Car enthusiasts don't particularly care about the Buick-wannabe Avalon. It's an expensive FWD car for older people. Judging by this teaser of a new American-designed sedan for the New York Auto Show next month, Toyota's at least trying to shave the average buyer age in the sub-AARP zone.

The car we'll see next month at the Javits Center is either going to be the production Avalon, or a lightly disguised concept car previewing what the next Avalon is going to look like. The question remains: is some curvy new bodywork enough to make you interested in a front-wheel-drive, full-size Toyota?

Didn't think so.