Toyota reveals redesigned 2011 Avalon at Chicago Auto Show

07:33, February 11, 2010      

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Toyota introduced the redesigned 2011 Avalon on Wednesday at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show.

The Avalon will have the redesigned gas pedal to avoid the recall of vehicles with a faulty design that can cause unintended acceleration. The sedan also will have a brake override system that would stop a car from unintentionally speeding ahead, according to Toyota.

Bob Carter, group vice president and general manager, Toyota Motor Sales U.S., unveiled the 2011 Toyota Avalon here that will go on sale this spring with "a wide array of safety features."

"The Avaton has long been appreciated by smart, conscientious consumers who recognize quality materials and the beauty of detailed craftsmanship," Carter said.

The Avalon will continue to be made in Georgetown, Kentucky, U. S..

As for current customers, dealerships have repaired more than 220,000 vehicles with gas pedal problems and continue to do so at a rate of about 52,000 a day, Carter said.

Dealers also have now received the software fix they need to address braking issues with the Prius and Lexus HS hybrids, he said.

The new Avalon has dynamic and expressive lines, and an infusion of comfort, safety and technology advancements that enrich the driving experience. Upgraded equipment and technology features, such as a touch-screen navigation system with real-time traffic, and Blue tooth hands free phone capability, according to Toyota.

Source: Xinhua
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