Though it seems like such a long time ago, it was less than one year ago we set our eyes on the all-new Toyota Avalon.
Sporting a much more refined look, it is a dramatic shift away from the annual disappointment of styling the previous Avalon has.
I haven't been following when it was set to hit showrooms but I was surprised to have it pass me by while I was sitting in rush-hour traffic this week.
Coincidentally, it was being followed by a white Audi A8 and while there will inevitably be some joker saying we try to work Audi into every story, that's not the case. The all-new Avalon undeniably takes some creative license from the four rings with its A7-inspired roofline.
We said it back at the 2012 New York Auto Show and we're saying it today.
And if you ask us, it isn't a bad thing. The all-new Avalon has a bit of spunk and a much-needed, more unique exterior styling that was completely missing from those old bars of soap on wheels.
That said, we want to know: What do you think of the all-new Toyota Avalon's look ON THE ROAD?