Toyota’s lineup in the Indian market seems like a replication of the Maruti Suzuki, with replica models like the Toyota Glanza and Toyota Urban Cruiser producing half of their total sales. In Contrast, some of the company’s automobiles include the Toyota Innova Crysta, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla Altis, and Toyota Fortuner, which have been a massive hit in the Indian market
In the coming year, the carmaker’s lineup could witness the addition of another beast known as the Toyota RAV4. This article will educate you about the expected launch date and the special features of this automobile.
Fifth Generation Toyota RAV4 Spotted In India
The Toyota RAV4, a midsize premium SUV, has been spied testing on Indian roads in previous months. Car enthusiasts were expecting its launch in the End of 2021, but most likely to be launched next year. While we wait for this beast’s launch, the company tests its offspring on Indian terrains. The credit for the latest spy shots goes to enthusiast Dhanush, who shows an undisguised variant of the Toyota RAV4.
The newest spy shots of the Toyota RAV4 unveil its intricate designs in terms of both interiors and exteriors. The Toyota RAV4 in its fifth generation is underpinned by the Toyota New Global Architecture -K (TNGA-K) Platform. This architecture also consists of the Camry luxury sedan, brought to the Indian market as Completely Knocked Down (CKD) model and assembled locally by the company at its Bidadi plant situated in Karnataka.
If the carmaker decides to import the Toyota RAV4 under the CBU (Completely Built Unit) route, then Toyota would sell this car at a premium price. On Contrast, the CKD model will bag an aggressive price tag.
Interior & Exterior Highlights
While we have a glance at the interior of this SUV, some notable designs this vehicle has are the 18-inch Alloy Wheels, shark-fin antenna, twin exhaust pipes, and roof-mounted spoiler. The fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 measures about 1,855mm in width, 4,600mm in length, and stands tall by 1685mm. The SUV provides a wheelbase of 2,690mm, resulting in a spacious cabin.
Talking about the cabin, the carmaker has used a minimalist framework for the interiors consisting of a clean dashboard where sits a 9.0-inch Touch-screen Infotainment system and soft-to-touch materials. The cabin has a complete black theme giving the automobile a bolder approach. More features such as a digital driver display, wireless charging, panoramic sunroof, automatic climate control are to name a few.
The fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 is installed with a 2.5 litre, naturally aspirated, four Cylinder, Atkinson cycle petrol engine under the hood, accompanied by an electric motor throwing out 215 bhp.
The engine is installed with a CVT automatic gearbox. The electric motor is fitted on the rear axle, which forwards 80% of torque to the rear wheels, offering e4WD.
As of now, we can’t say when the automaker will launch this cornet on the Indian roads, but nonetheless the patience will be worth it. We will update its official launch date and other details as soon as the carmaker reviews it. So, stay tuned to Auto Tech Portal.