Toyota's all-new 2019 Avalon will debut mid-January at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Avalon will ride on an all-new platform called the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). In addition, the new Avalon will have a new exterior and interior styling that brings more visual excitement to the full-size car. Finally, the Avalon will have a new drivetrain with more horsepower and better fuel efficiency.
Avalon New Platform
The new TNGA platform will increase handling sharpness while reducing noise vibration and harshness. The all-new 2018 Camry was one of the first vehicles to use the new platform and reviews, and sales, of the new Camry, have been positive. The new platform is also engineered to earn top marks on all current and future IIHS crash tests.
We expect that the new Avalon will have the same drivetrain as the V6 Camry. In the Camry, this new engine develops over 300 hp, while still matching the fuel efficiency of the top four-cylinder trims of the Accord, Sonata, and other competitors.
New Infotainment System
Toyota will redesign the Avalon's infotainment system to be similar to Camry's as well. Unfortunately, we cannot predict that Apple Car Plan and Android Auto will be added. Rather, we expect that Toyota will continue along its misguided path with the low-rated Scout navigation system. This is one prediction we would be happy to get wrong.
2019 Avalon Styling
Like all Toyota products, the Avalon will be updated to have a more exciting style. Readers like to post negative comments under stories about any new car design, but in the case of the Camry, which was redesigned just recently, sales leaped and the newly-styled Camry's sales advantage over its competitors has never been greater.