2013 Avalon Hybrid Aims High


SAE.org - June 27, 2012

It was already known that Toy­ota planned to offer a hybrid-electric pow­er­train in its 2013 Avalon, but the lat­est rum­bles indi­cate that Toy­ota is shoot­ing for a 40 mpg com­bined EPA fuel rat­ing in the all-new D-segment sedan – first in its class to bring a full hybrid pow­er­train (the input-powersplit Hybrid Syn­ergy Drive sys­tem) to the pre­mium mid­size seg­ment. The vehi­cle is being EPA-tested now.