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Get A Grip: Toyota Introduces New Camry and Avalon All-Wheel Drive Sedans



  • Developed and Assembled Exclusively for North American Toyota drivers
  • Available as Stand-Alone Option on Most Model Grades
  • Exemplary Fuel Efficiency with a 202-horsepower Engine
  • Shared TNGA Technology from Toyota RAV4

TORONTO, ON – Nov 13, 2019 – With winter about to widespread a icy hold to many of Canada and a United States, Toyota is introducing a new all-wheel expostulate Camry and Avalon models to assistance drivers get a softened hold on a road. It’s a initial AWD Camry given 1991, and a first-ever Avalon with AWD. The Toyota-developed Dynamic Torque Control AWD complement will be accessible as a standalone choice for a Camry LE, XLE, SE and XSE grades and on Avalon Limited.

In new years, marketplace approach for AWD newcomer vehicles has increased, due to a rising recognition of SUVs and crossovers. Midsize sedan business outward a oppulance category, have had comparatively few AWD choices. Now, Toyota gives them twin some-more with Camry and Toyota’s flagship sedan, Avalon.



Notably, a Camry AWD and Avalon AWD are North America-only models, fabricated exclusively during Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky.

For many Camry AWD models, a high-efficiency 202-horsepower 2.5-litre DOHC four-cylinder engine (205 hp with twin empty on Camry XSE AWD and Avalon AWD grades) teams with an 8-speed Direct-Shift involuntary transmission.The new AWD complement balances total traction with indication fuel efficiency.

The Camry and Avalon AWD models stress Toyota’s joining to a sedan difficulty with some-more choices and advantages to a drivers.

Toyota formerly offering an AWD Camry in 1988-1991, called a AllTrac. The association appreciates a loyalty, calm and stability of all those business and dealers who sent letters, emails, Facebook comments and texts seeking for a complicated AWD chronicle of a Camry.

Smarter All-Wheel Drive

To many automobile buyers, “all-wheel drive” might meant one thing, though there are many opposite AWD technologies on a market. Toyota found an ideal form of AWD for Camry and Avalon in a new-generation RAV4 compress SUV introduced for 2019. The Dynamic Torque Control AWD complement provides effective traction for severe and sleazy continue while minimizing AWD’s customary drag on fuel economy. Admittedly, a complement name is a mouthful; Camry and Avalon models versed with it will lift a elementary “AWD” badge on their trunklids.



The Camry and Avalon AWD complement can approach adult to 50 percent of engine torque to a back wheels, in response to acceleration from a start or slippage during a front wheels.

Notably, when AWD isn’t needed, such as on prolonged highway stretches, a electromagnetic tranquil coupling on a front of a back expostulate spindle can disentangle a propeller missile from a differential to prioritize fuel efficiency. The AWD is designed to re-engage in an present when needed. AWD operation is pure to a motorist and passengers. On that note, a Camry and Avalon AWD models compare their FWD counterparts in vicious newcomer space, box room, float comfort, cabin serenity and automobile agility.

A North American Effort

Neither a new-generation Camry nor Avalon was creatively designed to have an AWD version, so a engineering group during Toyota Motor North America Research and Development in Saline, Michigan,developed them to accommodate a marketplace approach for AWD sedans. The coherence and components of a Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA),and privately a Camry and Avalon’s TNGA platform,allowed a group to rise a AWD versions in-house with softened efficiency.

Far some-more than a automobile platform,TNGA brings together new approaches to engineering, design, prolongation and materials. Its coherence to rise opposite models from a same collection had already been proven. The North America-only Camry and Avalon AWD uncover that TNGA can be used by particular Toyota regions to tailor vehicles to that market’s internal needs.

Since a RAV4 is also formed on a TNGA platform, a event to share components and simple engineering was built in.The group total a top physique structure of a Camry and Avalon with a engine, transmission, send box and back differential from a RAV4. The RAV4’s chronicle of a multi-link back cessation was blending with some modifications and tuning to fit a sedans. Both a Camry and Avalon AWD use a mutated chronicle of a propeller missile from a all-new Highlander SUV.

Adapting a AWD expostulate sight to a Camry and Avalon compulsory building structure modifications, and a use of an electronic parking stop and a saddle-style fuel tank with an optimized ability for AWD models rather than a flat-style tank in a FWD models. Inside a automobile has a same back chair hip indicate tallness as a Camry hybrid. Despite a further of a back differential, a box building tallness stays a same as in a FWD versions.

The mutation to AWD adds only 165lbs. over a Camry FWD while a Avalon AWD weight is identical to that of a FWD V6 siblings.

Customers can design a Camry and Avalon AWD to yield identical float and doing characteristics as a FWD models, and of march a total traction capability. The cessation tuning, wheels, and tires differentiating a Camry and Avalon indication grades lift over to a new AWD models. That means, for example, a Camry XSE class comforts a same sport-tuned cessation and 19-inch wheels in FWD and AWD versions.



The Camry AWD will be indication year 2020 and arrive during dealerships in early spring. The 2020 Camry SE Upgrade AWD, XLE AWD and XSE AWD will come customary with a exhilarated steering wheel. All other customary and discretionary comforts lift over from a FWD versions of a LE, XLE, SE and XSE indication grades, including a latest Connected Services by Toyota multimedia systems with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa compatibility.

Toyota Safety Sense-P

All 2020 Camry and Avalon models come customary with Toyota Safety Sense-P (TSS-P) a apartment of cutting-edge active reserve systems that includes:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD)
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)
  • Automatic High Beams (AHB).

Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) are accessible on Camry and customary on Avalon. Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS) with Rear Cross Traffic Braking (RCTB) also are accessible on both models.

Star Safety

All 2020 Camry and Avalon models have 10 customary airbags and Toyota’s Star Safety System, that includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, Anti-lock Braking System, and Smart Stop Technology. All come versed with a customary backup camera.

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About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is a disdainful Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sole over 8 million vehicles in Canada by a inhabitant network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and trustworthiness to a vehicles Canadians expostulate and a use they receive. TCI’s conduct bureau is located in Toronto, with informal offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and tools placement centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates twin prolongation comforts in Canada. Having constructed some-more than 8 million vehicles, renouned Canadian models built during these comforts embody Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments during a comforts in Ontario will concede for increasing prolongation of a top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models.