Toyota has announced plans to bring the facelifted Avalon at next week's Chicago Auto Show.

Now in its fourth generation, the Toyota Avalon full-size sedan is about to receive a mid-life facelift which unsurprisingly will bring the latest front fascia treatment seen on recent models. It seems to feature less chrome on both upper and lower grilles while the headlights now have different graphics and come with redesigned LED daytime running lights.

Looking more aggressive, the facelifted Avalon will feature vertical LED fog lights, a slightly sportier front bumper, bigger hexagonal grille and possibly other changes which are not visible from this angle. The interior cabin should also receive a minor revision such as new upholstery choices, trims and other minor bits and pieces.

Chances are the engine lineup will be carried over so expect a 3.5-liter V6 with 268 bhp (200 kW) & 248 lb-ft (336 Nm) teamed up with a six-speed automatic gearbox. The Avalon is also available as a hybrid with a four-cylinder 2.5-liter rated at 154 bhp (115 kW) teamed up with a 140 bhp (104 kW) electric motor and a 245-volt nickel-metal hydride battery pack.

Toyota plans to host the global unveiling of the 2016MY Avalon a week from today on February 12 at the Chicago Auto Show.

Note: We adjusted the exposure of the top image to reveal more details.

Gallery: 2016 Toyota Avalon teased; debuts at Chicago Auto Show

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