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December 11, 2017

Toyota to Relaunch Avalon for 2019

Toyota will unveil its 2019 Avalon in January at the North American International Auto Show as a high-profile sedan update at a time when manufacturers prefer to focus their marketing on new utility vehicles and trucks.

July 6, 2017

Three Sedans Win Top Safety Award

The Lincoln Continental, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Toyota Avalon all emerged as Top Safety Pick+ award winners after the latest round of safety evaluations by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Video courtesy of IIHS. For the full story, click here.

July 6, 2017

Three Sedans Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick+

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given its most prestigious safety award to three luxury models.

August 23, 2016

TCO for Hybrids Failing to Keep Pace

Only seven of 29 hybrids offered in the 2016 model year showed a lower total cost of ownership than their gasoline counterparts, representing a sharp decline from 2012 levels, according to an analysis by Vincentric.

April 14, 2016

Toyota Recalls Camry, Avalon for Air Bag Issue

The recall covers 58,510 2016 model-year sedans equipped with front-passenger air bag systems that may not deploy properly during a crash.

November 4, 2015

Faulty Auto Braking Spurs Avalon, Lexus Recall

The safety recall covers about 31,000 2013-2015 model-year Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Lexus ES350 and ES300h sedans.

February 16, 2015

Toyota Refreshes Avalon Sedan for 2016

Toyota is updating its Avalon mid-size sedan for the 2016 model year with sleeker body styling, a re-tuned suspension for enhanced comfort, new LED headlights and taillights, and new convenience features.

February 11, 2015

Toyota Recalls Avalon for Fire Risk

The action affects more than 51,000 sedans in the 2011 and 2012 model years.

February 2, 2015

Older Vehicles Recalled Again for Air Bags

Federal safety regulators announced recall plans for more than 2.12 million vehicles manufactured in the early 2000s, because a defective TRW-made component might cause air bags to deploy inadvertently.

November 5, 2014

Toyota Recalls Camry, Avalon for Steering

To fix the problem in these 2014 vehicles, Toyota dealers will replace the left front lower suspension arm with a new one.

September 21, 2014

Toyota Recalls 20K Vehicles for Fire Risk

Certain 2014 model-year Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Sienna and 2015-MY Lexus RX vehicles equipped with the 2GR-FE engine are at risk for fuel leaks because of a supplier welding problem.

November 21, 2013

Toyota Recalling Certain Camry, Avalon and Corolla Vehicles

The recall affects 9,795 cars that need a replacement windshield wiper switch assembly.

October 24, 2013

Toyota Announces 2014 Avalon and Prius Pricing

For 2014, Toyota’s Avalon will only see a price increase for its base model (Avalon XLE) while the Prius liftback will have no pricing increase.

October 20, 2013

Toyota Recalling Camry, Avalon and Venza Vehicles

The recall, which will address a potential airbag issue, covers approximately 803,000 2012-2013 MY vehicles.

October 16, 2013

Toyota Announces Voluntary Recall to Replace Wiper Switches

The recall affects approximately 10,000 Camry, Avalon and Corolla vehicles, including hybrid models.

December 19, 2012

2013 Toyota Avalon to Offer Wireless In-Car Charging for Mobile Devices

TORRANCE, CA – Toyota said its 2013-MY Avalon will be the first vehicle in the world to offer in-console wireless charging for mobile phones and other devices capable of charging via the “Qi” system.

December 4, 2012

2013 Avalon Reimagines Luxury Vehicle

The wheels-up redesign of Toyota’s 2013 Avalon emphasizes design, function, and performance.

November 1, 2012

Toyota Details 2013-MY Avalon Pricing and Features

TORRANCE, CA - The all-new Avalon will come in two grades, which include XLE and Limited, but offer seven different model choices in all.

September 6, 2012

Toyota Says Weight Reduction for 2013-MY Avalon Helped Boost Its MPG

TORRANCE, CA – Toyota provided details on how it’s working to reduce vehicle weight in order to improve fuel efficiency, citing specific examples on its 2013-MY Avalon.

August 9, 2012

Toyota’s Lentz Explains Company’s Approach to Meeting Upcoming Fuel Economy and Safety Regulations

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Toyota’s U.S. division President and CEO Jim Lentz gave a presentation at the Center for Automotive Research’s Briefing Center on August 8 about the company’s outlook on the auto industry, such as upcoming fuel-economy and potential safety regulations, and how it plans to meet those challenges.


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