Toyota supports the arts with one of their flagship sedans
By Korby Marks
My Mom drives an Avalon.
That’s all I needed to know to give this sleek, newly designed vehicle “favored automotive status” before I even experienced the ride. And when I discovered that the 2011 version of the Toyota Avalon is the official car of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater’s 20-city North American Tour, well my love for this car became downright personal as the neighbor I grew up with 3 doors down is an Alvin Ailey dancer (Asha Thomas).
The Toyota Avalon is a part of our family, a part of our culture and when you drive it, it owns the road. It’s strong yet nimble, quick and well-balanced. It takes curves and turns with the grace and power of an Alvin Ailey dancer and its leather-trimmed seats give the comfort of sitting comfortably in a dance theater watching the performance of a lifetime.
Can’t wait to see if the 2011 model is even better.