Toyota is bringing in the latest and greatest of Toyota Hybrid technology to the NADA Auto Show 2019 starting with the RAV4 Hybrid and Camry Hybrid. In 1994, Toyota’s launch of the original RAV4 introduced a new kind of car to the world, one that combined the go-anywhere performance and rugged stance of an SUV with compact dimensions and handling more akin to a hatchback. The same spirit is witnessed in the all-new fifth-generation RAV4, a model which brings a new era of improved performance, capability, and safety. These advances that are underpinned by the first use of Toyota’s new GA-K platform in an SUV.
Power and efficiency both make a leap in the 2019 RAV4 thanks to the new 203-horsepower Dynamic Force 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder engine paired with an 8-speed Direct-Shift Automatic Transmission in the gas models. The new RAV4 also remains unique it’s class in offering customers a self-charging, hybrid powertrain. The new 2.5-liter petrol hybrid Dynamic Force, offering 218 DIN hp in front-wheel-drive form and 222 DIN hp with all-wheel drive, will strengthen customer appeal, delivering step-changes in power, responsiveness, and efficiency, with best-in-class fuel economy and emissions levels. The 2.5-liter Hybrid Dynamic Force Engine is a completely new unit that makes significant advances on its predecessor, delivering a better balance between fuel economy and power and achieving world-class thermal efficiency.
At the same time, all-wheel-drive systems have been comprehensively improved to achieve a “drive on any road” capability. The new RAV4 Hybrid’s electric AWD-i system has been re-engineered and enhanced to provide much stronger performance in challenging conditions and secure handling on slippery surfaces. The new RAV4 is also the first Toyota to benefit from additional Toyota Safety Sense features that extend the use of advanced technologies to help prevent accidents and provide greater driver assistance, including systems that introduce a degree of automated driving.
Apart from the RAV4, there’s also the Camry Hybrid which will definitely pull in a lot of eyes at NADA. Inspired by The Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), the luxurious and powerful All-New Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle or self-charging electric vehicle is built to provide a comfortable and stable ride with superior handling, thereby representing unmatched engineering, green solutions, superior technology, design, and performance.
The sedan is powered by a 2.5-liter, 4-Cylinder Gasoline Hybrid Dynamic Force Engine offers a max output of 178 BHP @5700 RPM and max torque of 221 Nm @3600-5200 RPM. Hybrid System Motor Generator delivers a max output of 118 BHP and max torque of 204.1 Nm. While retaining the ethos and magnificence associated with the Camry legacy, the new Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle or self-charging electric vehicle has retained current generation USP like rear-seat comfort and significantly enhanced performance, design, luxury and ride comfort.
While the new exteriors have given the sedan a unique and stylish look, the Camry Hybrid’s cabin is now spacious, elegant and artistic, featuring upscale materials and artistic build quality. The sedan is equipped with best in class 9 SRS Airbags, Anti-Lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control (with Off Switch), ISOFIX and Top Tether Anchor for Child Seats amongst a host of other world-class features.