Toyota could be planning to introduce the RAV4 SUV in the Indian market and the Japanese brand could be evaluating the vehicle for the Indian market as a test mule is undergoing testing on Indian streets. Even if the car comes to India the brand is likely to bring it through under the 2,500 homologation-free rule meaning the car will is likely to cost around the INR 60 lakh mark.
The Toyota Rav4 SUV comes with a hybrid engine and a Plug-in hybrid engine but the brand is likely to bring the former powertrain to the Indian market. While the badging is not completely visible in the spy shots, powering the test mule could be the A25A-FXS series 2.5-litre petrol hybrid engine producing 218 Hp of combined power and 221 Nm of torque. The electrified powertrain comes with a Dynamic Force Electronically controlled CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). In the international market, the car also comes with an all-wheel drivetrain.
Design & Dimensions
The Toyota Rav4 crossover SUV measures 4,600 mm in length, 1,855 mm in width and 1,685 mm in height with a 2,690 mm wheelbase and gets a high ground clearance of 195 mm. The brand’s Toyota New Generation Architecture (TNGA) platform underpins the Rav4 SUV which is also the base for the current-generation Toyota Camry. The Rav4 comes with an imposing front grille with geometrical features, sweptback headlamps with trapezoidal wheel arches, large alloy wheels, a sharply raked rear with a spoiler that integrates with the tailgate, wraparound tail lamps, a chunky bumper applique and twin exhaust pipes with chrome finish.
The Toyota Rav4 features a multi-layered dashboard, control mounted steering wheel, an analogue instruments cluster with digital MID recessed into the dash, a free-standing centrally mounted touch screen infotainment system, a chunky gear selector, automatic climate control, contoured seats, and a lot of intelligent storage spots.
The Toyota Rav4 crossover SUV is likely to arrive by mid-2021 in the Indian market.