TRD (Toyota Racing Development) isn’t just heading to the 2012 SEMA Auto with the Avalon TRD Edition, but with an Avalon HV Edition as well. This Avalon tuning firm is a concept based on the Avalon Hybrid that highlights the potential of the new car.

The new Avalon HV Edition will feature a Bright white paint finish combined with electric blue accent colors on the hybrid-blue headlights, tail-lights and turn signals, and the color-keyed custom grille. The HV sits on a new set of 19" custom wheel design with a three-stage paint finish.

The same color theme continues on the interior where the tuner opted for blue-silver metallic leather and white perforated leather seat inserts, as well as crisp blue stitching and dashboard accents. Just like the other concept headed to SEMA, the HV Edition features a 15-speaker JBL GreenEdgeTM surround-sound audio system.

We are not sure if any changes have been made in terms of power, but there are some changes in tow for the car’s suspensions and brakes. TRD installed cold-rolled steel coil springs that lower the vehicle approximately one inch at the front and rear.

Full details will be revealed during the 2012 SEMA Auto Show, so stay tuned!


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  (305) posted on 10.29.2012

dave has a point. an electric engine for low speeds and for starting fron the spot is perfect. and lexus offers this option! so toyota has done it smiley

  (302) posted on 10.29.2012

i think hybrid cars are a good solution for the times we are living, where most of the gas is burnt in town, at low speeds and in stop-start-stop in the traffic.

  (312) posted on 10.29.2012

each one of the people who discovered something new and amazing were considered crazy when they stated their goal. maybe midocar will provide a solution to make that possible.

  (305) posted on 10.29.2012

midocar talks about longer lasting batteries as if those were achievable by welding two more bars and voila, you have more power!

  (475) posted on 10.29.2012

brad, it may be possible if they make an all electric car. they have the torque. all they have to sort out is how to make the batteries last more.

  (422) posted on 10.29.2012

as this is more an aesthetically tune, i think they did a great job there. it can send a message: clean power (because of the white color)!

  (452) posted on 10.29.2012

midocar may be on to something there, but that seems less likely.

  (475) posted on 10.29.2012

the real accomplishment would be to make a car that is economic and goes fast AT THE SAME TIME. not one OR the other.

  (516) posted on 10.29.2012

otto, you may be right there. if you see things like that, you are right.

  (509) posted on 10.29.2012

i expect toyota to being able to do some modifications to the power part also. this may be harder to a 3rd party, but toyota has all the technology to do it.

  (542) posted on 10.29.2012

snow, i think you are wrong. you have a hybrid car to go around the town day by day, and if you want a sporty car, you have at your disposal.

  (516) posted on 10.29.2012

i am somewhat amuzed by hybrid sport cars. the 2 concepts seem to go one against the other as far as i am concerned.

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