Cars New 2020 Toyota RAV4 Black Edition added to line-up
Toyota Highlander 7-seat SUV confirmed for 2021 UK launch
The seven-seat Toyota Highlander is coming to the UK and Europe. The large SUV offers plenty of space and equipment – and should be priced competitively.Already on sale in North America, where it is a best-seller, it will be the first time the Highlander has been offered in Europe.
This is the new Black Edition. It’s a special edition version of the standard , which has been fitted with a range of – you guessed it – black cosmetic tweaks. The new model will go on sale in October this year, but prices have not yet been revealed.
Toyota Highlander adds new seven-seat SUV to brand’s UK line-up
New model to launch as a hybrid-only family wagon in early 2021The Highlander has been available in Japan, Australia and the US for years but next year will market the first time it has been sold in Europe.
Upgrades over the standard RAV4 include new 19-inch alloy wheels, intelligent parking sensors and a black paint finish called Galaxy Black. The SUV’s radiator grille, door mirrors, skid plates, bumper trim and rear spoiler have also all been swapped for gloss black replacements.
Volkswagen T-Roc Black Edition launched
New Black Edition trim level for T-Roc SUV slots in above SE specAs the name suggests, opting for the Black Edition T-Roc means you get a host of exterior trim pieces painted black. The grille, door mirrors, roof rails, exhaust pipes and the 18-inch alloy wheels are all finished in this colour, while the light clusters and rear windows are tinted. You also get a maze-like geometric pattern on the rear pillars, which is exclusive to the Black Edition. All 10 standard paint colours are still available.
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Inside, buyers get black synthetic leather upholstery with contrasting grey stitching and a new black headliner, along with a host of additional equipment. Alongside the car’s standard eight-inch infotainment system, buyers get a digital rear-view mirror, a nine-speaker JBL audio system and a 360-degree parking camera.
Facelifted Toyota Hilux pickup gets punchy new 2.8-litre engine
Updated Toyota Hilux pickup truck will arrive in late 2020At a time when many cars are getting smaller engines, the Toyota Hilux gets a new 2.8-litre engine that will be sold alongside the current car’s 2.4-litre engine. The bigger engine offers 201bhp and plenty of pulling power - Toyota says 0-62mph takes 10 seconds. That’ll make it one of the fastest pickups on sale, and as fast as the range-topping Ford Ranger Raptor.
Like every model in the RAV4 range, the Black Edition is powered by a 2.5-litre four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle petrol-hybrid powertrain, which has a maximum output of 219bhp and 221Nm of torque. Performance figures are yet to be officially confirmed but, like the standard car, 0–62mph should take around eight seconds, while top speed should stand at 111mph.
TRD boss Wilson slams Toyota's "embarrassing" Martinsville performance
Toyota's NASCAR Cup Series performance at Martinsville earlier this month was "embarrassing" despite taking victory, according to Toyota Racing Development USA president David Wilson .Toyota has won four of the first 12 races this season and is attempting to score its third in succession at the Talladega Superspeedway this weekend after Joe Gibbs Racing's Martin Truex Jr won at Martinsville and fellow JGR Camry driver Denny Hamlin took victory in the rain-delayed race at Homestead last weekend.
Like the standard model the Black Edition should boast fuel economy figures of between 47.8 and 49.5mpg and CO2 emissions of between 129 and 133g/km, depending on whether you option the front or four-wheel-drive powertrain.
Out of loyalty to Toyota: Latvala refused Pirelli test job
© Motorsport Images Jari-Matti Latvala did not want to test for Citelli with a Citroen Although he is currently without a fixed cockpit in the World Rally Championship (WRC), Jari-Matti has Latvala turned down an offer from Pirelli as a test driver to help prepare the tire manufacturer for the return to the WRC in 2021. "It would have been very interesting to work with Pirelli. But I had to say no," says Latvala in an interview with ' DirtFish '.
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Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2020 review .
Toyota’s seven-seat hybrid SUV will bring its practicality and economy, but hopefully not its floaty suspension, to Europe next yearInside, Toyota has succeeded in taking the Highlander upmarket with this new model. The upscale cabin, at least on our high-end Limited model, has convincing woodgrain trim, comfy leather seats, an imposing, 12.3in infotainment screen and rock-solid build quality.