Toyota Shows Avalon And Camry TRD Ahead Of LA Auto Show

Toyota surprised everyone when it announced plans to introduce the Avalon and Camry TRD at the Los Angeles Auto Show. While many have questioned the need for these models, that hasn’t stopped the automaker from releasing three promotional videos on Facebook.

Feeling like an even more annoying version of Chevrolet’s real people ad campaign, the clips give us an extensive look at the special editions while revealing virtually nothing about them.

Putting that aside for a minute, the clips show the Avalon TRD will have an aggressive exterior with gloss black accents, sportier side skirts and unique alloy wheels.

The sporty styling continues in the cabin as the sedan has been equipped with black leather and suede seats featuring red contrast stitching. We can also see embroidered headrests, red seat belts and special floor mats.

The Camry TRD is largely identical, but is has a contrasting black roof and a more aggressive rear end. Speaking of the latter, the model has a gloss black diffuser, a rear wing and a TRD exhaust system.

Inside, there’s red and black leather as well as TRD branded floor mats.

Toyota is staying coy on technical specifications, but the Avalon TRD will likely have a familiar 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 301 hp (224 kW / 305 PS) and 267 lb-ft (361 Nm) of torque.

The Camry TRD, on the other hand, could be offered with either a 2.5-liter four-cylinder or a 3.5-liter V6. Given the model’s positioning as a sporty sedan, the latter is more likely. As a result, we can expect the car to have 301 hp (224 kW / 305 PS) and 267 lb-ft (361 Nm) of torque.

 

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  • john1168

    A TRD Avalon??? Why??? I can see the TRD Camry but not the Avalon…

    • rockyroad

      Avalon has an identity crisis (once again?)

      • PhilMcGraw

        Not an identity crisis, but I believe what Toyota is trying to do is throw anything at a wall that sticks in terms of selling sedans.

        Remember, we have a crisis in the U.S. when it comes to how to push back on the crossover craze. Toyota is doubling down on sporty sedans as the answer. And I believe this is based on the fact that if you look at crossovers, the ones that tend to sell the most come across as “sporty” to consumers.

  • Mr. EP9

    That spoiler on the Camry doesn’t work and I’m even more convinced this is just a glorified appearance package. I don’t expect any noticeable performance gains.

    • eb110americana

      That spoiler is hideous!

  • The Avalon’s front end is just so hideous. Hope an emergency refresh is coming for that one.

  • Zandit75

    Put the covers back on please.

  • Bo Hanan

    Toyota should be ashamed for putting a grille that large that is only 25% functional.

  • Bash

    Rutledge Wood. I miss that guy.

  • Not tired of winning yet

    Why must they make them so ugly?

  • SteersUright

    Toyota should buy back their engine from Lotus and stick it in the FRS/86, the new Supra, instead of that crap BMW motor, and a bunch of other cars.

  • Six_Tymes

    I think Toyota should make their grills larger, these are too small. make the entire car a grill, its pretty close to being that way anyway, go all the way Toyota

    • Trackhacker

      Yep haha. Also many consumers don’t think that these grills if damaged are not repairable. You literally have to replace the whole front bumper. It’s not like a regular bumper where you can repaint a small portion. So yeah stupid idea.

  • Matteo Tommasi

    Needs larger intakes

    • Dr Bjorn K. Von Strangefingger

      That’s what I was thinking too.

  • Finkployd

    Camry looks so dated like that, yikes
    Avalon well… those air intakes are not for me but why not, it’s def striking

  • WalthamDan

    Someone buy Toyota another ugly stick. They must have worn out their current one whipping these hideous sedans into shape. Knowing Toyota, they aren’t done releasing additional ugly models so they will need a new stick.

  • The Watcher

    I like the Avalon, not so much the Camry.

  • Trackhacker

    Oh god…MY EYES!!!!!

  • Moist

    I don’t understand the need for a Camry and an Avalon. They look like the same car with different grill inserts. The Avalon does not look more premium, but I think both look pretty bad.

  • EL CHAPO

    What’s up with these women being in the middle? Like had she accomplish anything? Way to go promoting feminism Toyota.

  • Bob White

    The fake brake ducts on the Avalon need to be much bigger.

  • KidRed

    What a horrible mess of a front end.

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