Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Announced

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Looking to retain its grip on the hybrid segment, Toyota will add a hybrid version of its popular RAV4 crossover starting next year.

In a brief announcement Toyota confirmed the introduction of the new model, though provided no details on a possible powertrain.

Most likely is a version of the hybrid setup currently in use in the Lexus NX with a 2.5-liter 4-Cylinder paired with an electric motor to make around 200 hp. In that car fuel economy is rated at 33 mpg city and 30 mph highway, thought look for slightly higher numbers in the lighter RAV4.

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The new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid should set a new benchmark for fuel economy in the compact crossover class.

The RAV4 Hybrid joints the Camry and Highlander hybrids in Toyota’s lineup, alongside the popular Prius models including the Prius liftback, the Prius c, Prius v and Prius plug-in.

The car will officially debut at the New York International Auto Show on April 2nd at 12:30 p.m. EST.

Discuss this story at our Toyota RAV4 forum

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. Find Colum on <a href="http://www.google.com">Twitter.</a>

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