Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive technology has helped enhance the fuel economy in many vehicles across the Toyota fleet. Why? Well, there are several reasons, but one of primary note rests with the fact that Toyota’s engineers have been working tirelessly to reduce the weight of its vehicles.
Take the 2013 Toyota Avalon, for example. The Toyota Technical Center’s (TTC) development team has made the upcoming year’s model lighter, but more rigid, to improve drive performance.
The result of the TTC’s efforts: The 2013 Toyota Avalon is 110 pounds lighter than the 2012 model, making it the lightest vehicle in the premium mid-size segment, Westboro Toyota has learned.
“Our target was to dramatically improve all aspects of dynamic performance, [e]specially in the areas of fuel efficiency, handling and performance,” TTC’s chief Avalon engineer Randy Stephens explained.
Less mass means the 2013 Toyota Avalon will be more responsive and engaged near handling limits, explained the manager in charge of ride and handling in a recent Toyota press release.
Westboro Toyota is pleased to tell you the Avalon isn’t the only Toyota to go “on a diet.” The midsize 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid is more than 200 pounds lighter than the 2011 model!
The lighter the vehicle the more likely you are to get better gas mileage. For instance, the 2013 Toyota Avalon offers a combined 40 mpg EPA-rating. Westboro Toyota sure is glad Toyota’s engineers focused on engineering weight reduction into the structure of the new vehicle. Have you seen gas prices lately? They’re creeping back to the $4 per gallon mark!
We can’t wait for the 2012 Toyota Avalon to arrive at Westboro Toyota’s showroom. We’ll keep you posted on its—lighter—arrival.
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