Toyota RAV4 Debuts Bold New Look

The new 2019 Toyota RAV4 has been revealed in NY, built on the TNGA Platform and with a more purposeful look and new engines. It features a version of the TNGA platform that's underpinning every new Toyota nowadays. The Toyota RAV4 is one of the best-selling models from the Japanese carmaker in the U.S. and the company has gone to all measures to give the SUV a total overhaul for the 2019 model year.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, the RAV4 Adventure gets tougher looks that include a unique front fascia, an available contrasting color roof panel, matte black exterior accents, 19-inch alloy wheels, and orange interior cues. It's a far more mature product with a handsome new look and impressive list of content.

In its blue paint with a white roof, the new RAV4 is nearly paying homage to the old FJ models. In essence, this AWD system not only intelligently varies the torque split of the front and rear axle (i.e. 80:20), it also varies the torque split from side-to-side on the rear axle.

The hybrid version of the RAV4 will have a 2.5-litre petrol engine mated to the usual Toyota electric setup - only this time the vehicle features a second electric motor powering the rear wheels, allowing the hybrid version to offer four-wheel drive for the first time.

As with the United States version, the Euro-spec RAV4 will be offered with a choice of two powertrain options.

Another ace up its sleeve is a Toyota-first dynamic torque vectoring system with rear driveline disconnect, which comes as standard on Limited and Adventure versions.

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For the first time in a Toyota sold in North America, the 2019 RAV4 gets a digital display rearview mirror if you go for the range-topping Limited version.

Powertrains will comprise new 2.5-litre hybrid and 2.0-litre petrol units, said to be more powerful and fuel efficient than the current line-up, although Toyota did not announce figures.

At the New York Auto Show, Toyota has shown of the latest vehicles to gain CarPlay with 7- to 8-inch touchscreens as a standard feature.

A 2.0-liter petrol engine will therefore be the standard powerplant in non-hybrid variants, although no hard facts about its power and performance have yet been revealed. Its suspension is sport-tuned, but Toyota says it will deliver "a civilized, quiet ride".

Standard on all vehicles, the technology package includes: pre-collision with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic high beam as well as new-for-2019 lane tracing assist (enabled only with ACC) and road sign assist (identifies and alerts to upcoming signage).

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