Toyota Avalon Canada
The Toyota Avalon is the only full sized Toyota sedan available in Canada and is slightly larger than the mid-size Toyota Camry. The Avalon is assembled since 1994 at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing plan in Kentucky (TMMK) it arrived in Canada as a model 1995, the Avalon was the first Toyota to receive a full screen navigation system in 2000, making it Toyota's flagship luxury sedan.
Toyota Avalon 1994-1999
The first Avalon was built on a stretched FF Camry platform with a V6 3.0L engine producing 192HP which also shared with the 1994 Toyota Camry. In 1997 the Avalon included anti-block ABS standard brakes and upgraded the engine to 200HP increasing the torque to 214 lb-ft. The following year it received some minor exterior changes and side airbags were added along with other safety features.
Toyota Avalon 1999-2004
The new Avalon was larger than the previous model based on the same platform, powered by a new V6 3.0L engine with VVT-i tecnology and producing 210HP; which it shares with the Sienna minivan and Toyota Highlander, and Lexus RX300 with a 4-speed automatic transmission. This Avalon was the first vehicle to offer a 110V adapter, which is now very popular with the Toyota Matrix and Sienna. The second generation Avalon was exclusively manufactured in the United States for Canada and the North American auto market with a few being exported to Japan, marketed as the Toyota Pronard.
Toyota Avalon 2005-present
The new Toyota Avalon was completely redesigned and was unveiled at the 2005 North American Auto Show in Detroit. The Avalon was the first Toyota to use dual VVT-i technology (Variable Valve Timing with intelligence) with a new V6 3.5L engine which is also used by the Toyota RAV4, Camry and Toyota Venza; along with the 2009 Lexus RX350 and new Lotus Evora. In 2009 the Avalon received some minor changes; including Vehicle Stability Control as standard for all models.
The 2013 Toyota Avalon arrived to Canada dealers in April 2010 with one trim model available; the fully loaded Avalon XLS with the 3.5L V6 engine with 268 horsepower. New features included an upgraded JLB audio system, touch-screen DVD with integrated navigation system, backup camera, USB connection and Bluetooth connectivity. Front and back disc brakes coupled with anti-lock ABS, electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) optimizing brake pressure. Coupled with Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control which limits the wheels from spinning when on snow or other slippery surfaces. With a 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission (Super ECT) and sequential multi-mode shifter for a more sporty drive. The Avalon includes heated leather seats, sunroof, 17 inch rims, projector style halogen headlamps and tire pressure monitoring system. All you can expect from the fully loaded full sized luxury sedan by Toyota.