• Available in fall of 2019 and priced around $45,000
  • Aggressive exterior styling with TRD badging
  • Interior features TRD embroidery, a leather steering wheel, suede seat inserts
  • Track-tuned chassis upgrades
  • 0.6-inch lowered ride height, larger 12.9-inch red brake calipers
  • Enhanced cat-back dual exhaust system

 

Toyota will soon enhance its large, luxury-laded 2020 Toyota Avalon with performance upgrades engineered by the automaker’s TRD (Toyota Racing Division) specialists. The 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD will go on sale in fall of 2019 with a range of performance enhancements to its appearance, chassis, interior and exhaust system.

The most striking changes include an aggressive front splitter, larger rear diffuser, thicker side skirts and a new trunk lid spoiler. Red TRD badging, red pinstripes and larger 12.9-inch front brake calipers combine with matt-black 19 x 8.5-inch alloy wheels to complete the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD’s styling upgrades.

Reduced weight

The matte-black wheels aren’t just an appearance upgrade. They reduce unsprung weight by 18 pounds and coordinate with the Avalon TRD’s lowered ride height, re-tuned shocks and thicker underbody braces to reduce body roll while improving steering response. Toyota says the 2020 Avalon TRD’s handling was tuned through extensive on-track testing at multiple race facilities in the U.S. and Japan.

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Interior enhancements follow the exterior theme, with black sport seats featuring suede inserts and red accents, TRD embroidered headrests and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with contrasting red stitching. The TRD logo also makes an appearance on the Avalon’s shift knob, floor mats and trunk mat.

301-horsepower V6

Standard equipment on the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD sedan includes a 301 horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 matched to an 8-speed automatic transmission offering sport mode and paddle shifters. The V6 emits a throatier note through a tuned cat-back exhaust system with stainless steel TRD tips. The Avalon TRD will come standard with all Avalon XSE equipment and features, plus the full suite of Toyota Safety Sense-P driver assist technologies.

Offered in Supersonic Red, Windchill Pearl, Celestial Silver Metallic and Midnight Black Metallic, the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD should be priced around $45,000 when it goes on sale in fall of 2019.

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