Japanese automaker, Toyota has unveiled the new generation 2019 Toyota RAV4 SUV at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. This is one of the best-selling models from the Japanese carmaker in the US market. With all-new design, new cabin and efficient powertrains, Toyota aims to further improve the RAV4 sales. Toyota had sold over 400,000 units of the RAV4 last year with a growth of 15% in the US market.
The new generation Toyota RAV4 is based on the company’s ‘Toyota New Global Architecture’ a.k.a. TNGA platform, which also underpins the new Camry, Prius, C-HR, and the Corolla hatchback. The RAV4 SUV has a slightly longer wheelbase, which translates into spacious cabin. It is slightly shorter and wider than the previous model. In terms of design highlights, the SUV gets bold muscular lines, new 19-inch black alloy wheels, dual-tone colour options, new LED headlamps and taillamps, roof-mounted spoiler, dual-exhaust system and front and rear skid plates. Also See – Toyota Yaris TRD Variant Unveiled At 2018 Bangkok Motor Show
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 also comes with a refreshed cabin, featuring new dashboard. It also gets a new 7-inch/8-inch floating infotainment system that also has Toyota’s Entune 3.0 audio system, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa and navigation. Other features will include new upholstery, new USB ports, wireless phone chargers and an optional 800-watt JBL sound system. In terms of safety, the new generation RAV4 gets collision warning with pedestrian detection and emergency braking, dynamic cruise control, lane departure warning with steering assist and auto high beams. Also See – Tata’s 7-Seater SUV Launch Details Revealed; To Rival Toyota Fortuner
Powering the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which is available in standard as well as hybrid version. While the standard model comes with a new eight-speed automatic gearbox, the hybrid models will have CVT automatic units. It also comes with AWD systems. Also See – Toyota Rush Is India Bound