Monday, 14 October, 2019

Toyota’s 2021 Rav4 hybrid gets a plug

Toyota RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid Spied Testing for the First Time 2021 Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid bound for 2019 LA Auto Show
Jean Garcia | 13 October, 2019, 04:35

The automaker also announced that all 2020 year models and beyond hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles would get a battery warranty upgrade from 8 years/100,000 miles (whichever comes first) to 8 years/150,000 miles (whichever comes first).

It's an interesting strategy that Toyota claims is responsible for a 150-percent increase in RAV4 Hybrid model sales over the previous generation. The only other brand that offers a longer hybrid battery warranty is Hyundai that offers a lifetime battery warranty for its hybrids and plug-in hybrids.

But, just like every other vehicle maker - and despite a feeling coming from Toyota that plug-in hybrids are not a clever way to go - Toyota has to have a weather eye on upcoming average Carbon dioxide emission regulations which, despite Toyota's hybrid-dominated range, will still be a struggle. The third variant of the RAV4 will make its debut at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show next month. Now it's adding that option to the number one selling SUV in the United States, the 2021 RAV4.

'South Park' Escalates Criticism of Chinese Government in Latest Episode
The episode is also rife with criticism of Hollywood, depicting Randy Marsh on a plane full of Marvel characters owned by Disney. And while information on South Park was still available on a few video streaming sites, episodes could not be played.

Expect to see a similar powertrain in the RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid, but with a larger battery and a charge port. Being able to cover 20 to 25 miles on electricity sounds plausible, as the Prius Prime has an electric range of 25 miles.

But the current RAV4 hybrid has a 1.6kWh nickel-metal-hydride battery pack and a combined rating of 39 miles per gallon.

"Other RAV4 Hybrid models now have different wait times and we urge customers to contact their dealer to discuss options".

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