Toyota has unveiled its fifth generation 2019 RAV4 at the New York Auto Show. With the 2019 Toyota RAV4 making its debut at the New York Auto Show, the stage has been set for a great battle among the top SUVs running of American roads. The RAV4 is one of the most popular vehicles running on American roads after the pickup trucks.
Last year, Toyota sold around 400,000 units of RAV4 SUVs in North America. So, the arrival of the all-new 2019 RAV4 SUV at the New York Auto show can be referred as the most important new vehicle of the auto industry debuting at the auto show. 2019 RAV4 SUV gets a new design which looks fresh and updated. The new model is built on the company’s new platform, that is, the Toyota New Global Architecture Platform. If you look at the new SUV’s design then you can find out that it almost closely resembles the FT-AC concept that Toyota showcased at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The size of the Toyota RAV4 has been toned down for the new model. When Toyota says that its model is ‘new’ they really mean it. They have changed the style and design of the new RAV4 SUV and given it a more rugged and chiseled look by omitting the soft lines of the current RAV4. The fender-fairing looks more like the Toyota 4Runner SUV. The wheelbase of 2019 RAV4 is 1.2-inch longer than the outgoing model. The new SUV has become narrower and wider than its predecessor. It has also got a new XSE hybrid sports model available in the line-up. For the hybrid model, Toyota has given more emphasis on dynamics without compromising on fuel economy.
The hybrid model comes with retuned suspension and this makes it the fastest and the best-handling model of the RAV4 family, as informed by Toyota. The 2019 RAV4 has got anew powertrain that has a 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder that comes mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Also, the same powertrain is used for the second generation hybrid system as well as for the continuously variable transmission. Toyota expects that the new powertrain will give RAV4 class-leading fuel efficiency along with increased horsepower and acceleration. For the higher trim nonhybrid models, Toyota has introduced Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive with Rear Driveline Disconnect. The all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 gas models will hit the dealerships during the late 2018 and the hybrid model will available in early 2019.