This model always attracts a lot of attention. It is simple – this is the best-selling crossover of the company that is considered as leader in car industry. The RAV4 is a compact crossover, which was originally introduced in 1994. During these more than two decades we saw four generations of it. Current model came in 2013 as 2014 year model, so it is hard to expect any bigger changes yet. However, this company prepares big novelties for 2016 Toyota RAV4. According to the latest reports, we will finally see a hybrid version of this popular crossover.
2016 Toyota RAV4 design changes
As we already said, this model is still fresh and it is hard to believe that we will see some bigger changes on 2016 Toyota RAV4. However, company plans to introduce a hybrid version, which will beside powertrain, also have some other unique features, inspired by other hybrid models of the brand. Compared to standard model, hybrid will feature slightly different front fascia, which will come with come with slightly different, smaller headlights and sharper edges. Rear end will also feature some differences. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 will come with clear-lensed taillights, signature company’s logos for hybrid models and also with a limited color palette. When it is about interior, this version will feature pretty much the same cabin as standard model. The biggest change will be new gauge cluster. However, there is also one important thing that is still under question. It is still unknown will 2016 Toyota RAV4 will come with less legroom and cargo space because of the battery. For now, Toyota didn’t release any information of this kind.
2016 Toyota RAV4 under the hood
The biggest change for the 2016 Toyota RAV4 will be under the hood. New model will come in hybrid variant. For now, exact details are still unknown. However, it is expected that the same 2.5 I-4 unit will be used as sole engine. This means that there will be more than 176 horses for sure, which is total output of base engine. Beside hybrid variant, 2016 RAV4 will be also available with already-mentioned 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine with 176 hp and 172 lb-ft. It will be paired with 6-speed automatic transmission with FWD configuration as standard and AWD as option.
2016 Toyota RAV4 release date and price
We expect to see 2016 Toyota RAV4 this fall. Price of standard model will remain unchanged, while hybrid model is expected to go around 30.000 dollars.