Toyota Adds Hybrid Model For 2016 RAV4

Posted by: Bernard Winkelmann onApril 2nd, 2015


Hybrids are infecting the rest of the Toyota Line. Today, in New York, Toyota unveiled the latest RAV4. The Rav4 got a bit of a polishing with new LED headlights, tail lights and bumper treatments. Other improvements include a new cup holder that accommodates your favourite mug with handles and paddle shifters on the new SE trim level.

No engine specs were released, but we are guessing it uses the 2.5 L 4 Cylinder out of the regular RAV4 and adds an electric motor. These two combined make 195hp like it’s corporate cousin, the NX300h.

The 2016 RAV4 will be among the first U.S. models with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), a new multi-feature advanced safety package anchored by automated pre-collision braking. TSS bundles cutting edge safety technologies including:

Pre-Collision System

Forward Collision Warning

Lane Departure Alert

Automatic High Beams

Pedestrian Pre-Collision System

Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

TSS will be standard on 2016 RAV4 Limited grades.

They are offering this package for $500 USD. That is significantly cheaper than most other manufacturers offering the same safety systems.

Enjoy our live photos from the New York Auto Show.

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