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    Beige’s New Ballad: Toyota Teases Avalon Ahead of New York


    G. Noble

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    CheersandGears.com

    March 27, 2012

    There certainly aren’t many large cars in the world more dull and geriatric than Toyota’s Avalon. Drum up your thoughts about the current model, which went on sale all the way back in 2005, and you’re sure to think of retirement homes and Shoney’s rather than sporting arenas and Hooters.

    However, Toyota desperately wants to change all of that. The teaser image above was released today, and Toyota says it previews a “stunning US-designed sedan” the name of which hasn’t been officially confirmed. Not to worry, though, because you don’t need inside confirmation to work out this is probably the new Avalon. The teaser certainly fits some of the describing attributes dealers gave to the automotive press last year. It becomes even more evident that Toyota is probably teasing the new Avalon when you consider the Camry was just recently redesigned and a new Corolla certainly wouldn’t have design details like dual exit exhaust and an extremely sloping roofline.

    So do we think we’re seeing a “stunning” piece of design? Well, we’re going to wait until we can see this car in the flesh before we pass any official judgment. That said, it certainly appears to be more interesting than the current Avalon because, let’s face it, just about everything is.

    With Chevrolet debuting the new 2013 Impala at the New York Auto Show, it’s going to be interesting to see if buyers are drawn to the Avalon or it’s closest American rival.

    Source: Toyota

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    another one? already?

    Have I really been to that many auto shows now? I remember seeing the "new" Avalon unveiled at a previous one.

    Time flies...been 7 years since the 3rd gen model came out..it had an MCE a couple years ago.

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    It must be the MCE I'm thinking about. It was right around the time when Toyota was going through their major troubles with brick walls.

    I think at the time the press releases presented it as the 'all-new' Avalon, but it was just a new dash, nose, tail back in '10 for MY '11...

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    That image just screams wanna be BMW. No orignal style, just nock off BMW.

    Will be interesting to see the real thing and decide if it still is a nock off or not.

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    This may be the reason GM moved up the 2014 Impala to NYC as my understanding from stuff Chris Doane had been saying that they were planning a big 2013 NAIAS where Chevy was going to show the new Corvette, Silverado, and Impala all at the show.

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    I have a sneaky suspicion that it will look quite a bit duller than this rendering.

    and Shoney's? holy crap, i haven't seen one of those in ages.

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    and Shoney's? holy crap, i haven't seen one of those in ages.

    Are you surprised it's been forever since you've seen one? It's hard to keep your doors open when your customer base is dying.

    That said, one still operates in Corbin, KY about 40 miles south of me. It's also worth mentioning the Shoney's in Richmond, KY was re-purposed into a Hooters a few years ago after it shut down.

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    This may be the reason GM moved up the 2014 Impala to NYC as my understanding from stuff Chris Doane had been saying that they were planning a big 2013 NAIAS where Chevy was going to show the new Corvette, Silverado, and Impala all at the show.

    Uh, when did I say that?

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    and Shoney's? holy crap, i haven't seen one of those in ages.

    Are you surprised it's been forever since you've seen one? It's hard to keep your doors open when your customer base is dying.

    That said, one still operates in Corbin, KY about 40 miles south of me. It's also worth mentioning the Shoney's in Richmond, KY was re-purposed into a Hooters a few years ago after it shut down.

    not so much that I haven't seen one, but the last time I saw one was during the Clinton Administration--pre impeachment, even--and I forgot they even existed.

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    I always get Shoneys and Stuckey's mixed up. I really want a Stuckey's Pecan Log. Haven't had one in almost 2 decades.

    Shoney's is kind of a low rent IHOP or Denny's... I would think too ghetto for seniors...

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    Mmmmm...Stuckeys pecan log rolls..those were a staple of family road trips when I was growing up...we would drive back and forth between our houses in Ohio and S. Florida 2-4 times a year, always stopping in the South at Stuckeys..

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    Shoney's is kind of a low rent IHOP or Denny's... I would think too ghetto for seniors...

    Nah, not around here. That would be the role of Waffle House.

    EDIT: It sort of says something about the car in question when we'd rather discuss Shoney's, Stuckey's, and pecan logs.

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    Nah, not around here. That would be the role of Waffle House.

    I was going to throw in the obligitary Waffle House jab, but I thought Waffle House has suffered enough and I thought we were discussing places to get EDIBLE food.

    EDIT: It sort of says something about the car in question when we'd rather discuss Shoney's, Stuckey's, and pecan logs.

    Pretty much true.

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    Here in seattle there is a chain called the Brown Bag and it was good when it first started and now just greasy bland large amount of food place that has become a greasy spoon. I think after getting a good name for food and meals you split with another person, they expanded faster and lost all sense of quality. Yet people seem to still go there just due to large quantity of food and it seems most are very overweight.

    +1 on the who we would rather discuss other places than this pathetic lack of style image.

    Poor Waffle House, my 94 year old grandma has found memories of the place, but they seem to be the dirtiest dive around.

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