27 Jun '12, 1am

Toyota Avalon to be available as a hybrid car

Toyota Avalon to be available as a hybrid car

It doesn’t matter whether you prefer petrol or hybrid cars – the Toyota Avalon may still be the perfect choice for you. That’s because the Japanese carmaker is set to introduce both powertrains in the 2013 version of the Toyota Avalon (pictured), available in North America. The hybrid model is set to achieve 40mpg combined. So what can you expect from the new hybrid Avalon? Among its features will be a full power-split hybrid system as well as a host of improvements aimed at reducing vehicle weight and boosting aerodynamics. It will come with a 2.5litre, Atkinson-cycle, four-cylinder engine and a 244.8V NiMH battery pack. There will be a pair of electric motor/generators in the transaxle, while the power control unit will be located in the engine compartment. This will also house a hybrid ECU that ensures there is seamless operation between the electric-motor power applica...

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