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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.

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 |  Oct 25 2012, 3:48 PM

Three customized Toyota Avalons will head to the 2012 SEMA Show next week tuned to very different ends.

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 |  Jun 25 2012, 2:41 PM

For 2013 the Toyota Avalon gets a full redesign including a first-ever hybrid option that remained under speculation until a company spokesman confirmed it with us today.

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 |  Apr 05 2012, 11:53 AM

In stylish new clothes, inside and out, the 2013 Toyota Avalon debuted today at the New York Auto Show.

Despite getting a refresh in 2011, Toyota seems to have recognized that its full-size sedan, aimed squarely at baby boomers looking for value and comfort, needed a new face to continue competing with the ever-changing car market.

Compared to the 2012 model, the upcoming Avalon features a stylish interior that feels more like a German luxury car than its predecessor. While pricing details aren’t available yet, last year’s model started in the low $30,000′s so it seems reasonable to assume this car would stick in the same range.

An LCD screen that fits nicely into the redesigned center stack shows everything from infotainment options music selection to maps. A colorful gauge cluster with white numbers further compliments the redesigned interior which has more space than a BMW 5 Series. There’s also a charging station for mobile devices and captive-touch controls for climate settings.

Other features that were present in previous generations like a power rear window shade remain for rear-seat comfort as well.

“There’s also an unmatched list of technology-driven safety features, including a best-in-class 10 airbags, blind spot monitor with cross-traffic detection and pre-collision system,” said Toyota Motor Sales group vice president Bob Carter.

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