This is the car that Toyota dealers cheered when they saw it for the first time last winter -- and with good reason. Designed at Toyota's CALTY studio in Newport Beach, the big sedan has an aggressive look combined with a more lavish interior. A hybrid will be available for the eco-minded. Cynics may call it "Big Camry," but against this undistinguished and aging field, the Avalon might as well be Keira Knightly competing in a beauty contest against Joan Rivers.
As the old philosopher said - no good deed goes unpunished. Here's a roundup of this year's car news highlights so far, along with their companion lows.
|Invasive lionfish now on Whole Foods menu - sans poisonous spines|
|Donald Trump under oath: Trump University's promises crumble|
|Verizon reaches deal with 36,000 striking workers May 27|
|Google's plan to kill passwords|
|Weighed down by characters, 'X-Men: Apocalypse' doesn't take off May 26|