Toyota to discontinue the Avalon in the US

Toyota to discontinue the Avalon in the US

It’s no doubt that customers have presented a huge shift towards crossovers, and sedans have suffered a huge setback in terms of sales. Something similar came up in front of the automotive enthusiasts when Automotive News reported that Toyota USA has notified its suppliers about the discontinuation of the Avalon, post the 2022 model year. 

Cutting off sedans production is nothing new as many famous brands are following the same route. Some famous discontinued examples in the large sedan segment include the elimination of Chevrolet Impala, Hyundai Azera, Ford Taurus, Buick LaCrosse, and Kia Cadenza over the past few years.

Toyota Avalon

While the automaker is yet to make any official statement, a spokesperson from the brand commented that “While Avalon will be discontinued after the 2022 model year, Toyota remains committed to the sedan segment and we encourage customers to stay tuned for future developments.”

Further, he also affirmed that the vehicle will continue to manufacture in China as the country has a sufficing demand for roomy, spacious sedans. The Avalon is produced at the FAW-Toyota Tianjin plant in China and it is still unclear how the automaker will continue to offer the car to the market there.

Toyota Avalon

Reports suggest that one of Toyota’s primary offerings, the Avalon, was put down in the US due to its shrinking market demand for full-size sedans. Full details of the report also suggest that ever since the fifth generation of the Avalon made its debut in 2018, the year-over-year sales figures highlighted that the market had no appetite for large sedans, despite being presented with a sportier TRD version for the first time.

As per the stats and figures, Toyota’s Avalon had only hit 18,421 units of sales in the United States, last year. Sadly, the numbers were falling short even before the pandemic. The automaker had only been able to sell some 70,990 units of the sedan since 2013. To make it worse, the numbers dropped further to 48,079 in 2016 and fell to 27,767 in 2019.

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