One of the versions of the new Avalon has a 3.5-liter V6 engine, combined with an automatic gearbox 8-speed Direct Shift-8AT (UA80E) TNGA and the second by the Toyota Hybrid System (THS II) ) four-cylinder Dynamic Force 2.5-liter electric motor with 650 volts (A25A-FXS) and continuously variable transmission (CVT).
According to the experts of the brand, the V6 derived from the TNGA develops more power, with less fuel consumption, due to the application of direct injection D-4S, in conjunction with a variable valve control system VVT-iW (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent Wide).
The VVT-iW system is used in the intake cycle, while the VVT-i (Variable Valve Control – Intelligent) is activated in the exhaust.
By using the VVT-iW, the engineers ensured optimal torque generation at any engine speed and minimized pumping losses during the closing of the intake valves, further improving energy efficiency. The use of the Atkinson cycle, too, reduces the fuel consumption of the V6, especially in cold climates and during deep acceleration situations.
With regard to the Avalon Hybrid four-cylinder and 2.5 liters, it is considered as an energy efficient system, which operates cleaner and generates more power compared to previous versions, thanks to the implementation of technologies such as the dual VVT- i with VVT-iE (intelligent variable cam system by electric motor); Direct injection D-4S (petrol engine of 4-stroke direct injection Superior version) and valve seats with laser coating, among others.
This system uses two electric motors – MG1 and MG2 – that supplement the charge of the nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery of the hybrid system, while the MG2 helps the engine.
The interior of this Toyota of large size stands out among many elements a screen of 7 inches s, where you can see information about the vehicle, satellite navigation, and various vehicle settings including those corresponding to alert lane departure with assistance in the steering, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitor with traffic alert crossing at the back and front display screen.
The Toyota Avalon 2019 seems a very attractive vehicle, loaded with technology and with many systems that provide comfort to the driver and occupants, but we will hardly see in Mexico.