Monday, 21 October, 2019

Toyota RAV4 PHEV: Plug-in SUV teased, not for Australia

Toyota to extend hybrid battery warranty to 10 years from date of first use/150,000 miles whichever comes first Toyota to extend hybrid battery warranty to 10 years from date of first use/150,000 miles whichever comes
Russell Knight | 13 October, 2019, 04:30

Toyota has made official a possibility that has been recently suggested by execs as a next step, and all but been confirmed by spy shots: that it will make a plug-in hybrid version of the RAV4 hybrid, and soon sell that in the U.S.

The new vehicle, according to multiple sources including Fox News and Jalopnic, will not be a pickup and it will be displayed at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

Instead of highlighting just how efficient the new RAV4 plug-in hybrid will be, Toyota claims the new model will differentiate itself by its performance. That title now belongs to the standard all-wheel-drive Rav4 hybrid, which has 219 horsepower and a combined fuel economy rating of 40 mpg.

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The automaker also announced that all 2020 year models and beyond hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles would get a battery warranty upgrade from 8 years/100,000 miles (whichever comes first) to 8 years/150,000 miles (whichever comes first). That's two mpg better than the standard Prius. Toyota states the plug-in hybrid SUV will have "spirited acceleration, nimble handling, and impeccable style", going so far as to call it "the most powerful RAV4 yet".

Eight vehicles will be eligible for the new warranty: the Avalon Hybrid, Camry Hybrid, Corolla Hybrid, Highlander Hybrid, Prius, Prius Prime plug-in hybrid, RAV4 Hybrid, and Mirai fuel-cell vehicle. It seats five comfortably, has great storage space and offers convenient ingress and egress.

Toyota remains the market leader for hybrid-powered vehicles and previous year in the United States, its vehicles accounted for 44 per cent of all hybrid vehicle sales. Something similar should feature in the RAV4 plug-in hybrid but with a bigger battery and a more powerful electric motor to provide an EV mode.

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