A constituent amalgam adaptation of the Toyota RAV4 alleged the Toyota RAV4 Prime will accompany the ambit abutting year, the cast has confirmed. Launched at the LA Motor Show, the RAV4 Prime will accept 302bhp and a best electric-only ambit than abounding PHEVs. It’ll battling cars like the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 and the accessible Ford Kuga PHEV back it alcove our shores in the additional bisected of 2020. A bulk will be accepted afterpiece to the car activity on sale.
The constituent Prime archetypal will use the aforementioned 2.5-litre petrol agent as the accepted RAV4 hybrid, but with a added able electric motor and a bigger battery. Toyota is targeting a battery-only ambit of 37 afar and official CO2 emissions of 30g/km, which would be class-leading. The aggregation is yet to acknowledge quoted ammunition abridgement figures.
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Combining the electric motor and petrol agent after-effects in a absolute achievement of 302bhp, which is almost the aforementioned bulk of ability as the performance-focused Volkswagen T-Roc R. As a result, dispatch is analogously impressive, with the RAV4 Prime extensive 62mph in 6.2 seconds. Aside from the Toyota Supra, no added car in Toyota’s accepted UK agency is as fast off the line.
The RAV4 constituent amalgam gets Toyota’s electric four-wheel-drive system, which places a motor on anniversary arbor to ability both sets of wheels. Regenerative braking is adapted to beat up the activity absent in braking, and you can ascendancy the akin of agriculture application two paddles abaft the council wheel. You won’t be able to drive application aloof the accelerator like you can in some absolutely electric cars, but the car’s electric ambit can be topped up while you’re driving.
To accompaniment its able performance, the Toyota RAV4 Constituent Amalgam comes with sportier administration elements, including 18-inch admixture wheels, atramentous trim, a new grille cobweb architecture and a cautiously tweaked bodykit.
We’re yet to see UK specs, but cars destined for the American bazaar will get power-adjustable and acrimonious advanced seats, some covering upholstery and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment arrangement with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa compatibility.
US cars additionally get lots of hi-tech assurance equipment, including adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, a pre-collision arrangement and high-beam assistance.
Read our analysis of the Toyota RAV4 for added information, or see area it appearance on our account of best medium-size and ancestors SUVs.