Discussion in 'Toyota' started by HighestOfHigh, Apr 5, 2012.
Politically correct looks, yet the interior... Oh my gosh...
Lol..Interior is rather weird.
Looks better than the previous car, anything looks better than the previous car.
There is a lot of Lexus in that interior, almost like the new ES.
My God..the interior?? WTF??
Car looks good though.
Exactly. Finally the Avalon looks like a toned-down Lexus, rather than a slightly polished Camry.
I like the 'exciting' front end!
The Euro-Ford inspired/copied intake cutout looks great and is a big departure from traditional low-key Toyota design.
The sporty shape of the headlights remind of the E60 5er's lights...and the way they've blended together the headlights, grille and badge..very cohesive!
Also, gotta love the aggressive hood creases.. thank you BMW for showing the industry the way there.
And to nicely shape/frame everything, that lower lip inspired by the Maserati Granturismo works perfectly as a small sporty splitter.
The rear-end... eh.. well thankfully they didn't ruin it by trying anything too funky. I will admit, there is a LOT of sheet metal back there...almost on par with the 5GT's back end shape. The rear light graphics are a tick boring, but I can see they've done that to convey a sense of width to try and counter the tall rear-end. It's absolutely CRAZY how damn new car has that same design of the inner-part of the rear lights being upturned and those same downward sloping creases around the license plate. I can't believe how common it has become....whether it be Audi/VW, to Chevy, to Honda, to Hyundai, to Toyota, to Ford...to every brand. My word!
The saving grace for the Avalon's rear is that great looking black plastic diffuser and aggressive trapezoidal tailpipes!
The interior.. hmmm. It's something fresh, something different...and IMO it's not ugly, just not to my tastes either. I prefer a more traditional upright look, but I will admit there is something appealing that slanted style that a few of the Asian premium cars feature. Big downside is that mass of nothingness on the passenger side of the dash. Even if its covered in leatherette, it's just big plank of boring and uninspiring design.
The car would benefit from slightly larger wheels/wheel arches, but that probably wasn't an option.
I just love that front end in this shot!
The grill reminds me of the Ford Fusion (and by relation, Aston) while the rear is Lexu's boring, plus the flavor of the month side: pseudo-Hofmeister kink.
Don't forget to add protuding, bulbous headlights before serving.
My god, where the creative designers are?
It looks confused. I don't like the side profile, and Toyota's attempt at making it look like a '4 door coupe' has utterly failed. They've made it look like an Honda Crosstour. I am disappoint.
IMO, I really don't think they were going for a 4-door coupe look. The Avalon isn't supposed to be some sporty GT with 4 doors, but rather the top-end Toyota branded sedan. It's supposed to be a larger, bit more luxurious Camry..for older folks who aren't overly brand conscious (or don't want to spend a premium on a car). For a car of this size, it would look slightly more proportioned with larger wheels.
If anything, the car it most reminds me of is the previous generation Lexus GS. The tall rear-end, extended C-pillar creating a shortened decklid, and the tall greenhouse.
It's my new marketing term
I think this looks stunning. Definitely liking the new shape and headlights.
For an Avalon, yeah that does look good. Avalons have been some of the worst looking cars on the road in recent years. People in Avalon/Azera/MKZ/300/Maxima/LaCross market sure do have a lot of good choices all of a sudden.
- 2013 Toyota Avalon looks to shed geriatric image
Yes, they did.
Definitely not the most elegant side profile, but then again, you can clearly see the focus on maximizing space for rear-passengers just by how far back the rear headrests are!
The car needs larger wheels to better balance its large proportions, but that of course would compromise ride and comfort.
That front-end from this side profile view looks awesome! Would have been great on the Camry!
^Agreed. This design is so much better than the current Camry.
Yes, they did.
Here's the Avalon without any of the design details, but it gives you a clear sense of its proportions and stance. Who thinks it looks like an Audi A7 ?
Absolutely terrible, though nothing can be worse than the imbalanced snoozfests and art show-off presentations of how to make something look as un-sexy as possible of the old Avalon's. The interior looks like it's continuing Toyota's "back to the 80's" style, with jolting-ly square buttons and angles, and focus on technology over design.
WHAT is with EVERY car copying that EXACT same greenhouse? It's a very homely look. Now we have several cars that have showed up losing their now-old more attractive closed-C Pillar look, to this Sonata/Impala/Audi/Everybody else tiny-C Pillar-window-behind-the-door look.
This car looks just like everything else we've seen reintroduced this coming year, but probably the worst proportioned of all. Huge cabin, tiny hood, it looks very homely.
I like the shape and stance of the old GS much better, it's a statelier yet still sportier Sedan look.
^ At makes you wonder how they ever got to be so big of a car company. LOL
Thank you so much mate, at one moment I felt alone, lol.