The SUV segment in India is on the boom. Indian customers prefer the road presence and ground clearance of an SUV with the marginal additional cost. The sub-compact SUV segment is one of the most famous in India. Toyota Fortuner is the most popular SUV in India with Innova dominating the MPV market. Find out below about the 5 things you need to know about the Toyota RAV4.
Dimensions and Platform
The RAV4 is about 4.6 meters long and gets a wheelbase of 2,690mm. It is built on Toyota’s latest TNGA platform. Toyota will bring this SUV by the CBU route thus expect to pay a premium pricing. RAV4 Hybrid is powered by a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder, Atkinson cycle petrol engine paired with an electric motor to develop a combined 218bhp in the two-wheel-drive models with the system put out a slightly bumped up 222bhp in the all-wheel-drive variants.
The Toyota RAV4 is one of the most popular SUVs sold by Toyota in the international market. Currently, the fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 is sold in the overseas market. A floating touchscreen infotainment system was also spotted in the spied testing car.
Features on the international spec car include 8-speed automatic transmission, AWD, Multi-terrain modes, Electronically controlled CVT, and other advanced safety features. Unique features include TRD Off-Road capability, Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD with rear driveline disconnect, and multi-link rear suspension. Advanced safety features include Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 which comes with Full-speed rage Dynamic cruise control, Lane Departure Alert with steering assist and many other features. More about Toyota RAV4- 5 things you need to know below.
Design and Looks
To put it simply, it is a beautiful looking rugged SUV. The sporty design and muscular personality of the Toyota RAV4 has been an inspiration for many new cars. Dual-tone exterior colour options are also available. There is also a dedicated off-road variant of the SUV available for purchase. The dual tip chrome exhaust also continues the sporty look at the rear of the SUV. Integrated rear spoiler and LED taillights make the SUV look much more beautiful. 17/18/19 inch wheel options are present with the Toyota RAV4 in the international market.
Launch and Price
Toyota is expected to import the RAV4 to India via the CBU route under the 2,500 unit import quota. It will remove the need for homologation. However, being a full import expect prices to be in the region of Rs 60 lakh (ex-showroom). Expect the launch of the car by the end of 2022 in India. Toyota also recently unveiled the new Fortuner recently in India.
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