Yesterday, at the new Yew York International Auto Show, Toyota introduced an all-new version of their extremely popular compact crossover, the RAV4. With the vehicle officially entering its fifth generation for the 2019 model year, we’re extremely pleased to give you a first look at what the updated crossover will offer ahead of its Canadian release date next winter.
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“We’ve got a RAV4 for whatever lifestyle that you’re living, out in the wilderness or within city limits, if you can do it RAV4 will empower it. Now for its fifth generation, RAV4 is once again at the forefront, both for our brand and for this segment. For instance, the all-new Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive with Rear Driveline Disconnect. It’s a first for the segment and for Toyota, it doesn’t get much better than that.”
– Jack Hollis, Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota Motor North America
What’s new in the 2019 RAV4?
As the 2019 RAV4 is transitioning into the crossover’s fifth generation, there are a ton of new things and updates found throughout the vehicle. It’s very architecture and design are different, and a host of new features will come standard or available depending on trim level. Of course the RAV4 Hybrid will be returning for the new generation, but so will the RAV4 Trail edition! Surprisingly, the sportiest RAV4 next year will be the XSE Hybrid, as it will be both the most powerful and most efficient member of the RAV4 family.
There are far too many updates to cover in one blog, so we’ll be filling you in over the course of the next few weeks – peppering in updates on the all-new Corolla Hatchback, Yaris Sedan, and any other new vehicles throughout as well – but we’ll leave you with one idea: you should be excited!