Toyota has refreshed the RAV4 model and unleashed a hybrid variant of the iconic crossover dubbed 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid. The facelift is slated to introduce several innovative features, such as new bumper designs, rear-end protectors, and renovated taillights and headlights with optional LEDs.
Apparently, the RAV4 model of 2019 is going to receive a complete facelift. That means we are going to find an entirely new model hitting the showrooms when everything becomes ready. The ongoing model received a complete overhaul back in 2015 when RAV4 obtained a significant boost of trendiness. The 2019 model under review is likely to bear the company’s latest visual aspects and a higher level of expressiveness.
2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid – Body and Trims
As regards to the exterior styling, the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid highlights some additional color options. The front fascia of the vehicle is backed up with impressive lighthouses that come in more forms than the current model. The RAV4 hybrid provides a stronger character that is likely to augment its driving experience. We expect this model to convey the new 17-inch lighting alloy rims.
The U.S lovers of the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid will have to choose from a variety of trims, including LE, Limited, XLE and SE trim. Inside, the new crossover highlights a modified dashboard with a 4.2-inch display. Also gracing the interior is a renovated cup holder with a handle that can now hold the cup higher than in the outgoing model. We also find the updated sunglass holder along with advanced selector of an automatic transmission.
The manufacturer says it plans to improve the quality of finishing materials along with a choice of interior color combinations. The entry-level LE trim gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel and receives a 12-volt power outlet in the rear and auxiliary USB port in front.
The inbound Toyota Rav4 Hybrid comes equipped with a seven-inch multimedia touchscreen system that supports SiriusXM satellite radio and navigation. This crossover will equally include Bird’s Eye-View Monitor and four cameras positioned in the rear and front side mirrors. These cameras facilitate the driving process by providing a real-time picture of what is happening around
The upcoming Toyota Rav4 Hybrid crossover will also prioritize its security aspect. We are going to have a complex security system called the Toyota Safety Sense program. This program highlights such things as automatic cruise control with collision protection, lane-keep assist, and much more.
2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid – Engine and Transmission
The power plant of the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid is little known. However, we believe Toyota will borrow a 2.5-liter L4 gasoline engine from the hybrid Lexus NX 300h. This unit will be tuned to Atkinson cycle and paired with two electric motors, one of which is attached to the rear axle.
The total output of the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid is 197 horsepower. Toyota Corporation has said it will maintain the current six-speed automatic transmission. Regarding the EPA fuel economy ratings, this automobile gets to 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid – MSRP and Release Date
Up to now, we still don’t know when the 2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid will be available for sale. But, several gossips claim the new RAV4 hybrid crossover graces the showrooms in mid-2018 and goes on sale later that year. The entry-level model will kick-start its price at $29,600 while the top-tier is likely to sell at $50,000.