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New Toyota RAV4 unveiled

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Toyota has unveiled the new RAV4 at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. It will be available in the UK in early 2019.

The car debuted at the New York Auto Show earlier this year sporting a rugged new look.

Two petrol engines have been confirmed for the new model, in line with Toyota’s strategy to ditch diesel.

There will be a 2.0-litre four cylinder and a 2.5-litre hybrid. Both are promised to bring improved efficiency over the existing units.

Toyota says it has redesigned the hybrid powertrain, adding a second electric motor to the rear axle to provide all-wheel-drive and reduce fuel consumption.

It develops 220PS and emits from 108g/km. Fleets can expect more than 60mpg from the new model.

The 2.0-litre engine will also come with all-wheel-drive and the choice of manual or automatic transmissions. In a similar bid to improve efficiency the car will be able to switch to front-wheel-drive when necessary.

Revised dimensions introduce an extra 30mm to the wheelbase, bringing the benefit of more interior space and a larger boot.

The new RAV4 will offer Toyota Safety Sense with an eCall emergency contact function plus 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, LED headlights, push-button start, a seven-inch display audio and 4.2-inch TFT multi-information display.

Features such as 18-inch alloys, smart entry, extensive soft touch cabin trims, larger display screens, leather upholstery, projector LED headlights, rear privacy glass and a power-operated tailgate will also be available.

A new digital rear-view mirror can be used as a conventional, electrochromic auto-dimming mirror, directly reflecting the road and traffic behind the car, or as a digital monitor with a much wider field of vision.



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