Los Angeles Auto Show which kicks off later this month.

In a short tweet, the company confirmed its TRD family is growing and suggested the next models wouldn’t be trucks. The tweet also included a teaser image which appears to TRD versions of the Avalon and Camry.

The image isn’t very revealing, but it shows the cars will be equipped with a new front splitter that features red accents. We can also see lightweight alloy wheels and an upgraded braking system with red calipers.

Toyota is staying tight-lipped about details, but the company confirmed the cars will be unveiled on November 28th at 2:05 PM EST. A previous press release from the Los Angeles Auto Show suggests the Avalon and Camry TRD will be special editions that will be joined by three other new vehicles.

Little is known about the latter, but at least one of them will be a hybrid. The unveiling of the Avalon and Camry TRD comes about four months after Toyota introduced the 86 TRD. That particular model was equipped with an aggressive body kit, tri-color stripes and a TRD exhaust system with stainless steel tips. The special edition also had Brembo brakes, SACHS dampers and exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 summer tires.

The changes to the Avalon and Camry probably won’t be as drastic and we can expect engine options to carryover. As a result, the Avalon TRD should have a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 268 hp (200 kW / 271 PS) and 248 lb-ft (335 Nm) of torque. The Camry, on the other hand, could have a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with up to 206 hp (153 kW / 208 PS) or a 3.5-liter V6 developing 301 hp (224 kW / 305 PS).

  • charlotteharry57

    OK, the TRD Camry should gets folks laughing, but the TRD Avalon will have them absolutely rolling on the floor!

    • SpongeBob99Swell

      Haters gonna hate.. cry yourself a river. lol

      • Dude

        Don’t be so defensive. A TRD Avalon is objectively hilarious.

        • SpongeBob99Swell

          Unless if it actually consists of a whole host of engineering and structures etc to be a worthy idea, rather than just useless cosmetics.

          My points exactly.

          • Infinite1

            But Toyota won’t EVER do any engine or transmission upgrades which are where they’re lacking. They ONLY every do useless cosmetics and the 9 speed transmission in the Camry is trash.

            We all get it, you’re a Toyota fan and probably own one or two currently with plans to buy one of the above. I like Toyota myself and can’t wait for the Supra to come out but I’ll get excited when they finally deliver the car and it has actual performance or potential.

          • SpongeBob99Swell

            1) Well, excuse me, it’s not that I can tell what they are up to. Coming from someone who is already skeptical simultaneously about this idea, I just hope they’ll do more. At least give it more potential with the whole “TRD” idea rather than wasting it with solely useless cosmetics that are just there to make the cars look cooler.

            2) The Camry uses an 8-speed transmission, and it was great. Sure some of the downshifts were a bit sleepy, but it was mostly responsive, smooth, and pretty crisp. Though somehow the Avalon had a better feel with the transmission when I tested it out the flesh.

            3) I wouldn’t call the Avalon a “rental car” or a “grocery getter” considering that it feels like a Lexus at a bargain (yet figuratively affordable) price, let alone that no Avalon in my local area exist as rentals. As for the Camry, the cheapy L trim would get that label if I were you to say.

            4) No, just because I own a Toyota GT86 with high-quality track modifications that are done by myself, doesn’t automatically make me a fanboy or give me the right to be narcissistic. As a die-hard enthusiast of cars in general, my statement is – to hope that Toyota actually adds potential to their “TRD” Avalon and Camry, with boosted performance with enhanced structural engineering and stuff too (especially since Toyota and Lexus are trying their hardest to be cooler in latest memory). If all they did was cosmetically modify it to either make it look cooler for the sake of looking extreme, or riced out from the factory for that matter, I would be disappointed, which in the end proves that the two cars are cars with wasted potential.


  • SpongeBob99Swell

    This seems…. interesting…. <3

    Hoping for both to be legit TRD versions though (especially the Avalon TRD to potentially rival the Charger Hellcat)

    • Jason Miller

      Avalon rival for the Hellcat? Pigs have a better chance of flying.

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      “(especially the Avalon TRD to potentially rival the Charger Hellcat)”


      I hate FCA, but a six cylinder FWD boat isn’t touching a 707HP RWD sedan.

      Toyota would never compete with that, and the Avalon is a joke.

      • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

        id rather drive a dodge then a boring toyota

    • Infinite1

      Rival to the Charger Hellcat? What are you smoking? Not even the Lexus GS F is a rival to the Hellcat, I doubt an Avalon will be.

      Now, I do look forward to the TRD variants but sadly, it’s more than likely just cosmetics if they’re continuing with their “performance” signature like they did with the 86 TRD

      • SpongeBob99Swell

        Then again, it’s not like I know what’s actually going to happen. As I myself am skeptical at the same time.

        Maybe if you people don’t jump into false conclusions based on what I am trying to say, you’ll get it. 50% of my chances bet that the upcoming Avalon and Camry TRDs might be receiving a whole host of extra mechanical and structural engineering to meet expectations (considering Toyota is trying to banish their boring stigma), while the other half of my chances bet that they’ll end up being the same as their (already great) regular counterparts, but with added cosmetics that wasted the overall potential, making them rather useless other than just for the sake of making them look cooler.

        We’ll see what happens.

  • Mr. EP9

    Given how the GT86 turned out, I think we can all expect these to be nothing more than trim pieces and that’s about it.

    • Jason Miller


    • SpongeBob99Swell

      Even though more power will ruin the GT86, until an all-new lighter and more rigid platform shows up, which will be the right moment of giving it significantly more.

      • Infinite1

        The lack of power ruined the GT86. 200 HP was great, back in 1999

        • SpongeBob99Swell

          No, it doesn’t The GT86 was never made to be fast off a straight line. The car was meant to inspire the AE86, a car you guys worshiped the hell out of even though it’s not built for 0-60 and quarter mile times. Also, horsepower isn’t what makes a car fast off-the-line, that’s the torque. This is what annoys me with everyone thinking horsepower is the sole thing that makes a car either fast or enjoyable to drive. Horsepower has to do with the top speed of a vehicle. Wanna know what’s the antidote for 0-60 and quarter mile times? The torque speaks for itself.

          Like that car, the GT86 is built to be lightweight with responsive power and phenomenal balance. Sure there are millions of sports cars that are faster off-the line, but they are a helluva lot less fun to drive on public legal roads, more expensive, and much heavier. The beauty with sports cars like the GT86 is that you can use all of that responsive power, all 205hp, all day long, even on legal roads, where it actually makes you feel that you are going faster and faster. For an affordable sports car under $30K, name a sports car that offers such a visceral and drift happy feel. In other words, like the AE86 that it inspires, it’s just built to have fun.

          So in the end, power isn’t the sole ingredient for a car to be a true jewel of driving, as besides that, there is a whole host of mechanical and structural engineering for that matter. A *true car enthusiasts* will agree when they *don’t* think crazy power when they think fun driving experience. Coming from a true car enthusiast who owns one with high-quality track modifications done by myself, I think my point stands by.

    • ksegg

      That and…..why would anyone want this kind of stuff for dishwashers?

  • Jason Miller

    All show no go. Where are the superchargers Toyota?

  • Harry_Wild

    Anything will be better then the current Lexus inspired front ends! Let’s hope for some beauty? Maybe not beauty but at least neutral looking so I can at least go into the showroom and possibly buy a Camry!

  • Honda NSX-R

    Why not debut them at SEMA?

    • SpongeBob99Swell

      ..that’s actually what I thought in mind.

  • no25

    Nothing can save that horrendous grille on the Avalon, but the Camry will probably look pretty good

    • SpongeBob99Swell

      To be honest though, I really like the new Avalon’s grille. It’s big for sure, but it actually blends in with the overall (already stylish) design very nicely, like the BMW X7. Again, I can’t deny that it’s big, which was why I was to say… speechless when I first had a glimpse to it (I was like “Holy grille, Batman…” in mind)

      …but now the more I look at it, the more I’m making this clear. Let alone the grille size, I think it’s sleek, well-sculpted and proportioned, modern, cohesive, and actually looks quite fashionable yet somehow works well with the overall mature aesthetics, cohesive proportions, and (already stylish) overall design. Especially in person.

      It actually works in my book, and doesn’t seem odd like the grille on the new Camry (L, LE, and XLE trims only) to a degree, especially with how it works with the overall handsome design.

  • Bash

    Looking at them from this side as in the header picture make them looks good.

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