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Toyota Avalon misleading ad?

Toyota Avalon misleading ad?

Its a hybrid but the advert seems to indicate electric, although it is a very nicely done VFX animation commercial. Check it out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXl_m3stdTY

Brian H | 27 February 2013

?? Checked Toyota's website. There is no indication of electric propulsion, or hybrid anything. The Tesla Coils in the ad are for drama, and apparently mean nothing.

http://www.toyota.ca/toyota/en/vehicles/avalon/specifications/mechanical

3.5 Litre, 6-Cylinder, DOHC, 24-Valve, Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), Direct Ignition System (DIS), Acoustic Control Induction System (ACIS), Tier 2 Bin 5 Emissions Rating, Stainless Steel Exhaust System, ECO Mode, Sport Mode

shs | 28 February 2013

I saw an Avalon yesterday and it had the Toyota Hybrid badge on the back. Here is a link to a road test: http://www.edmunds.com/toyota/avalon-hybrid/2013/road-test.html

Brian H | 28 February 2013

So, I guess there's a particular variant which is hybrid. Not easy to find on Toyota's website. Peculiar it's not pushed very hard.

shs | 28 February 2013

On the Avalon page, either scroll down, or click on Models and they list 4 non-hybrid and 3 hybrid models. Not that I want one, I was just curious since I saw one in the post office parking lot the other day.