Toyota RAV4 Prime – the most powerful crossover in the segment

US Prime version fitted with a hybrid engine with a total capacity of 302 horsepower, is the strongest version of the RAV4 series ever built.

Toyota unveiled the RAV4 Prime ahead of the Los Angeles 2019 exhibition (US). The crossover model is based on the RAV4 Hybrid but has a larger capacity and at the same time the strongest segment, where the presence of Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape, Nissan X-Trail (Rouge).

Toyota RAV4 Prime has not changed much in exterior and interior design compared to the standard version of Hybrid. Vehicles offer two configurations SE and XSE. SE version with sport front bumper, steering wheel painted black masculine. 18-inch wheels.

The RAV4 Prime SE interior features a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an 8-way power driver’s seat, an 8-inch infotainment screen compatible with applications such as Amazon Alexa, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, power control tailgate, spot warning blind.

The XSE version comes with 19-inch wheels, a two-tone exterior with a black painted roof. Vehicles with LED daytime positioning. Inside the cockpit has interior lighting, sunroof, wireless phone charger, 9-inch infotainment screen.

On the Prime version, Toyota first equipped the gear shift lever on the steering wheel for the RAV4 series. More advanced options such as panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheel, HUD display on the steering glass, JBL speaker system. Toyota Safety Sense safety package with functions such as automatic headlights, cruise control, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, sign detection, are standard equipment.

The engine on the Toyota RAV4 Prime combines a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder and rear-mounted electric motor, for a total capacity of 302 hp. This figure is 83 horsepower stronger than the regular Hybrid. The car accelerates 0-96 km / h in 5.8 seconds. CVT gearbox.

RAV4 Prime if only using electric motors, the distance traveled is 63 km, the largest in the Crossover segment using hybrid engines currently. RAV4 Prime mileage specifications are 13 km less than the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid sedan.

Toyota RAV4 Prime goes on sale in the summer of 2020. Prices have not been disclosed.