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 |  Dec 19 2012, 7:32 PM

The 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited has become the first vehicle in the world to offer Qi wireless charging as part of its Technology Package.

The global standard for wireless power and charging, Qi has been integrated into both the gasoline and hybrid variants of the Avalon Limited and devices can now just be charging by placing it on, or near, any Qi-enabled surface.

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In the Avalon Limited with the Technology Package, owners can now charge their devices with the wireless charging pad located in the “ebin” lid found in the vehicle’s center console. Qi wireless charging currently works with 34 mobile phone models but also works on gaming controllers, Blu-ray Disc recorders, smartphone docking speakers, alarm clocks and more.

The Technology Package also includes Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Automatic High beams, and a Pre-Collision System.

“Pioneering the ability to charge with no wires or connectors by simply putting devices in the car console is an intuitive innovation which reflects Toyota’s continuing commitment to improve the consumer experience,” said Avalon chief engineer Randy Stephens. “We see wireless charging as an important feature that helps enhance the high-technology theme and consumer interface offered by Avalon Limited which is already equipped with three TFT color screens and Intellitouch controls.”

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  • Willie Dixon

    I have a 2011 Avalon, LOVE the car and ride. The MPG isn’t bad, gets around 25 MPG. Average, however I will get close to 30 on the HWY and as low as 23 around city. The power of the 2011 is really good, the car really didn’t change in 2012. PLUS this is one heavy car. 2011,2012′s was the same, the 2013 Avalon is smaller giving up a lot of leg room in the rear seat, which is mentioned a lot by the new buyers. I like the big Avalon, not because I own one but because I love it when people say its like riding in a limo when they ride in the back. HOWEVER, gas is going up and we MIGHT trade in. Hard to with only 30 thousand miles and an 8 year, 100 thousand mile extended Toyota warranty.

  • J Mac

    You should REALLY check out the new car. It is a huge step forward… especially the interior luxury.