» Toyota Avalon mocks the new brand before its debut in New York
Toyota Avalon mocks the new brand before its debut in New York
KiichiroToyodafounded the company in1937 bythe cleavage ofthe automotive divisioncompanyToyotaIndustriesfrom his father.Now basedinToyotaCity,Japan, the company also operates fiveassembly plantsin the U.S.majorThe ToyotaCamryis currently thebest selling car inthe U.S.and the hybridToyotaPriusis the most sold.
Toyotahas released ateaserimageof what hesays is aredesignedsedanwill make itsU.S.debutat the AutoShow2012 inNewYork nextweek.It is notimmediately clear ifthe vehicle is aconcept ora production car, but Toyota has notissued anyshowcarrating, suggesting that this is somethingthatwill be in dealershipssoon.Described as "athletic and elegantlook," joked the back-endprobably belongsto the next generationfull-sizeAvalonsedan.
Although itcan not be sureuntil the envelopesare removedto NewYork, the Avalonis ourbest estimatebased onthe descriptions ofthe dealers ofnewToyotaAvalonmodel, presented in Junelast yearwere comparedMerchantsbetweenthe redesignedAvalon andpremium carslike the AudiA7and the JaguarXJ, suggestingthatwill happena traditional sedanwith afour-door coupestyle. Theteaserimageprovided byToyotatodaysupports it,show strongC-pillarslope andlittle or norear axle.And while thesection linestothe trunkare not visiblein this representationwould not be surprisedif it'sa trap.
NewToyotasedan, whatever,will be releasedworldwideon 5April at theAuto ShowNewYork.We'll becoveringlive, so keep your computertuned for morecarsfor sale.