avalon rendering rearWe got our first glimpse at what the 2014 Toyota Avalon may look like thanks to a an artists rendering that appears to take some creative license. The teaser really only shows us that Toyota wasn't kidding when it said it was taking the Avalon upscale, with a dramatic, sloping roof line that conjures thoughts of the Audi A7.

The Avalon is only days from its world premiere on the big stage at the 2012 New York Auto Show, but we have some spy shots that tell us even more. The photos show us what we already knew; that the artist rendering isn't exactly representative of reality. But the pics also show that the sleek roof line and vastly reworked proportions are very real.

The Avalon prototype has enough protective cladding to give the Storm Chasers tank a run for its money, but we do see what looks like a very different front fascia, LED taillights and a pair of impressive chrome-tipped exhaust outlets. From the rear, we get a better sense of how the sedan will look, and it appears there may be some tape covering up the lines that would tell us if these prototypes are in fact hatchbacks.

Spy photos were also taken of the reworked interior, but the insides were also covered up beyond recognition. We are able to see an attractive leather steering wheel and completely reworked redundant controls. We can also see expensive-looking french stitching above the gauge cluster, as well as upscale gauges themselves.

Click on the gallery above to view the high-resolution spy photos of two different prototypes. Stay tuned to Autoblog for the official reveal pics of the 2014 Toyota Avalon.


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      Jason Allen
      • 2 Years Ago
      Toyota has shat another foul turd, worse than the one I made when looking at these pictures. :)
        Dwight Bynum Jr.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jason Allen
        But not worse than the one your mother made, X number of years ago... troll. :)
          Jason Allen
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Dwight Bynum Jr.
          I don't have a mother toyotaJr! What, you love this derivative half-assed attempt at a modern Western(!) sedan?!?! Toyota doesn't have as much "love of driving" in any one sedan they EVER produced as any bmw from the last 30 years. Everyone, including the Koreans, Sweedes, Finns, Mexicans, canadians and americans as well as the usual european makers countries have all surpassed the Japanese in producing fun-to-drive sedans! The top Infinity model rates well against the competition, that's it! Chrysler sells many more fun to drive sedans than all Japan! Eat your delicious japanese turd, you deserve it!
      Jason Allen
      • 2 Years Ago
      Look, I'm no troll though I have no desire to just let shi! slide sometimes. I own a Scion xB so I don't hate on cars just for being japanese. Our other car is an older Azera which we like a lot. It isn't perfect but damn if hyundai haven't come 30 years in the 6 since we got that car. They surpassed toyota in every concieveable way they could so soon. This is another mostly lame vehicle for people who care very little about the best parts of car ownership. It's for those people who are open to ridicule by enthusiasts because of that fact. You could give a prospective avalon owner a ferrari and they'd bitch about how to get in it NOT enjoy one thing about it. Knowing and voicing that fact doesn't make me a troll. Neither does trolling for stupid toyota trolls who troll for troll-worthy toyota talk.
        imdonniedarko
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jason Allen
        So it's not trolling if you say it's not trolling? Sounds to me like those crazy people who are convinced they're not crazy because they say they're not crazy. You call this car in a camo that hasn't been revealed or even driven by any journalists a "mostly lame" vehicle for people who do not care about what car they own and yet you love the previous generation Azera which is by all accounts an even more bland car than the current generation Avalon. And I don't even know what the hell you were trying to say past in the last paragraph and a half. Why is it that Hyundai is praised for injecting some style into their cars yet Toyota tries to do it and they are bashed? Toyota is aware that the market is even more competitive now (thanks to GM/Ford and Hyundai stepping their games up), so they know that they have to put out competitive products but with the haters, Toyota is damned if they do, damned if they don't.
      Car Guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Remember people, this is Toyota. It will look nothing like the sketch and will make you yawn almost instantly.
      StegRacing@youtube
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yep, i can see boring peeking out everywhere.
      EstePincheWay
      • 2 Years Ago
      Toyota Snooze Zx3
      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have feeling its going to look really good. I can see the new camrys grill. I always loved the Avalon. Hope the interior is even better.
        Jason Allen
        • 2 Years Ago
        @miketim1
        Do you eat tapioca gruel for each and every meal too? How desperately hopeless and boring your life must be. Why do you come to a car-enthsiast blog and praise one of the lamest vehicles of all time? It's like going on all the time about your awesome 4 inch erection! I am so sorry for you even if you don't quite get it.
          NightFlight
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Jason Allen
          miketim is our resident Toyota fanboy. I've yet to see him say ANYTHING bad about a single Toyota product, Corolla included.
          Zoom
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Jason Allen
          Night: The Corolla is not a bad car. Is not the best, but it's certainly not bad transportation.
        TheLeadFoot
        • 2 Years Ago
        @miketim1
        Well if we can see the Camry's grill we know it won't look good so case closed...
          miketim1
          • 2 Years Ago
          @TheLeadFoot
          The Camry SE Sport is actually a good looking car in my book.
      Basil Exposition
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Next Toyota Avalon spied wearing its weak new shape"
      Yaser C. Hamud
      • 2 Years Ago
      So, Toyota is outsourcing designs to Hyundai?? Well played.
      sick of stupidity
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yawn...the freaking Avalon has been a study in rock solid mediocracy in design. I always make sure I take a look at the people buying these..and fight the urge to ask them why they just didn't buy a Lexus...at least it looks good! A bloated Camery is all I see!
        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sick of stupidity
        1. You can't even spell Camry. 2. Can I borrow your x-ray vision?
        lemonite
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sick of stupidity
        Have you seen some of the new Lexuses? I look at them and think "Toyota Corolla!"
      Jesus!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a big Camry up front from what I can see. Yuck!
      Dejaun J
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks nothing like the sketch. And even with the drapes on it, looks like the same ugly, tasteless, granny mobile that it has always been.
        desinerd1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dejaun J
        Speaking of granny mobile, how's the new Mercedes S Class?
      Booster
      • 2 Years Ago
      You guys have to realize that getting to crazy with this design will scare off the 60 and 70 somethings that buy this overpriced stretch Camry.
        desinerd1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Booster
        just like old people buy 740i which is nothing but overpriced stretch 328i
        Zoom
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Booster
        Do you defend $26k Foci?
          Jesus!
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Zoom
          I priced a Titanium with tons of equipment for 25k. I think you need to go read up on the Focus and what it offers. I just traded my 12 in due to the t bone accident I was in, but man if that is not an awesome, safe little car with tons of features.
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