Toyota’s Avalon TRD Pro Concept lapped California’s Willow Springs track in 1 minute and 25.3 seconds.
Should the owner of this Toyota Avalon have called it The Meme Machine instead?.
Toyota says some people are still concerned about buying a hybrid vehicle.
The Camry and Avalon TRD are priced at $31,040 and $42,300, respectively, and are both powered by a 301 HP, 3.5-liter V6.
The 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD is $200 less expensive than the range-topping Avalon Touring.
Fitted with a hydraulic handbrake, the (otherwise standard) Avalon TRD pulls off a nice stunt.
Until recently, the Avalon was never that good looking to begin with, and this “concept” makes things even worse.
Winners were selected based on CR’s track tests and safety evaluations, as well as reliability and owner satisfaction.
Jim Lentz believes U.S. passenger car sales are close to bottoming out and can’t get much lower.
The Avalon and Camry TRD have been unveiled the changes ahead of their launch next fall.
The new special editions will have unique wheels, a ground effects package and a two-tone interior.
The TRD special editions will apparently have a new front splitter and lightweight alloy wheels.