The company’s best-selling crossover will come completely new as 2020 Toyota Rav4. The redesign of this model is one of the most anticipated things for many SUV lovers. Simply, this model is considered as one of the best small crossovers on the market, along with another Japanese legend – CR-V.
The original Rav4 came in 1994. During these 23 years of production, we have seen many modifications. There are total four generations and the current model is present since 2013. Although it received a facelift that brought many novelties last year, a complete overhaul is more than welcome. For this occasion, we are about to see many changes.
The 2020 Rav4 will come with a new platform, new styling, interior design and also with new powertrain. All these changes will bring so-needed refreshment, which will make the famous SUV competitive once again. The new model will arrive in 2019.
2020 Toyota Rav4 redesign
As we already mentioned, the new 2020 Toyota Rav4 is about to bring many novelties. For this occasion, the company will introduce a crossover that will ride on new platform. The new modular architecture will bring many benefits. One of them is weight reduction. The new model will be significantly lighter than before and this is crucial for good fuel economy. Also, the next generation should feature a longer wheelbase, which brings more space inside and better comfort, eventually.
Besides these technical novelties, the 2020 Toyota Rav4 will also come with a completely new styling. At the moment, it is still hard to predict how exactly the new generation will look like. The current version received a facelift recently and follows the new design language entirely. Most likely, we are about to see some evolutional changes, while the base contour will remain the same. The same thing is expected inside.
2020 Toyota Rav4 engines
Most likely, the base version of the new generation will continue with a familiar 2.5-liter unit. Unlike most of competitors, Toyota will continue with the naturally aspirated gasoline engine, which is still more reliable that turbocharged units. The 2020 Toyota Rav4 will probably use the same updated version of this unit, which already powers the new Camry. Instead of current 176, the new version will be good for more than 200 horses, which is a big improvement. Also, we will see a new 8-speed automatic, instead of the current 6-speed transmission. For the European and some other markets, we will see a 2.0-liter engine, as well as familiar diesel units.
2020 Toyota Rav4 hybrid
The current hybrid version plays an important role on the market, so we are sure that the next generation will continue in the same way. Once again, the 2020 Toyota Rav4 will borrow powertrain from the famous sedan Camry. It is a system that combines electric motor with a familiar 2.5-liter gasoline unit. The whole system will have a max output of around 200 horses, roughly. In all other aspects, hybrid version should feature same characteristics as base gasoline models.
2020 Toyota Rav4 release date and price
The production of the next generation is still pretty far away. According to some prediction, the 2020 Toyota Rav4 will have its premiere somewhere in early 2019, while sales should begin later in the same year. We have no reason to believe in some bigger changes in price, so base models should go around 24.000 dollars. Competition remains the same. There is a whole bunch of amazing models in the class. Some of them are Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Chevrolet Equinox, Hyundai Tucson etc.