Toyota RAV4: Now with Hybrid

New York, April 13, 2015

Who invented it? Over 20 years ago Toyota RAV4 brought the first compact SUV on the market. But since then, the fame is significantly faded, at least in this country: Opposite the dominant VW Tiguan be the sales of the RAV4 only one-tenth. Now, new technology and a new look to the Toyota make attractive again.

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The extensive facelift makes the RAV4 have a more harmonious and also creates a family resemblance to the also newly revised Auris-and Avensis models. These new front end with full LED headlights and taillights modified. Interior will have improved the often maligned material appearance Toyota. Here, there are now soft-touch surfaces and new instruments with color TFT display. Upgraded is also in the area of ​​assistance systems: in addition to assistance for traffic sign recognition, for the lane change or the high beams also move an adaptive cruise control, an emergency brake and a 360 degree monitor the program.

clean the go

The engine range is complemented by a hybrid version for the retreaded RAV4, probably comes to us only in early 2016. Work Here a 2.5-liter gasoline engine and an additional electric motor on the rear axle together. In this way an electronic all-wheel drive is realized. Important for team players: The hybrid RAV4 has a towing capacity of 1,650 kilograms and a trailer stability control on board. The prices Toyota makes no claim that currently starts at 25,990 Euros for the RAV4 the front-wheel drive diesel with 124 hp. (rh)