Toyota RAV4 expected in India Soon

Front Toyota RAV4
The Toyota RAV4 is a successful product for the brand in the Global market. Toyota is looking to increase its SUV range in India by getting the RAV 4 to India. In India it will be a full size premium SUV rivaling the likes of Hyundai Tucson, Jeep compass, etc.

RAV 4

Front grille of the Toyota Fortuner
Toyota RAV 4 is in its 5-th generation in the global market and the same will be entering India. It is based on Toyota’s TIGA architecture. Toyota wants to prove its hybrid tech in India and it will be getting a fully hybrid powertrain.

Dimensions

Side length of the
The Toyota RAV4 is bigger than the Jeep compass and other rivals. It has a wheelbase of 2690mm and a ground clearance of 213mm.
MeasurementsJeep CompassToyota RAV4
Length4405mm4600mm
Width1818mm1855mm
Height1640mm1685mm
Wheelbase2636mm2690mm
Ground Clearance190m213mm

What is Toyota RAV4 powered by?

2.5-liter hybrid engine
The Toyota RAV4 is likely to be powered by a 2.5-liter petrol engine with a strong hybrid system. Combined, the powertrain makes 218bhp and no doubt both performance and fuel efficiency are in check. The model offers an all wheel drive variant that sends 80% of the torque to the rear wheels. The power to the wheels are delivered through a CVT gearbox and is the only option available.

Exterior

off road features in the REV4
The Toyota RAV4 gets a full star when it comes to looks. It looks like the younger brother of the new Fortuner Legender. It gets LED projector headlamps with daytime running lights. The front grille gives it a bulky road presence for Indian liking.

Interior

Front interior
The Interior of the Toyota RAV4 is decent enough. The front dash is more on the premium side with the leather touch. It gets an 8-inch JBL infotainment system with 11 speakers and a subwoofer. The Global model does get a panoramic sunroof which might make it to the Indian market as well.

Interior Space

Rear seats in Toyota REV4
The Interior space in the Toyota RAV4 is quite impressive. The rear seats seem to be comfortable for three.
Toyota RAV 4Jeep Compass
Front Head Room 1003mm1000mm
Front Leg Room 1041mm820mm
Front Shoulder Room 1468mm1300mm
Second Row Head Room 1003mm900mm
Second Row LegRoom 960mm890mm
Second Row Shoulder Room 1432mm1280mm

Toyota RAV 4 in India

Rear view of the REV4
The Toyota RAV4 will be imported in a CBU form and will be priced three times more than the international market. It is expected to be priced at  ₹60 lakhs ex-showroom. We are not sure who are the target customers for the RAV4 considering the price and rivals such as the Jeep compass priced around  ₹25 Lakhs. The price mentioned will be for the hybrid- premium variant of the RAV4 that will be imported to India. It will hit the Toyota showrooms by mid 2021.

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