Japanese automaker Toyota is Planning to launch its much-acclaimed Toyota RAV4 model in India. Recently the 5th Generation model of RAV4 has been spotted testing here.
We can expect the SUV to launch by the end of this year. Much likely it will be the hybrid model of Toyota RAV4. As the testing car spotted here was also having a Hybrid badging on it.
In the international market, the RAV4 offers petrol only, a Hybrid and a plug-in Hybrid option to its customers. Just like the Corolla Hatchback, Toyota C-HR and the new Camry. The Toyota RAV4 is based on Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform.
Expected to Launch through CBA Route
Toyota is expected to launch the RAV4 through its 2500 units import quota. It will help the automaker to save money from investments related to local manufacturing. But at the same time, it will increase the SUV cost.
As a full import model, the Toyota RAV4 will cost around Rs 40 lakh. In the future based on market feedback, Toyota will plan the local assembly of RAV4.
Toyota RAV4 other details
Thanks to its TNGA platform the SUV has got a longer wheelbase. That results in good cabin space for rear row passengers. Looks-wise the SUV has got a solid face having horizontal lines passing through the side profiles.
It comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, dual-tone colour options, LED headlights, taillights and more. Inside the cabin, it has got a 08-Inch floating touch screen mounted at the centre of the dashboard. It is also equipped with Toyota Entune 3.0 Audio system. Android auto, apple car play, Alexa and built-in Navigation system.
The other features of the Toyota RAV4 include wireless phone charging, JBL sound system. High-mounted rear camera. And a rearview mirror for improved visibility.
The US-spec model of Toyota RAV4 comes with Toyota Safety Sense. That offer features like front collision warning with pedestrian detection and emergency braking. It also offers Dynamic cruise control, lane departure warning with steering assist, auto high beam functions.
Toyota RAV4 Engine
Talking about the engine The RAV4 comes with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder Atkinson petrol engine paired with an electric motor. That develops a total of 218hp in the two-wheel-drive models and 222hp in the four-wheel-drive variants.
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