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Cars 2020 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid revealed with 302bhp

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

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Toyota has revealed the RAV 4 Plug - in Hybrid will offer 38 miles of range and official CO2 emissions of just 29g/km, making it Combining the electric motor and petrol engine results in a total output of 302 bhp , which is roughly the same amount of power as the performance-focused Volkswagen T-Roc

With its plug - in hybrid technology advancing, Toyota sees such vehicles as critical to an overall electrification strategy that will also include standard hybrids and battery electric The RAV 4 Prime amplifies both performance and efficiency, reflecting Toyota ’s 20+ years of hybrid vehicle leadership.

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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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LOS ANGELES — The 2021 Toyota RAV 4 Prime plug - in hybrid was introduced here at the L.A. Auto Show, and although it doesn't have much in the way of visual Toyota says it'll also go from 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds, which should be in contention for quickest alongside the high-output 2020 Ford Escape.

A plug - in hybrid version of the Toyota RAV 4 called the Toyota RAV 4 Prime will join the range next year, the brand has confirmed. Launched at the LA Motor Show, the RAV 4 Prime will have 302 bhp and a longer electric-only range than many PHEVs . It’ll rival cars like the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

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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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Discover the new plug - in 2021 Toyota RAV 4 Prime , the most powerful and efficient RAV 4 yet. Say hello to the RAV 4 Prime . It's our most powerful RAV 4 ever, offering an estimated 302 combined net horsepower And with its advanced plug - in hybrid powertrain and EV-only capability, RAV 4 Prime

Toyota says the system produces 302 bhp in total, emits just 29g/km of CO2 (according to 'WLTP-standard data') and can propel the The RAV 4 Plug - in Hybrid is due to go on sale in the second half of 2020 . A UK release date and pricing details have not been confirmed yet, although it is likely that it

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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