Due to the immense success of crossovers and SUVs, many companies are dropping their saloon models. We might think Toyota, one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world, would follow suit but surprisingly it hasn’t. Revealing the new models of the famous Toyota Camry and Avalon, Toyota has added all-wheel-drive systems to both these sedans. CarSwitch.com, an online marketplace that features a wide variety of certified used cars in Abu Dhabi, gives you this latest update.
In the recent couple of years, we’ve seen carmakers dropping sedans from their lineups in favour of electric cars or SUVs. SUVs are famous as they not only provide more space and utility but also come with the option of all wheel drives which make them a well-rounded ride.
On the electric front, the 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid has been launched. However, to cater to the increasing competition from SUVs especially in countries which have slippery roads due to intense winters, the 2020 Toyota Camry and 2021 Toyota Avalon will come with all-wheel-drive systems which it has borrowed from the latest RAV4 crossover.
To make these sedans AWD, their floors have been reworked and installed with electric brakes and reshaped fuel tanks. This Dynamic Torque Control AWD system offers effective traction on the slippery roads while providing better fuel efficiency. Moreover, in case of slippage, this system sends up to 50% torque to the rear wheels.
With the addition of these components, Toyota claims that the legroom and cargo space are unaffected. Moreover, after these changes, the weight of the Avalon will remain the same as per Toyota, however, Camry will gain 165 pounds.
Camry isn’t a stranger to the AWD system as it used to be AWD from 1988 to 1991, after which it was discontinued. For the Avalon, this will be the first time ever to carry an AWD system. Both these cars will be fitted with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The 2020 Camry is expected to be in the showrooms by early next year. Whereas, the Avalon will be a 2021 model and is expected later next year. Both of them are popular used cars in Abu Dhabi. What we have to see now is whether they will be able to work their magic with these AWD systems. If you’re looking to buy a used version of one of these cars, you’ll surely find it on CarSwitch.com!