The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is going to be crossover model which means that this car might get back to its old days in from to design. When RAV4 was first launched in the market it was a compact SUV. In 2013 this car got bigger in terms of accommodation and turned into a mid-sized vehicle. That design was useful from passenger’s convenience but its look took a beating. With Toyota gearing up for this new vehicle it is expected that their design will once again become sleek besides keeping passengers comfort in mind. It is also heard that there might be two choices of powertrain.
2017 Toyota RAV4: Redesign and Infotainment
Toyota has made it clear that this SUV would have almost the same layout as Toyota C-HR vehicles. Front bumper is expected to be redesigned and bolder along with diamond shaped headlights with dual LED technology is them will feature. The grille will be single framed with honeycombed chrome surrounding it. Toyota logo will be on the grille in horizontal orientation. Wheel base will be sleeker than previous models but the wheels would be wider by a few inches. Body colors would vary according to different trim levels. Fog lights would be present in the bumper. The car will weigh less than its forerunners; hence better aerodynamics can be expected.
The 2017 Toyota RAV4 will get a new 7.2 inches wide LCD touchscreen infotainment system. Plenty of downloadable apps would be present along with Google map services. Climate control devices would be same as that used previously but the sound systems have been modified with 7 speakers instead of previously used five set sound system. Bluetooth connectivity will be available but there is no confirmation about availability of Wi-Fi services. MP3/IPOD slots would also be present.
Seats will be more comfortable and luxurious with the use of Premium quality upholstery leathers which are quite durable. Enormous cabin space is an added advantage along with plenty of space for stuffing with cargos in the back.
The car makers have made it sure that they will make riders feel safer that what they had felt previously during riders. To unsure riders safety airbags have been placed in large numbers in delicate areas within this car especially in the leg space. Along with this lane assist, rear view camera, fog lights with auto sensing technology have been installed.
2017 Toyota RAV4: Engine Specs
The SUV will have 2 engine options. The base models would its four cylinder direct injection drivetrain with 2 liters of intake capacity. These engines would generate 180 HP and optimum torque. Higher models would have a 2.0-liter turbo engine in their system and will generate 260 HP. No details about engine transmission is known as of yet. The new twin scroll turbocharger system will save up to 20% fuel than its fore runners. Since this car would also weigh less than previous models fuel consumption would also be less. Carbon emission has been checked down considerably in RAV4; hence pollution rates would be reduced.
Price and Arrival
The 2017 Toyota RAV4 expected to be launched in the late 2016 or early 2017, and the price would be range between $30,000-$34,000.