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Teased earlier this week with a dark photo of its front fascia, the facelifted 2016 Toyota Avalon has been unveiled, as promised, at the Chicago Auto Show.

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On the outside, the facelift gets a wider lower front grille with narrow upper grille design, newly-designed turn signals, refined LED taillights, chrome rear bumper accent and redesigned 17-inch alloy wheels as standard for the entry-level variants.

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The Touring variant gets redesigned 18-inch dark gray painted alloy wheels, sporty front fascia, new LED headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and unique “Touring” badging. The top-of-the-line Limited variant adds a new 18-inch alloy Super Chrome wheels and, for the Limited hybrid, a new 17-inch alloy Super Chrome wheels.

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Inside, there’s new gray accent stitching with light gray interior, premium woodgrain dash ornamentation and 7-inch Entune Audio Plus screen. The Premium variant gets Entune Premium Audio with Navigation and App Suite, and the Qi Wireless Charging as standard equipment.

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Optional safety features includes automatic high beam headlights, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, and Tire-specific Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

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No performance figures were mentioned, which probably means that powertrain is carried over from the current 4th generation model, which is a 3.5-liter V6 producing 268 hp and 336 Nm of torque or a 2.5-liter hybrid rated at 154 hp and a 140 hp electric motor.

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Together with the facelifted 2016 Toyota Avalon, the Camry Special Edition and Corolla Special Edition are also displayed at their booth in Chicago.

 



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