2018 Toyota Rav4

Tuesday, November 1st 2016. | Toyota

To complete their lineup, Toyota is developing their mid-size SUV. It is one of the most popular options in the market under the name 2018 Toyota Rav4. Now, this new generation will be much better because some parts will be improved and even new. It is quite promising to see its arrival with big changes. The current model was released in 2013, but the problem was it didn’t have great off-road capability, but for this new model it can deal with any terrains. The cargo has ample space and the towing capacity is improved. It consumes less fuel and it provides more outputs than the previous model. It will complete the demand of urban families who love traveling and it is ready for the global market.

2018 Toyota Rav4 Front Angle

Design

With different styling, 2018 Rav4 comes in bold and aggressive look but in high elegant design. A redesigned grille will complete the front fascia and the bumper has masculine look for its character. The lighter chassis is also added with the use of aluminum and carbon fiber for the steel frame. The headlights are completed with diamond shaped LED technology as well as daytime driving lights for the small grille. There are two big air vents that are separated by the bumper and fog lights for its stylish design at the front part. The sides will get restyled fenders and the roofline is sloped back with roof rack to provide extra cargo. The rear has LED taillights, spoiler, trunk door that can be opened upward and rear view camera. Buyers will basic version can go with 20-inch of alloys and wide wheelbase to provide smooth off-road capability.

Inside, it has spacious cabin design that has been improved with more luxurious look than before. It is completed with wood, aluminum, leather, soft plastic, quality fabric and others to enhance its aesthetic. The cabin has clean look with few buttons and knobs for driver to access it quickly. On the middle of the dashboard, there is a high-definition display for its infotainment and satellite navigation. Toyota will also add USB ports, Bluetooth, CD player and auto dual zone climate control for standard features. Enhanced safety system is also available for 2018 Toyota Rav4.

Engine

There are several engine options to complete wide buyers. The American version will use 2.0 liter inline-four to provide 235 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque power and this engine will be paired with eight-speed auto or six-speed manual transmission gearbox depending on your option. The dropped weight, improved suspension, new air to liquid intercooler and the revised exhaust system, it is possible if the fuel efficiency will be increased by more than 15% than the previous model. The second engine of 2018 Toyota Rav4 will be 1.5 liter to produce 180 hp with the same transmission. It will be used for Europe and Asia market.

Release Date and Price

2018 Toyota Rav4 is expected to hit the showroom in the beginning of 2017 and the price has not been set yet. We bet that it can be about $30,000 to $35,000 depending on the engine options and accessories.