2014 Toyota RAV4 Preview.
Available in more than 150 countries, three generations of the Toyota RAV4 has more than 4.5 million copies sold since 1994, the European market accounted for more than 1.2 million sales. The design features of the accounting basis for this success remain relevant to the fourth generation model. The new Toyota RAV4 reflects a strong emphasis on the use of the family segment’s core values??. The new RAV4 offers customers distinctive styling, advanced sophisticated, high-quality interior design, a new Integrated Drive System Dynamic and exciting ride with an efficient engine.
2014 Toyota RAV4 Engine.
The exclusion of its 269-horsepower V6, which was a shockingly potent mill in a platform of this size. The V6 in the old RAV4 was like a COPO build for the modern generation, a delight for enthusiasts succumbing to practicality. It was also thirsty and unpopular: less than 10% of RAV4 buyers opted for the joys of horsepower. That, more than anything, is why Toyota has given the new 2013 RAV4 just one engine option: a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder producing 176 horsepower, paired to an entirely new six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive, available on all three trim lines at a $1,400 premium, sends up to 50% of the power to the rear wheels.
2014 Toyota RAV4 Exterior.
The all-new exterior combines the sophisticated, stylish signature elements of the new Toyota frontal design language with clean, frill-free aesthetics and the muscular image of durability expected from a vehicle with its class-leading four-wheel drive credentials.
To the rear, the cabin tapers strongly inwards, contrasting with the width of the lower body and creating muscular shoulders over the rear wheel arches to emphasis the vehicle’s, stable, planted stance. Topped with an integral roof spoiler, the new tailgate itself is now top-hinged, and the spare wheel has been removed to complete the new RAV4′s cleaner, more aerodynamically efficient design. The new RAV4 will be available in a choice of nine body colours, including 3 new to the model range: Greyish Blue M.M., Moss Green and Black M.M.
2014 Toyota RAV4 Interior.
The dynamic, bold architecture of the new dashboard features powerful, upper and lower horizontal beams interrupted by a curved, metal-finish spar. Rooted in the transmission tunnel, the spar frames the driver’s new instrument binnacle, steering wheel and footwell to reinforce the new Toyota RAV4 interior’s more driver-focused credentials. All instrument and switchgear back-lighting is now a Clear Blue colour; a crisp, cool after-dark illumination which brings sophistication and a powerful visual consistency to the new interior.
2014 Toyota RAV4 Price.
Base Price: $23,300