When talking about Toyota’s compact crossover segment RAV4 is among the oldest crossovers that the company produced. It has successfully made a name for itself in the market and its demand has grown manifolds over the years. It has become the best selling Toyota car in the U.S market. The last upgrade that the RAV4 received was back in the year 2013 so it is due time to bring in a fresh model to remain in the competition. The makers are all set to introduce the fifth generation of the car that is the 2019 model. Toyota unveiled the car at the New York International Auto Show, 2018. Although there isn’t much information as the car was teased recently, here are some of the outlines.
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2019 Toyota RAV4 Exterior
Toyota has not revealed many details about the car, there are only fresh pictures available that give us an idea of how the car is going to look and what its shape is going to be like. At this point, only the teaser images are out there which give a vague view. It looks like the new model is going to share a lot of styling with the FT-AC concept crossover that was introduced in 2017 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new 2019 Toyota RAV4 is possibly going to be taller and might come with a off-roaders kind of variant as well.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Interior
Toyota has not revealed anything substantial about the interior of the car which leaves everything on speculations and assumptions. The FT4X that was revealed back in 2017 might be the bases of the new RAV4, obviously with certain upgrades. The makers are definitely going to make the new model drastically different than the previous one as the last model has been around for a long time and now seems to be outdated. It won’t be wrong to expect the RAV4 to be loaded with the latest tech. Previously the makers have avoided both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay but this time both are going to be featured on the 2019 model.
One thing that is sure is that the Toyota Safety Sense features are definitely going to be included in the upcoming model. That means that it is going to be loaded with features like the lane departure warning, automatic cruise control and much more.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Engine
The exterior and interior are going to get a major makeover but it seems that the engine won’t be changed so drastically. The ongoing models come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, with DOHC, 16 valves, and VVT-i variable valve timing. It offers 172 torque and 176 of horsepower. The 2016 version also offered hybrid options. It seems that the engine is going to be somewhat similar to the present model with a little boost to the output and the mileage. The new model is going to have better handling and will offer a smoother ride as it is going to be based on the company’s latest architecture design.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Release Date and Price
The new model should not be much far off in terms of the price. It seems that it is going to be placed in the $25000-30000 bracket for its base model and the upper trims may cost as high as $37000. It is going to be released at the end of the year 2018.
The RAV4 is known for its looks and stylish front grille, we just hope that the new model looks even more stunning with bigger dimensions. This car has already created a lot of buzzes and many people are waiting for its release.