Toyota Avalon Hybrid Nightshade wins US sedan history – DRIVE

Hybrid Nightshade costs $ 40,700 (3.02 million rubles) excluding shipping. In general, Avalon has six configurations for 2022 with prices ranging from $ 36,375 to 43,650 (2.7-3.2 million rubles).

Toyota said last summer that it will complete production of the Avalon sedan in Kentucky after 2022. The five-meter car on the TNGA-K platform is losing the battle for the liking of customers to crossovers. This means that the recently announced adjustments for 2022 are the last thing with which Avalon will go to rest in North America (the version localized in China will still survive). The range now includes a previously non-existent modification of the Avalon XSE Hybrid Nightshade Edition, which combined a hybrid setup with a “night” styling package. This is the only Avalon Nightshade for the next year.

The word Nightshade brings the Avalon a Piano-black grille. Badges, rims (19 inches), mirror housings, framing of windows, headlights, spoiler, door handles, shark fin antenna are also shaded, an original diffuser is added at the back. Salon – in black SofTex and Ultrasuede trim.

In the Avalon range for 2022 there is a 3.5 V6 engine (305 hp, 362 N • m) with an eight-speed “automatic” and a hybrid system based on the 2.5 Dynamic Force engine (178 hp, 221 N • m), supplemented a pair of electric motors, a lithium-ion battery and a continuously variable transmission. Combined power – 218 hp, EPA combined consumption 5.3-5.5 l / 100 km, depending on equipment. A direct replacement for Avalon, which has existed since 1994, is not foreseen. And sales are falling. In 2018 (when the current fifth generation came out), the Americans bought 33,580 cars, in 2019 – 27,767, in 2020 – 18,421, and for 11 months of 2021 – 18,338 units. For comparison, the best year for the model was 2000, when 104,078 Avalons were sold in the USA.

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