World debut of the All New Toyota RAV4

New York International Auto Show 2018

Toyota revealed the all new, fifth generation RAV4 SUV at the New York International Auto Show 2018. The first model to be built on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, the RAV4 remains true to its impressive heritage as the original pioneer of the SUV segment, making significant advances in powertrain technologies, dynamic performance, intelligent safety provisions and all-round quality.

Robust Design

The latest iteration of the most popular SUV in the world has a robust design that reflects the “go anywhere” sense of fun and adventure that resonates with young families who enjoy life, whether moving around town or heading off to enjoy sports or leisure. Manoeuvrability has always been one of RAV4’s strongest qualities, and it remains in the new design. 

The TNGA platform with its low centre of gravity and optimised weight distribution strengthens the RAV4’s dynamic capabilities, enabling a more rigid body construction with precise, stable and more accurate responses to driver inputs.

At 4,600 mm long, reductions have been made in the RAV4's front and rear overhangs, while 30 mm have been added to the wheelbase, allowing for an even more spacious and comfortable cabin. Luggage space has been increased, too, with versatility designed-in through folding rear seats, a double load floor and deck side nets. Vehicle width has been increased by 10 mm, giving a more comfortable and spacious cabin for the occupants.

Innovative Driving Dynamics

The All New RAV4 will be available with two powertrains – a self-charging hybrid and a petrol engine - giving better fuel efficiency and power for enhanced driving dynamics.

The all new hybrid electric 2.5 litre powertrain makes efficient use of power from the car’s hybrid system utilising a second electric motor to drive the rear wheels, generating high torque, reducing energy loss, contributing to greater fuel economy and offering excellent AWD performance in different driving conditions. Meanwhile, a new 2.0 litre petrol engine is also available with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions, improved by the introduction of a twin coupling and rear disconnect on the automatic transmission versions.

Published: 28 March 2018

Information correct at time of publication.

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