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Toyota Revs Up Lineup with New 302 Horsepower RAV4 Prime

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  • The Most Powerful and Quickest RAV4 Ever
     
  • The Most Fuel-Efficient RAV4 Ever
     
  • Projected 0-96 km/h in 5.8 Seconds and an estimated 2.6 Le/100 km fuel consumption
     
  • Available in SE and XSE Model Grades
     
  • Available Colour Head-Up Display, a RAV4 First
     
  • Premium Design Features
     

TORONTO, ON – Nov 20, 2019 – The fifth-generation Toyota RAV4, on a marketplace for hardly a year, is going some-more places than it has ever left before. The attainment of a first-ever RAV4 TRD Off-Road indication was announced progressing this year, and today, during a 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota debuts a new premium, fun-to-drive RAV4 opening indication with an estimated 302-horsepower, modernized all-wheel drive, sport-tuned cessation and disdainful pattern features.

It only happens to also be a first-ever RAV4 plug-in hybrid electric car (PHEV). And so, in serve to an ability to do 0-96 km/h in a projected 5.8 seconds, that is a second quickest acceleration time in a Toyota lineup, it can expostulate an estimated 60 kilometres on battery alone on a singular charge, that is a top EV operation of any PHEV SUV on a market. The RAV4 Prime also has a manufacturer-estimated 2.6 Le/100 km fuel consumption. Welcome to a new section of Toyota SUV performance.

The Toyota RAV4 Prime, a 2021 indication that will arrive in summer 2020, breaks belligerent as a many absolute and quickest RAV4 ever while also being a many fuel-efficient.

The 2021 RAV4 Prime will be accessible in SE and XSE grades, both emphasizing jaunty on-road opening and reward comfort and style. With a plug-in hybrid record advancing, Toyota sees such vehicles as vicious to an altogether foundation plan that will also embody customary variety and battery electric vehicles (BEVs), along with fuel dungeon electric vehicles (FCEVs) like a second-generation Mirai denounced in October.

Think Faster

The Toyota RAV4 Prime builds on a RAV4 Hybrid, that is now a many absolute and many fuel-efficient indication in a line with sales adult 97 per cent over a prior era in Canada and now a best-selling hybrid car on a market. The RAV4 Prime amplifies both opening and efficiency, reflecting Toyota’s 20+ years of hybrid car leadership.

With some-more absolute motor-generators, a newly grown high-capacity Lithium-Ion battery and a upholder converter, a 2021 RAV4 Prime yields an 83 horsepower (hp) burst in sum complement outlay over a RAV4 Hybrid and has a many horsepower in a segment. The ensuing boost in opening is striking: Toyota’s projects 0-96 km/h acceleration in 5.8 seconds quicker than a RAV4 Hybrid (7.8 seconds) and in a joining with luxury/performance SUVs that come nowhere nearby this Toyota’s conspicuous fuel economy. And, notably, a RAV4 Prime uses regular-grade gasoline — only not most of it.

A comparison with an comparison RAV4 offers a clear painting of a impetus of technology. The 2006-2012 RAV4 charity an discretionary 269 horsepower, 3.5-litre gas V6 engine that reached 0-96 km/h in 6.3 seconds, that is a half-second slower than a RAV4 Prime. And, that model’s 9.6 L/100 km total fuel expenditure rating simply pales in comparison.

Sporty and Sportier

Toyota engineered a 2021 RAV4 Prime for a performance-oriented motorist and is therefore charity it in a sporty SE and XSE grades. The SE class is new for a RAV4 Prime, and a XSE is now disdainful to a RAV4 Hybrid. The SE flaunts a sporty opinion with 18-inch embellished and machined amalgamate wheels and an disdainful front grille pattern and front reduce spoiler. Piano black extraneous accents and a embellished grille/diffuser finish a reward look.

The SE’s apparatus is utterly comprehensive, with customary exhilarated front seats, 8-way energy driver’s chair with lumbar adjustment, 7-inch Multi-Information Display, Blind Spot Monitor, Audio with 8-inch touch-screen and a leather exhilarated steering circle and change doorknob with red stitching.

As on a stream RAV4 Hybrid XSE, a Prime chronicle of this class stands detached with a two-tone extraneous paint intrigue pairing a black roof with name colours, including a distinguished new-to-RAV4 Supersonic Red. Exclusive 19-inch amalgamate wheels, a largest ever charity on a hybrid RAV4, have a singular two-tone design. Vertical LED accent lights give a XSE a graphic look, while a discretionary Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) with headlamp auto-leveling partially aims a beams into turns as a motorist steers.

Inside, XSE stairs adult a sport, oppulance and tech with singular SofTex fake leather chair surfaces, wireless smartphone charging, ambient lighting, auto-dimming rearview counterpart with integrated garage doorway opener and a largest multimedia shade in any RAV4 ever. The XSE lets in a sun, moon and stars while gripping a cold during brook with a exhilarated steering wheel, exhilarated back outboard seats, and windshield wiper de-icer, while rain-sensing windshield wipers supplement to convenience.

An accessible Premium Package pushes a RAV4 Prime XSE serve with a RAV4’s first-ever paddle shifters, seperated and ventilated SofTex front seats, RAV4’s initial head-up display, exhilarated back SofTex outboard seats, breathtaking moonroof, digital rear-view mirror, memory driver’s seat, 4-way energy newcomer seat, 5-door SmartKey system, kick-type energy back liftgate, Bird’s Eye View Monitor and yes, more.

How Does It Do That?

Toyota variety have for years demonstrated high opening with low fuel consumption, and now a 2021 RAV4 Prime creates one of a strongest cases yet. The RAV4 Prime uses a differently tuned chronicle of a RAV4 Hybrid’s 2.5-litre four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle gas engine. It produces a same 176 horsepower as in a hybrid, though with 168 lb.-ft. of rise torque during 2,800 rpm vs. a RAV4 Hybrid’s 163 lb.-ft. during 3,600-5,200 rpm.

That creates a useful disproportion in lower-speed performance, while regulating some-more absolute electric motor-generators unequivocally extract a RAV4 Prime’s responses. As in a RAV4 Hybrid, a gas engine and a engine generator work together to broach energetic performance, while both engine generators assign a incomparable Prime battery. 

The RAV4 Prime’s interior space isn’t compromised by a incomparable Lithium-Ion battery, as it is mounted underneath a floor. The ascent position also gives a RAV4 Prime a reduce core of sobriety and extended pushing stability.

Electrified Traction

The RAV4 Prime employs a same chronicle of Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) as a RAV4 Hybrid. In both models, a apart rear-mounted electric engine powers a back wheels when needed, including proactively on acceleration startup and also in reduced-traction conditions.

The AWD complement also reduces understeer during cornering for extended steering stability. Off-pavement, AWD enhances hill-climbing performance. A driver-selectable Trail mode creates it probable to get unstuck by braking a spinning circle and promulgation torque to a education wheel.

With accessible paddle shifters, a motorist can “downshift” to boost a regenerative braking in steps, that fosters larger control when pushing in hilly areas, for example.

All Toyota RAV4 models come versed with customary Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0), that groups a prolonged register of active-safety technologies and capabilities:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD)
     
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
     
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)
     
  • Automatic High Beam (AHB)
     
  • Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)
     

The XSE Premium Package adds Rear Cross Traffic Braking (RCTB) and Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automated Braking (PA w/AB).

Starting with a 2020 indication year, each Toyota Hybrid Battery Warranty is being increasing from 8 years or 160,000 kilometres to 10 years from strange date of initial use, or 240,000 kilometres, whichever comes first.

About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is a disdainful Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sole over 8 million vehicles in Canada by a inhabitant network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and trustworthiness to a vehicles Canadians expostulate and a use they receive. TCI’s conduct bureau is located in Toronto, with informal offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and tools placement centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates dual prolongation comforts in Canada. Having constructed some-more than 8 million vehicles, renouned Canadian models built during these comforts embody Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments during a comforts in Ontario will concede for increasing prolongation of a top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models.

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