Toyota Rav4 Plug-In Hybrid announced
21 November 2019
Author: Sean Keywood
Toyota is introducing a plug-in hybrid version of its Rav4 SUV.
The new model is powered by a 2.5-litre petrol engine and an electric motor, with a combined power output of 306hp, which Toyota says can accelerate the car from 0-62mph in 6.2 seconds.
The petrol engine is the same as with the existing hybrid Rav4, but the electric motor is more powerful, and Toyota says it has developed a new, high-capacity lithium-ion battery.
A boost converter has also been added to the hybrid system's power control unit.
According to provisional WLTP figures from Toyota, it will offer a provisional electric driving range of 37 miles, and a CO2 emissions figure of less than 30g/km.
The Rav4 Plug-In Hybrid will be introduced in the second half of 2020.
Prices and UK specs are yet to be confirmed.