January sales of the 2013 Avalon sales totaled 4,840, up 50% in the first full month of sales.
The large sedan, unveiled at the 2012 New York Auto Show, is built on the same platform as the Lexus ES. It went on sale in the U.S. in December 2012.
Overall, Toyota (TM - Get Report) January sales rose 21% to 141,514 units. "The sales pace we saw in the fourth quarter of last year rolled into January, exceeding our expectations for the industry," said Bill Fay, general manager, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A, in a prepared statement. "With the 2013 Avalon and 2013 RAV4 off to a great start, our focus remains firmly on new products and taking care of our customers."Follow @tedreednc -- Written by Ted Reed in Charlotte, N.C. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Ted Reed