Toyota Motor North America CEO: People are flocking towards SUVs
Toyota Motor North America CEO Jim Lentz on SUV sales, their large gamble on hybrid vehicles and a USMCA.
Toyota is giving a Rav4 some juice… in some-more ways than one.
The automaker has announced skeleton to exhibit a initial plug-in hybrid chronicle of a best-selling car in a USA that’s not a pickup during a L.A. Auto Show in November.
Along with providing an vague all-electric pushing range, Toyota pronounced a plug-in will be a many absolute chronicle of a Rav4. That pretension now belongs to a customary all-wheel-drive Rav4 hybrid, that has 219 hp and a total fuel economy rating of 40 mpg.
TESTED: 2019 TOYOTA RAV4 HYBRID
The usually plug-in indication Toyota sells currently is a Prius Prime, that provides 25 miles of all-electric pushing and 54 mpg total when using in required hybrid mode. That’s 2 mpg improved than a customary Prius.
Ford is also introducing a plug-in chronicle of a Rav4 competitor, a Escape, subsequent spring. Pricing has not been announced, though Ford pronounced a 209 hp compress SUV will usually be accessible in front-wheel-drive and broach over 30 miles of all-electric range.
Toyota has sold 324,622 Rav4s in a U.S. so distant this year.
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