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Published: Tuesday, 6/26/2012

New Toyota Avalon to offer hybrid version


DETROIT — Toyota Motor Corp. will offer a gas-electric hybrid version of its all-new Avalon big sedan when the car comes out in the fall.

The company said the new five-passenger Avalon hybrid will get 40 miles per gallon of gasoline in combined city and highway driving, and 39 mpg on the freeway.

The standard Avalon will come with a 268-horsepower, 3.5-Liter V-6 engine that gets 25 miles per gallon in combined city-highway driving and 31 on the freeway.

No prices have been released for either Avalon model. The current Avalon starts at $33,195.

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