Toyota Avalon prepared for SEMA
Whenever I think of a Toyota Avalon, I don’t really imagine a ride that’s fit for tuning or any other performance modifications. However, Toyota has announced that it has plans to introduce three customized Avalons at the SEMA Motor Show: The DUB Magazine Avalon, the TRD Avalon and the Avalon HV Edition.
The DUB Magazine Avalon has a Brilliant Black finish and it has been fitted with a custom body kit. The ride also features a lowered suspension, a mesh grille, tinted taillights and a set of matte black 22-inch TIS alloys. The interior cockpit has been equipped with black leather seats, a black suede headliner and a JBL audio system.
The Toyota Racing Development (TRD) Avalon boasts a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 under the bonnet that promises to substantially improve engine power while maintaining smooth drivability. The model has also been fitted with other performance improvements like the high-performance brakes, 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and a lowered suspension. Furthermore, the sedan features an upgraded interior with perforated leather seats, custom black headliner and a JBL GreenEdge surround sound system.
Last but not least, the Avalon HV Edition received most of the TRD’s upgrades except for the supercharged engine which was swapped for a hybrid powertrain. The vehicle received eco-inspired accents including blue lighting units and blue-silver metallic leather seats to match the hybrid engine.
Oh, Toyota… If only the standard version of the Avalon looked like any of the three examples above, we’d be living in a much happier world.