Toyota has announced details on its brand new Toyota Rav4 Plug-In Hybrid model. Bringing over 20 years’ experience of hybrid powertrain technology, the release of plug-in hybrid technology marks a new chapter for the iconic Rav4.
Toyota Rav4 Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain
With an electric range of 46.6 miles and 282.5mpg on WLTP cycle, it offers increased practicality day-to-day. Its electric-only range offers more than the European daily average commute. Plus Toyota claims in urban environments range can stretch to 60 miles, by making the most of the regenerative braking function. On top of that, you benefit from best-in-class emissions of just 22g/km CO2.
The power behind such impressive figures is Toyota’s 2.5-litre four-cylinder Atkinson Cycle petrol engine, the same as used in the standard hybrid Rav4. But in the plug-in hybrid model, it is mated to an 18kWh lithium-ion battery pack and two electric motors. When operating in conjunction, this system has a maximum output of 302bhp and is capable of 0-62mph in as little as 6.2 seconds, which is faster than many conventionally powered rivals.
Using the GA-K platform gives dynamic benefits to the plug-in hybrid Rav4. This enables the battery pack to be situated beneath the floor of the car which ensures the Rav4 Plug-In Hybrid maintains a low centre of gravity for better road stability and improved ride comfort. It also means that cargo capacity is not compromised meaning you still get a generous 520-litres to stow your luggage.
A choice of four driving modes allows you to switch seamlessly from hybrid to purely electric driving. Meanwhile, on board comes equipped with a multitude of functions to ensure you stay connected, informed and entertained for the entirety of your journey. Options include the likes of heated front and rear seats, 230V power outlet, a power tailgate with hands-free kick sensor and a head-up display. The Rav4 Plug-In Hybrid also comes with the latest Toyota multimedia package incorporating a multimedia touchscreen with clear graphics and easy to use controls.
A New Look
Fresh exterior styling enhances the sporty look of the new Toyota Rav4 Plug-In Hybrid. Dark plating on the grille mesh, frame and headlight extensions give it dynamic appeal. Plus thanks to the new metallic finish on the lower bumper moulding the car appears wider and more robust. Finishing off the package comes the choice of 18 and 19-inch wheel designs in a variety of colours.
On the inside, the sportier feel continues with new upholstery designs. The option of ribbed and quilted options with red detailing helps enhance the car’s athleticism. Plus the cabin design offers better refinement for easier use of functions on the move.
Keeping You Safe
For added peace of mind behind the wheel, the Toyota Rav4 comes with a suite of safety equipment. So as well as the benefit of lane departure warning with steering assist comes to the likes of automatic high beam assist and automatic adaptive cruise control. Meanwhile, the road sign assist and pre-collision system with pedestrian detection offers additional protection for the driver and other road users.
Discover More About the New Toyota Rav4 Plug-In Hybrid
Set to arrive in the Spring of 2021 you don’t have long to wait to experience the refined driving and practicality of the new Toyota Rav4 Plug-In Hybrid.
To discover more about the new Toyota Rav4 Plug-In Hybrid, simply register your interest with your local Stoneacre Toyota showroom. You’ll be the first to hear when it arrives in our showrooms, so you can view it in the metal.