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14:45  25 november  2019
14:45  25 november  2019 Source:   carbuyer.co.uk

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Toyota expects the new plug - in Prime to arrive at dealerships in the summer of 2020 . 2021 Toyota RAV 4 Prime What it competes with: Subaru Crosstrek plug - in hybrid What it looks like: A carbon copy of the standard RAV 4 , but with a plug - in port Powertrain: 302-hp (combined), 2.5-liter four-cylinder

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A plug-in hybrid version of the Toyota RAV4 called the Toyota RAV4 Prime will join the range next year, the brand has confirmed. Launched at the LA Motor Show, the RAV4 Prime will have 302bhp and a longer electric-only range than many PHEVs. It’ll rival cars like the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 and the upcoming Ford Kuga PHEV when it reaches our shores in the second half of 2020. A price will be confirmed closer to the car going on sale.

The plug-in Prime model will use the same 2.5-litre petrol engine as the standard RAV4 hybrid, but with a more powerful electric motor and a bigger battery. Toyota is targeting a battery-only range of 37 miles and official CO2 emissions of 30g/km, which would be class-leading. The company is yet to reveal quoted fuel economy figures.

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Toyota engineered the 2021 RAV 4 Prime for the performance-oriented driver and is therefore offering it in the sporty SE and XSE grades. As on the current RAV 4 Hybrid XSE, the Prime version of this grade stands apart with a two-tone exterior paint scheme pairing a black roof with select colors

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Combining the electric motor and petrol engine results in a total output of 302bhp, which is roughly the same amount of power as the performance-focused Volkswagen T-Roc R. As a result, acceleration is similarly impressive, with the RAV4 Prime reaching 62mph in 6.2 seconds. Aside from the Toyota Supra, no other car in Toyota’s current UK line-up is as fast off the line.

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The RAV4 plug-in hybrid gets Toyota’s electric four-wheel-drive system, which places a motor on each axle to power both sets of wheels. Regenerative braking is fitted to scoop up the energy lost in braking, and you can control the level of harvesting using two paddles behind the steering wheel. You won’t be able to drive using just the accelerator like you can in some fully electric cars, but the car’s electric range can be topped up while you’re driving.

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The ALL NEW Toyota RAV 4 Prime is ready to raise the bar for performance and efficiency in an SUV. Under the hood is a 2.5L inline-4 compared to two electric

Called the RAV 4 Prime , the plug - in hybrid compact crossover SUV has been positioned as a performance vehicle thanks primarily to a stout 302 horsepower, generated by a 2.5-liter inline-4 at the front The generous battery warranty comes with every Toyota hybrid from the 2020 model year on.

To complement its powerful performance, the Toyota RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid comes with sportier styling elements, including 18-inch alloy wheels, black trim, a new grille mesh design and a subtly tweaked bodykit.

We’re yet to see UK specs, but cars destined for the American market will get power-adjustable and heated front seats, some leather upholstery and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa compatibility.

US cars also get lots of hi-tech safety equipment, including adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, a pre-collision system and high-beam assistance.

Read our review of the Toyota RAV4 for more information, or see where it features on our list of best medium-size and family SUVs.

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