2021 Toyota C-HR And Avalon Nightshade special editions will increase the number of Nightshade editions to ten in the brand’s US lineup
The Nightshade special edition treatment will be given to the 2021 C-HR and Avalon in the United States by Toyota. While little official details are known, they will follow the Corolla sedan, Corolla hatch, Camry, 4Runner and Sienna in receiving the Nightshade limited edition and the exterior changes will be largely identical to that of the other models.
The Nightshade edition can also be found on the Tundra and Tacoma pickup trucks as well as the Sequoia full-sized SUV derived from Tundra. Cars Direct saw a bulletin issued to fleet owners from Toyota where the existence of the 2021 C-HR and Avalon Nightshade editions were mentioned. Just as in the aforementioned models, both the crossover and the sedan will get a dark exterior theme.
They will definitely stand out from the rest of their range courtesy of the black accents and trims on the outside giving a menacing presence. The black coloured touches will be further enhanced by black wheels. Another information noted in the bulletin is that the 2021 Toyota Avalon Nightshade edition will act a replacement to the Avalon XSE trim.
Customers will have the choice of choosing either the Avalon Nightshade edition or the Avalon TRD if they want to buy something different from the regular version with a more aggressive exterior. The Avalon TRD performance edition is equipped with a 3.5-litre V6 engine, which is good enough to generate a maximum power output of 301 horsepower and 362 Nm of peak torque.
It is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission sending power to only the front axle. In another news, Toyota appears to be working on launching its first compact SUV for India. Likely dubbed the Urban Cruiser, it is nothing but the rebadged version of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
It is expected to have minor exterior and interior updates while the powertrain will remain to be the 1.5-litre four-cylinder K15B mild-hybrid petrol engine that debuted in the facelifted Vitara Brezza earlier this year. It produces 104.7 PS and 138 Nm and is hooked with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed AT.