Toyota RAV4 Debuts at NY International Auto Show

Toyota RAV4 Debuts at NY International Auto Show

Toyota had the RAV4 as its most sold model in America past year, overtaking Camry and Corolla as 4,00,000 units were retailed in 2017.

Long story short, the 2019 Toyota Corolla is all-new and will ride on the company's TNGA platform, which also underpins the Toyota Prius, the Toyota Camry and the Toyota C-HR, among other models. In fact, the new model has much more in common with Europe's latest Toyota Auris, which was just revealed at the Geneva Motor Show.

Alongside the regular RAV4, a RAV4 Adventure model made its debut, with a bulkier look than the regular model incorporating high roof-rails, wheel-arch extensions, a more aggressive grille, fog-light surrounds and model-specific wheels. Entry-level models can be optioned with the carryover AWD system, hybrids are available with AWD-i, and a new-to-Toyota dynamic torque vectoring AWD, which will be standard on Limited gasoline models and Adventure grade RAV4s. It's a far more mature product with a handsome new look and impressive list of content.

A new 2.5 litre petrol hybrid will be available RAV4 when it arrives in the United Kingdom in 2019, and you'll also be able to opt for Toyota's new 2.0 litre petrol too and, we're assuming, Toyota's new CVT gearbox, at least as an option. An optional 8-inch can be had with navigation, as can wireless charging and a JBL premium audio system.

Everything from the platform up is all-new with this RAV4, which is noteworthy in its dimensions. Toyota says in the news release that this allows the vehicle to send 50 percent of the torque to its rear wheels or distribute to either the left or right side.




The petrol engine will be available with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions and features an updated AWD system that brings a rear disconnect on the automatic transmission versions. Four hybrid variants and six ICE versions are to be offered for the new RAV4, in Toyota's own words.

The all-new RAV4, which will debut at the New York International Auto Show, is wider and lower than the previous version, with improved ground clearance and aerodynamics.

"The combination of Toyota's latest hybrid system and a new Dynamic Force petrol engine will deliver impressive power output and exceptional energy efficiency", Mr Hanley said.

Following the new Avalon and Corolla hatchback, the RAV4 becomes the third vehicle in Toyota's lineup to get Apple CarPlay.

On the safety front, the Toyota RAV4 comes with Toyota's Safety Sense, which includes features like forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and emergency braking, dynamic cruise control, lane departure warning with steering assist, and auto high beams.

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