Toyota has made its reputation on simple hybrid models, i.e. those that cannot be recharged other than by the reputation of kinetic energy. Since the advent of this technology, manufacturers have turned to other possibilities in order to extend the capabilities of hybrid models.
The plug-in hybrid is today one of the most popular solutions and Toyota is no exception to the rule by gradually revealing different models equipped with this technology. In 2019, the Japanese manufacturer unveiled a rechargeable hybrid version of its SUV, namely the RAV4, including deliveries will only take place from 2021.
The prices have just been announced for France, and the least we can say is that they are full-bodied. Indeed, these start from 61,500 euros, or 13,000 euros more than a simple hybrid version with the "Collection" finish. As usual with Toyota, the level of equipment will be complete but will it appeal to customers? Above all, will that justify the 10,000 euros difference between the Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 (from 51,450 euros) and the Japanese rechargeable hybrid SUV?
The Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid will be available only under the "Collection" trim level and will come with standard hands-free access and starting, 360 ° vision, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, navigation on an eight-inch touch screen or the heated front seats.
As a reminder, under the hood, the Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid is equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine combined with two electric blocks for a cumulative power of 306 H.P.. Enough to achieve 0 to 100 km / h in just 6.2 seconds. Toyota announces a 100% electric autonomy of 65 kilometers.