Toyota has launched the new model RAV4 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) through dealerships in Japan.

Through installation of the newly developed THS II Plug-in system, the new RAV4 achieves maximum system output of 225 kW (306 PS), and maximum employment of the motor enables instantaneous acceleration and deceleration. It adopts the TGNA platform (GA-K) and is equipped with a high capacity lithium-ion battery installed under the floor in the center of the vehicle.

It realizes a BEV driving range of 95 kilometers on a fully charged battery, and a hybrid fuel economy of 22 km/L. The RAV4 gasoline tank has a capacity of 55 L and boasts an incredible cruising range of 1,300 kilometers or more.

Safety and security

  • The new RAV4 comes with Toyota Safety Sense, which employs a pre-collision safety system that detects pedestrians at day and night, as well as cyclists during the day. It is fully equipped with safety equipment for safety and peace of mind, such as Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Parking Support Brakes (Stationary Objects) that helps reduce and/or mitigate damage from collisions during low-speed driving in parking lots, etc.
  • The Display Audio displays a panoramic image of the vehicle surroundings with a bird-eye view, supporting rear visibility and enhancing safety by enabling viewing of blind-spots.
  • The Head Up Display (HUD) helps to prevent driver fatigue by reducing the need for eye movement.