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Toyota RAV4 now available as a hybrid!

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Toyota RAV4 now available as a hybrid!

Toyota is building on its reputation as petrol-electric pioneer and market leader, a position it holds firm in collaboration with sister brand Lexus. The new Toyota Cross has just been launched locally, and is the first hybrid vehicle to be built in South Africa, while the Toyota Corolla hybrid was also launched locally, joined by a hybrid version of the best-selling RAV4 SUV.

A hybrid in the automatic sense of the word is a vehicle with a dual-source powertrain, usually combining a petrol engine with an electric motor. In the case of the RAV4, the petrol engine is a 2.5-litre petrol engine that is also used in the Lexus ES 300h and NX300h, as well as the Camry Hybrid in overseas markets. It generates some 131kW of power and 221Nm of torque when operating on its own . The electric motor adds 88kW and 202Nm to the mix, to deliver a total system output of 160kW of power.

The RAV4 Hybrid is a front-wheel-drive model, and power is delivered via a CVT transmission, which seamlessly integrates the two drive sources and delivers an ultra-refined drive. Smooth punchy acceleration, low NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) levels and superb refinement are some of the standout features of the RAV4 Hybrid. And thanks to the very advanced hybrid system, the RAV4 Hybrid boasts a mixed average fuel consumption of a mere 4.7 l/100 km with CO2 emissions registering 107 g/km.

At present there is a single hybrid model in the RAV4 range, and it is graded in tweaked GX trim, which strikes a balance between core convenience spec, value for money and luxury convenience. The RAV4 Hybrid boasts LED head and taillamps complete with DRL's up front, rain-sensing wipers, heated and power-operated side mirrors and keyless entry. Occupants are well catered for with dual-zone climate control, three 12-volt power outlets and multiple cupholders. Driver convenience is boosted by the fitment of cruise control, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, multi-information display, and a tilt & telescopic steering wheel finished in leather and incorporating steering switches.  

The infotainment system centres around Toyota's touchscreen interface, delivering sound output through six speakers and offering connectivity via three USB inputs, Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.

Driver support systems include Park Distance Control (PDC), ABS, EBD, VSC, Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Hill Assist Control (HAC) and Drive Mode Select (Eco/Normal/Power). A full complement of airbags is present, including side and curtain variants, as well as an anti-theft system. The RAV4 Hybrid rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with 225-65-R17 rubber joined by a full-size spare wheel. Roof rails, a rear spoiler, blue Toyota insignia, Hybrid badging and mud guards also form part of the standard repertoire.

The pricing has been set at a very competitive level , R555 300, in anticipation of future government support on New Energy Vehicles (NEV). Toyota South Africa Motors' strategy is to make Hybrid models attainable and offer customers an attractive product package, leveraging the benefits of Hybrid technology without paying significant premiums in order to experience it.

A six-services/90 000km service plan is standard with service Intervals pegged at 15 000km/12- months. Toyota's standard 3-year/100 000km warranty is included and customers have the additional peace of mind of an 8-year/195 000km Hybrid battery warranty. Service and warranty plan extensions can also be purchased from any Toyota dealer (220 outlets).

 

 

 

 

 

I think we need to mention that the Petrol engine generates 131kW of power and 221Nm of torque and the electric motor adds.... [CA1]

Toyota RAV4 now available as a hybrid!

Toyota is building on its reputation as petrol-electric pioneer and market leader, a position it holds firm in collaboration with sister brand Lexus. The new Toyota Cross has just been launched locally, and is the first hybrid vehicle to be built in South Africa, while the Toyota Corolla hybrid was also launched locally, joined by a hybrid version of the best-selling RAV4 SUV.

A hybrid in the automatic sense of the word is a vehicle with a dual-source powertrain, usually combining a petrol engine with an electric motor. In the case of the RAV4, the petrol engine is a 2.5-litre petrol engine that is also used in the Lexus ES 300h and NX300h, as well as the Camry Hybrid in overseas markets. It generates some 131kW of power and 221Nm of torque when operating on its own . The electric motor adds 88kW and 202Nm to the mix, to deliver a total system output of 160kW of power.

The RAV4 Hybrid is a front-wheel-drive model, and power is delivered via a CVT transmission, which seamlessly integrates the two drive sources and delivers an ultra-refined drive. Smooth punchy acceleration, low NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) levels and superb refinement are some of the standout features of the RAV4 Hybrid. And thanks to the very advanced hybrid system, the RAV4 Hybrid boasts a mixed average fuel consumption of a mere 4.7 l/100 km with CO2 emissions registering 107 g/km.

At present there is a single hybrid model in the RAV4 range, and it is graded in tweaked GX trim, which strikes a balance between core convenience spec, value for money and luxury convenience. The RAV4 Hybrid boasts LED head and taillamps complete with DRL's up front, rain-sensing wipers, heated and power-operated side mirrors and keyless entry. Occupants are well catered for with dual-zone climate control, three 12-volt power outlets and multiple cupholders. Driver convenience is boosted by the fitment of cruise control, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, multi-information display, and a tilt & telescopic steering wheel finished in leather and incorporating steering switches.  

The infotainment system centres around Toyota's touchscreen interface, delivering sound output through six speakers and offering connectivity via three USB inputs, Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.

Driver support systems include Park Distance Control (PDC), ABS, EBD, VSC, Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Hill Assist Control (HAC) and Drive Mode Select (Eco/Normal/Power). A full complement of airbags is present, including side and curtain variants, as well as an anti-theft system. The RAV4 Hybrid rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with 225-65-R17 rubber joined by a full-size spare wheel. Roof rails, a rear spoiler, blue Toyota insignia, Hybrid badging and mud guards also form part of the standard repertoire.

The pricing has been set at a very competitive level , R555 300, in anticipation of future government support on New Energy Vehicles (NEV). Toyota South Africa Motors' strategy is to make Hybrid models attainable and offer customers an attractive product package, leveraging the benefits of Hybrid technology without paying significant premiums in order to experience it.

A six-services/90 000km service plan is standard with service Intervals pegged at 15 000km/12- months. Toyota's standard 3-year/100 000km warranty is included and customers have the additional peace of mind of an 8-year/195 000km Hybrid battery warranty. Service and warranty plan extensions can also be purchased from any Toyota dealer (220 outlets).

 

 

 

 

 

I think we need to mention that the Petrol engine generates 131kW of power and 221Nm of torque and the electric motor adds.... [CA1]