Toyota is set to reveal its freshest crossover car, the 2019 Toyota RAV4, at the upcoming 2018 New York Auto Show. This is a brand new, fifth-generation model that comes a few weeks after the revelation of the 12th-generation Corolla hatchback. This car has been refurbished and given a more affluent interior and a muscular exterior.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Redesign, Exterior
The 2019 RAV4 model is expected to have a more aggressive body with some styling prompts from the Future Toyota Adventure Concept. The front end now has a two-bar grille, lower intake design, and alleviated fog light housing. The rear end retains the same taillights but now includes a smoother lower bumper cladding and brighter bezels. The car will give you a feeling of a Tacoma model or even an FJ Cruiser.
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There will be several distinct lines that run down the crossover side and span above the rear wheels into the taillight. This model is expected to have a more upright body and a raked rear windshield. The crossover is expected to share its blunt front end and squared-off greenhouse with a more daring FT-AC inspired concept. At the front-end should be receiving some significant improvements to make it more dynamic. These modifications will be based on the Toyota’s new TNGA platform.
Toyota RAV4 Redesign 2019
Toyota RAV4 2019 Interior
The interior design of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is expected include latest tech features and “top of the class” materials. Some of the features that you should look out for including Entune 3.0 infotainment system, heads-up display, inbuilt Wi-Fi system, Apple Car Play, and JBL audio. The car will share the same modular platform with some of the latest Toyota models. Some of the models that are already using the TNGA platform are Avalon, Camry, Prius, and C-HR.
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2019 RAV4 interior
The choice of TNGA platform is expected to give the new RAV4 a smooth ride and clear-cut handling capabilities. The safety sense system is expected as a standard for this car. Some of the features expected in this system include lane assist, pre-collision warning, pedestrian detection, auto high-beams, rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control. The cabin is expected to have enough headroom and legroom to comfortably accommodate five 6-footer passengers.
The base engine for this car is expected to an inline-four 2.5-liter petrol engine. Going with the specifications of the Camry 2018 model, this engine should be able to produce 206 horsepower and a torque of 186 lb-ft. This engine is expected to include features like variable cooling, variable valve timing, and multi-hole direct injection. The European Toyota RAV4 2019 of this car is likely to adopt the 2.0-liter engine.
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The previous six-speed transmission system is expected to be replaced by an automatic 8-speed gear system. The hybrid option is also expected and it will share most details with that of the Camry model. The CVT transmission system is expected for the hybrid powertrain. Just like its predecessor, you should expect the six trim levels of Adventure, SE, LE, XLE, Limited, and Platinum. The FWD will remain the standard feature on all trims while the AWD is an optional feature.
Price and release date
This vehicle will be unveiled towards the end of March during the 2018 New York auto show. Its launch should happen either in December 2018 or early 2019. The starting 2019 RAV4 price for the standard FWD model should be in the region of $25,500. The basic AWD model will go for about $27,300 while its loaded XLE model will cost slightly more than $30,000.
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