The new Toyota RAV 4 is officially presented in the New York Auto Show 2020. Japanese compact crossover Toyota RAV4 of the 5th generation completely changing its image, with aggressive, strict and brutal accents in design, and having moved to the new modular platform TNGA K, became one of the most anticipated premiere auto show in New York. In our review, the new Toyota RAV4 2019-2020 – photo and video, price and configuration, technical characteristics of the 5 generation of the super popular model Toyota RAV 4. Sales of the new generation Toyota RAV4 in America will start at the end of 2020 at a price not yet announced by the manufacturer. However, we can assume that the cost of the 5th generation of the Toyota RAV 4 crossover will be from 25,000 US dollars, which is slightly more than the price of the predecessor – Toyota RAV4 of the fourth generation .
We would like to note that the new generation of Toyota RAV 4 will appear in Europe only in a year, in the spring of 2020, and in Russia motorists will have to wait for a new generation of Japanese crossover for even longer … the novelty will rise on the conveyor of the Toyota plant in St. Petersburg towards the end of 2020. In the meantime, we offer our readers to carefully become acquainted with the new generation of Toyota RAV4 – a potential bestseller of the domestic market. By the way, the predecessor of the new 4-generation crossover was very popular, as in America (more than 408,000 copies were sold in the last year, 2019), and in Russia, where 32931 buyers stopped their choice on the crossover Toyota. At the same time RAV 4 became the most expensive car in the top ten of the Russian market, having placed on the 10th place with a ridiculous lag of 388 cars from Lada XRAY .
Having replaced generation Japanese crossover Toyota RAV4 has cardinally changed externally. From the quiet, and sometimes even dull design of the exterior of the body of the predecessor, there is no trace left. The new generation of the compact RAV 4 crossover from Toyota demonstrates the brutal, rigorous, charismatic and athletic body exterior design with notes borrowed from the Jeep and Lexus crossovers.
The front part of the body of the novelty is formed by a harmonious fusion into a single composition of a large trapezoid of the falshradiator grille, strict headlights and a massive bumper with high fog lights.
On the side, the crossover body shows brutally angular wheel arches with massive plastic pads, powerful and swollen surfaces of wings and doors, a heavily lined back windshield frame, a flat roof line resting on the rear powerful back slopes, a compact stern adorned with charismatic vyshtampovkami.
The rear part of the body of the new generation of Toyota RAV 4 is straightforward, straightforward and attractive. In the presence of high-mounted pointed lights in the LED parking lights, the right rectangle of the large tailgate, a solid bumper with a powerful plastic protection.
The new generation of the crossover, having moved to the TNGA K platform with McPherson struts in the front and the multi-lever system, got a sturdier body, with an increase in the body’s stiffness by 57% compared to its predecessor. At the same time, the new Toyota RAV 4 received large wheelbase dimensions of 30 mm compared to the previous generation of the model, the body of the novelty increased in length by 5 mm and by 10 mm in width, the ground clearance increased by 13 mm, but the height of the body became smaller by 5 mm. It remains only to add that the track of the front and rear wheels has become larger, the maximum size of the wheel rims has grown to 19 inches, and the overhangs of the body have become more compact.
- The external dimensions of the body of the Toyota RAV4 2019-2020 are 4595 mm in length, 1854 mm in width, 1699 mm in height, with 2690 mm of wheelbase and 210 mm of ground clearance.
Strictness and solidity are also observed in the design of the 5th Generation Japanese compact crossover Toyota RAB 4. At the same time, many details of the interior, tools and equipment present in the Toyota RAV4 interior are familiar to Toyota Corolla Hatchback . There is a compact multifunctional steering wheel, a dashboard with a 7-inch color screen centered above the torpedo color screen of the Entune 3.0 multimedia complex (depending on the level of equipment with a diagonal of 7.0 or 8.0 inches), dual-zone climate control .
We also want to note the original architecture of the front panel and the center console, new seats for the driver and front passenger with bright side support rollers, rich equipment of the basic version of the novelty and high-quality finishing materials. To the American motorists, a new crossover Toyota RAV4 is already offered in the basic configuration with a wide range of options: Entune 3.0 multimedia with a 7-inch color touchscreen (Wi-Fi Connect, Amazon Alexa, Apple CarPlay, rear view camera), 8 airbags, climate control , the electric parking brake actuator, the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 safety system (Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beam, Lane Tracing Assist and Road Sign Assist ).
As additional options, the manufacturer offers electric driver’s and front passenger seats, dual-zone climate control, heated front and rear seats, front seat ventilation, panoramic roof with a hatch, electric tailgate opening with a non-contact opening function with a foot swing under the bumper, JBL audio system with 11 speakers with a power of 800 watts, salon mirror with the ability to output images from the rear view camera, leather trim.
For the buyers will also offer two special versions of the new crossover: sport version of the XSE (sportive notes in decorative design, two colored body color, specially tuned for sporty suspension), off-road version of Adventure (powerful bumpers, plastic pads of increased size around the perimeter of the body, massive rails , special rims).
Technical characteristics of Toyota RAV4 2019-2020 year.
The crossover Toyota RAV 4 is built on a modular platform TNGA K, and the closest soplatformnymi brothers of the novelty are the sedans Toyota Camry and Toyota Avalon of the newest generations. For the US market, generation of RAV4 has received two power plants.
The base version of Toyota RAV4 with four-cylinder atmospheric 2.5-liter Dynamic Force (206 HP 249 Nm) in the company with 8 automatic transmissions. The standard drive to the front wheels, but as an option, all-wheel drive with a clutch connecting the rear wheels.
As an alternative, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is equipped with a Toyota Hybrid System power unit consisting of a 2.5-liter Dynamic Force gasoline engine, an electromechanical variator and a separate electric motor for driving the rear wheels. Hybrid power plant has a total power of 180 forces and 221 Nm of maximum torque.
Interestingly, for the expensive new generation Toyota RAV 4 pickings, the Japanese company offers an advanced system of four-wheel drive Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD with individual clutches for each of the rear wheels, which provides control of the thrust vector. In this case, the cardan shaft on both sides is equipped with simple cam clutches, which ensure its complete disconnection when driving along the road. Also in the technical arsenal of the novelty is the Multi-Terrain Select system, which allows choosing the optimal mode of operation of electronic systems for various road surfaces.