A Sportier 2019 Toyota Avalon on the Way?

After redesigning the 2018 Toyota Camry and giving its sportier variants a polarising look, the Japanese manufacturer will unveil a reskinned 2019 Toyota Avalon full-size sedan at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show.

The only image published so far offers a close-up glimpse of the car’s front fascia. LED lighting in the headlamp clusters give the Avalon a sinister stare, and it seems as though the bumper will boast a very large air intake. It’s unclear whether the 2019 model will be a ground-up redesign, but since the current-generation sedan has been around since the 2013 model year, we can assume it will ride on a new platform shared with the Camry.

Obviously, we’ll have to wait until the Detroit Auto Show to learn what type of powertrain will be installed underhood, but it will probably borrow the Camry’s 301-horsepower, 3.5-litre V6 and eight-speed automatic transmission. In the U.S., the Avalon has also been available with the Camry’s hybrid powertrain, and we could get it in Canada as well.

The 2019 Toyota Avalon will once again confront the Nissan Maxima, the Chrysler 300, the Ford Taurus and the Dodge Charger in the full-size sedan segment.

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