The rechargeable “hybrid” Toyota RAV4 was presented last fall in the US with the prefix Prime in the designation, but only now the new version of the “SUV” reached Europe. At the same time, the company shared new details about the power plant of the gasoline-electric crossover, which will be sold in the Old World as the RAV4 Plug-In Hybrid.
The plug-in hybrid is the most powerful and economical modification in the RAV4 range. The power plant includes a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol four (185 hp) of the Dynamic Force family, an electromechanical variator and a pair of electric motors – in front (134 kW) and on the rear axle (40 kW). The total output is 306 horsepower.
The RAV4 Plug-In Hybrid can accelerate to 100 km / h in 6 seconds, and in electric driving mode, a single charge of the 18.1 kWh battery located under the floor of the passenger compartment should be enough for 75 km (WLTP cycle). But even more impressive is the consumption declared by the manufacturer in the combined cycle – one liter per 100 km of track (again according to the WLTP method). The boot floor is raised on the RAV4 Plug-In Hybrid due to additional electrical equipment, so the volume of the cargo compartment is less than that of the basic version – 520 liters versus 580 liters.
From the equipment for the RAV4 Plug-In Hybrid, a multimedia system with a 9-inch screen and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a head-up display, a 230-volt outlet, a complex of active safety systems Safety Sense, and 19-inch wheels are declared.
Sales of the RAV4 Plug-In Hybrid will begin this month, but Toyota has not announced the cost of the crossover.