The 2018 Toyota RAV4 is widely renown for being one of the most reasonable sport utility vehicles that will be presented to the automotive market. This is a vehicle that will be able to deliver consumers with on and off-road efficiency. This has been contended to be the design that will remedy the lack of off-road prowess afforded by the current model variant. Overall, it is the hope of the automotive giant that the forthcoming model will meet the ever changing needs of automotive consumers. Additionally, there is industry chatter that proclaims that the new variant will undergo modifications that are quite substantial.
2018 Toyota RAV4 – Drivetrain Configuration
It has been widely predicted that the forthcoming variant of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 will garner its power from an inline four, 2.5-liter power unit. The 2.5-liter unit is said to deliver a maximum output of upwards of 176 hp and 172 pounds per feet of torque. This unit will be coupled with an automatic six-speed automatic transmission. The decreased weight of the vehicle, as well as a new air-liquid intercooler, revamped exhaust system and improved suspension, will provide consumers with heightened fuel efficiency. The 2.5-liter hybrid engine option is said to garner an estimated 194 hp and 205 lb-ft of torque will be mated with CVT automatic transmission.
2018 Toyota RAV4 – Redesign Features
As far as the exterior of the vehicle is concerned, the length has been extended by 23 centimeters, to 4,57 meters. This is a vehicle that is said to be adopting a trend that was inaugurated by the latest variants of Toyota vehicles. The front fascia is said to have been embellished that is virtually close to that of the compact Auris. The rear of the vehicle appears to be less successful but the vehicle is able to present a more dynamic crossover that was not previously present in its predecessors.
Within the interior of the cabin, consumers will be presented with an elevated level of luxury. It has been widely stated on unofficial automotive websites that the inspiration for the new cabin was drawn from that of the automotive giant’s luxury Lexus brand. The cabin will also be equipped with the very latest in automotive technologies and, with the exception of a handful of plastics, the cabin is quite well made. Unofficial reports contend that more information regarding the cabin will be presented in the upcoming week by the Japanese motor company.
2018 Toyota RAV4 – Release Date and Price
According to a number of reports, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 will carry a base price within the neighborhood of $32,000. There are also reports that proclaim that the base pricing of $25,500, but the automotive giant has yet to confirm the pricing at this time. Although the official release date has not been announced, industry insiders and experts expect it to arrive in showrooms by the middle of the upcoming year. As we near the end of the year, it is certain that the automaker will begin to release more specified information.