The RAV4 is a true represent of the Japanese giant, which is considered as a leader in car industry. This compact crossover was originally launched in 1994. It is one of the best selling models in class, and also one of the best-selling models from Toyota. This makes it a one of the most important models for the company, so it isn’t wonder that engineers pay special attention when it is about models development. When it is about 2017 Toyota RAV4, the latest reports say that it will come refreshed. It will come with several changes, mostly visual. However, mechanical modifications are expected too.
2017 Toyota RAV4 specs
Current model, which is in its fourth generation came in 2013. If we consider usual cycle of this model, it is expected that 2017 Toyota RAV4 will come refreshed. This mid-cycle update will include many changes. When it is about exterior design, refreshed model will come with several modifications. Most of the changes will come at the front end, where we’ll see a new front fascia, adapted to the company’s latest design language. Besides new grille and headlights, we will see many other modifications. Most of these tweaks will be borrowed from new Toyota CH-R Concept that came recently. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 will also feature many novelties. Although it will come with the same base design, we will see many improvements, both in terms of styling and advanced technologies. Some new standard features are also expected.
2017 Toyota RAV4 drivetrain
When it is about engines, 2017 Toyota RAV4 will use the same units as previous-year model. It will be available in two petrol and two diesel variants. Company also has three transmissions in offer – 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic and CVT. The 2017 RAV4 is expected to come with one big novelty, when it is about powertrain. We will see a new hybrid configuration, borrowed from Lexus NX. This system is consisted of 4-cylinder petrol engine and two electric motors. There will be also a third electric motor with 50 kW, which will deliver power to rear wheels.
2017 Toyota RAV4 release date and price
The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is expected to come late next year. The exact date is still unknown. Price is expected to remain pretty much unchanged. New hybrid model is expected to go around 30.000 dollars.