Toyota's 2021 Rav4 hybrid gets a plug

Cornelia Mascio
Ottobre 13, 2019

To accompany the announcement Toyota released a first image of the RAV4 Plug-In Hybrid, showing a model that looks... just like the regular and hybrid models already on the market.

Other parts that make up a hybrid powertrain, such as the electric motors, power electronics controls, inverter, and other parts will have an eight-year/100,000 mile warranty.

The new warranty sees a 24% increase in the years to 10 years and a 50% increase in miles to 150,000.

Buyers of the most popular RAV4 Hybrid Cruiser model now face a wait of more than six months for their cars, although delays vary from model-to-model.

According to the Japanese carmaker, all the 2020 models will offer an upgraded battery warranty of 8 years/150,000 miles from the standard 8 years/100,000 miles.

Along with providing an unspecified all-electric driving range, Toyota said the plug-in would be the most powerful version of the Rav4. Toyota, however, has clarified that the new warranty will exclude all the other components of the Toyota hybrid line.

Toyota has made official a possibility that has been recently suggested by execs as a next step, and all but been confirmed by spy shots: that it will make a plug-in hybrid version of the RAV4 hybrid, and soon sell that in the U.S. Something similar should feature in the RAV4 plug-in hybrid but with a bigger battery and a more powerful electric motor to provide an EV mode.

The presentation will be live-streamed on the Internet, and the crossover will be finished in Supersonic Red for the exterior palette. We'll have to wait until November 20 to get more information on the plug-in hybrid SUV.

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