Toyota redesigns the Avalon for 2019 model year

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With the fifth-generation Avalon, Toyota tries to add some more styling to this model, and overall this sedan has an improved look for the 2019 model as you can see from these photos. Still, as pointed out by Car and Driver, it’s still a car targeting buyers in their fifties.

I like the new front end and the rim options, but there’s little to set this apart from other sedans in the marketplace. And will sales of this segment plummeting, it will be interesting to see how this newly designed model sells.

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Making Your Search for a New Car Easier

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Searching for a new car can be fun and challenging at the same time. You want to find the ideal car, get a good price, and make sure that the car you’ve chosen will be a good value. Fortunately, using popular tools that are available will help you make the right decision.

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Toyota Camry gets a new look

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Here’s a peak at the 2015 Toyota Camry, and you can see that the front end had a very distinctive, all-new design. The Camry and the Toyota brand in general has taken some heat for bland designs in recent years as the brand seemed to rest on its laurels while upstarts like Hyundai released compelling designs.

The new front end and grille for the Camry will definitely draw some attention. Let’s see how buyers react.

  

Caring for you Toyota 4Runner

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The Toyota 4Runner, known in Japan as a Hilux Surf, is a sport utility vehicle that has been in production since 1984. When it first came out, it was a compact SUV, not much more than a Toyota pickup with a fiberglass shell. The Hilux Surf models are frequently exported from Japan to countries like the United Kingdom, Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland.

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Electric competition coming for Tesla?

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Tesla is riding high right now, as the Tesla S is a beautiful car and it’s piling up awards. The company is certainly worthy of all the praise directed its way. But, things are changing quickly in the auto business, as technological innovation is progressing rapidly. Thus, things can change quickly for Tesla as well with competition lurking.

GM and Honda made big news this week with an announcement that they’re teaming up to develop a mass-market fuel-cell system for future cars. The system, which is expected to debut in about 2020, chemically “burns” hydrogen to generate electricity without toxic emissions.

That electricity can then be used to power an electric motor: In other words, these will be electric cars, only without the batteries. GM and Honda also pledged to work on storage technologies for all that hydrogen, as well as on infrastructure — places to “get gas” for your future hydrogen-powered ride.

This doesn’t mean that the world is giving up on battery-powered electrics, of course. Batteries remain heavy and expensive, and take a while to recharge, but Tesla Motors has recently made it very clear that a great car can be built around a big heavy battery pack, despite the trade-offs.

But the GM-Honda link-up, along with Toyota’s recent confirmation that it would launch a fuel-cell car next year (a car that seems likely to be aimed directly at the Model S, by the way), is a good reminder that battery-electrics aren’t necessarily the way forward, just one of several possible ways.

That’s something that investors in any car company, including Tesla, should keep in mind.

Of course, this article is aimed at Tesla investors, and the stock issue is separate from the company and its current and future prospects. The stock may be a bit overpriced yet the company’s outlook can be fantastic.

Tesla has proven to be a leader in this space, and I think they can handle the competition. But the competition will be there.

  

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