The new Rav4 is roughly the same size as the outgoing model, and will once again be available with a choice of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine or hybrid powertrain when it goes on sale at the end of this year. The RAV4 comes new sharper-looked with new LED headlamps and taillamps, with a roof-mounted spoiler, front and rear skid plates, and a dual exhaust system.
Three different all-wheel drive systems will be on offer - a standard system for gas-powered models, an AWD-i system for Hybrids and a new Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive with Rear Driveline Disconnect system available on Limited and Adventure trims. It's a far more mature product with a handsome new look and impressive list of content. The wheelbase has increased a bit, and so has width, but overall the new RAV4 is ever so slightly shorter in length than the old model.
Well, kind of. That's probably how Toyota will market its butched-up 2019 RAV4.
The Japanese brand's local arm has confirmed the new model will be offered with both a regular petrol version and a petrol-electric hybrid model, both of which will make use of a new 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine.
"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. With the 2019 Toyota RAV4 making its debut at the New York Auto Show, the stage has been set for a great battle among the top SUVs running of American roads.
The model's first top-to-bottom redesign in more than half a decade is coming for USA showrooms with updates the carmaker is betting will cement its lead in the surging small sport utility vehicle segment Toyota pioneered. While the Toyota RAV4 has come nowhere near the Indian market so far, in the USA, the company sold over 400,000 units of the SUV past year with a growth of 15 per cent. All 2019 RAV4s, however, are equipped with Toyota's Entune 3.0 multimedia system encased in a 7-inch touchscreen (optional 8-inch) located atop the center stack.
Following the new Avalon and Corolla hatchback, the RAV4 becomes the third vehicle in Toyota's lineup to get Apple CarPlay. This includes Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection. 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.