Toyota has confirmed that the production of the Avalon will be after the 2022 model year-end. Though the big sedan isn’t going out exactly without a bang. It will not stay unchanged in its final model year. In fact, it will gain an appearance package called the Nightshade Edition. Plus it will lose a trim level.
Toyota Avalon 2022 and XSE Hybrid Nightshade Edition
In fact, the package is already available on many members of the Toyota lineup. Therefore, the Nightshade name should sound familiar. This includes the Prius, the Camry, and the Sequoia. Moreover, it was adding to the Avalon range in 2021. Also, it was pairing with the XSE trim. Yet, for 2022, only the XSE Hybrid is eligible to receive the Nightshade treatment. This would include the Prius, the Camry, and the Sequoia. Also, it was adding to the Avalon range in 2021. Moreover, it was paired with the XSE trim.
Also, for 2022, only the XSE Hybrid is considered eligible to receive the Nightshade treatment. This treatment will add a black finish on the grille, the mirror caps, exterior door handles, exterior trim, emblems, and 19-inch wheels. Plus, the buyers who want an all-black sedan can order the Nightshade Edition in Midnight Black Metallic. Also, the palette includes Wind Chill Pearl and Celestial Silver Metallic. The black upholstery comes standard.
The Nightshade models do come standard with a moonroof, an eight-speaker sound system, and a nine-inch touchscreen with navigation. In fact, like every version of the Avalon, the Nightshade does, in fact, benefit from the Toyota Safety System 2.5+ suite of electronic driving aids. Moreover, it does include the pre-collision warning system with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and also automatic high beams, among other functions.
Also, Toyota is making the Avalon available in six trim levels for its final model year. Gone is the TRD. They are calling XLE, XLE Hybrid, XSE Hybrid Nightshade, Limited, Touring, and Limited Hybrid.
In 1994, the nameplate did launch. It will be retiring after the 2022 model year. At this time, a successor isn’t being planned.