Last Updated on September 2, 2019 by TM
Meet the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD, the one-stop car you should acquire if you are on the lookout for a decent full mid-size sedan to buy in Nigeria.
Before I proceed, I am sure you are wondering why “TRD” is added to the 2020 Toyota Avalon. Well, the three letters word is no mistake at all, it only signifies something special.
In case you are wondering what “TRD” stands for, it means Toyota Racing Development. This is a new edition of the Toyota Avalon, it came as a surprise and is also the first of it’s kind globally.
This is also not different for Nigeria, we are also going to be welcoming a TRD edition of the Toyota Avalon for the very first time.
I believe we are expecting to see something different and special from this 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD edition. We will get to find out shortly.
The 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD comes with an aggressive look. You will notice a touch of Lexus in front but I am not surprise to see this since Lexus is a part of Toyota.
In front of the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD, you will find a tangential vents on the sides of its front bumper, an available rear spoiler and an Adaptive variable Suspension.
Truth be told, the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD looks like a super car, the wonderful sound coming from her polished cat-back dual exhaust is number one evidence.
On the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD, there is a 19-inch matte black wheels with a complementary red-painted brake calipers. There is also a TRD logo on the wheels.
The rear has a sport design. You will notice her well cut-out angular break light, Toyota badge and TRD name at the back. There is a roof at the top but is non-panoramic at all.
Inside the 2020 Toyota Avalon, you will find a portable steering wheel, a digital display, a nice leather on the arm rest, an infotainment System with Apple car play and JBL premium audio system.
That’s not all, the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD has up to four cup holders inside: two in front and two at the back. Those at the back will first have to pull down the arm rest to make use of this feature.
Looking for a place to sit? The 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD has a well designed front and rear fitted seats with TRD badge stamp on them. The vehicle can conveniently take up to 5 persons.
There is also plenty of leg room to stretch with lots of cargo space at the truck. In fact, the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD has a very spacious interior and a generous AC vent for everyone.
Are you looking for a place to charge? There are up to 5 USB port inside this car. Regardless of where you sit, you can still charge your smartphone conveniently.
Engine & Performance
The 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD has auto-transmission. It comes with a 3.5L V6 engine, 301 horsepower, 267 pound feet of torque and a Sport-exclusive sound from the exhaust.
The 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD is a pleasure to drive on the road, you need to get your hands on the wheel and see how this vehicle slide through bends with much balance.
There are 3 different modes; Eco, Normal and Sport. If you want to have a taste of a super car in Nigeria, you can activate the sport mode on the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD.
Just touch down a little and you are gone. I know many Nigerians like to speed a lot but please remember to put on your seat belts all the time.
Standard Toyota Safety Sense
The 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD comes with a in-house standard Toyota Safety sense that makes you drive more comfortable and easily without compromising safety.
The standard Safety sense feature in this vehicle includes: Pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, full-speed dynamic radar cruise control and automatic high beams.
The 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD also checked our list of must have safety features every mid-size sedan is expected to have in Nigeria. So gone are the days when driving use to be stressful, everything now is easy.
On the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD, you will find a good number of safety features that helps you become a better driver. In this very car, there is Adaptive cornering lights and bird eye view camera with perimeter scan.
You will also find an intelligent clearance sonar with rear cross-traffic braking, blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, star safety system, no cost maintenance plan and roadside assistance.
The 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD cost around $46,000 which is more expensive than the Camry itself.
When you convert the above stated price to naira using the N360 to $1 exchange rate, you will arrive at N16,560,000 in Nigeria.
There also going to be a high performer hybrid version of the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD.