Published: Thu, March 29, 2018
IT | By Jonathon Greene

Toyota Corolla Hatchback Video Review

Toyota Corolla Hatchback Video Review

The newest model boasts safety enhancements and rugged looks.

However, Toyota Canada is in the process of retooling its North Plant in Cambridge, Ont., in order to also build the RAV4 as it moves Corolla production there to the United States.

As for how the new RAV4 looks, it's very much like the FT-AC concept that's been seen in the past and many guessed would form the basis for a new RAV4.

The robust styling of the new RAV4 expresses the strong and capable qualities that define Toyota's approach to the latest iteration of the world's best-selling SUV, notably higher ground clearance and a wider stance.

Petrol versions will also come with the option of a Dynamic Torque Vectoring all-wheel-drive system, which Toyota says can send "50 per cent of engine torque to the rear wheels and distribute it to the left or right rear wheel for improved handling". Using a pair of clutches on the center driveshaft, disconnecting the rear wheels and reducing fuel consumption when all-wheel drive isn't needed. The Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD also works together with the Multi Terrain-Select feature for true off-road capabilities. The engine comes mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission, while the hybrid models will get the existing CVT unit. These two engines are also available in the new Toyota Camry, with the 2.5-litre naturally aspirated delivering 203 hp and the hybrid delivering a net system output of 208 hp. The biggest novelty when it comes to the chassis is, according to Toyota, the fact that it is 57 percent more rigid than the outgoing version.

Following the new Avalon and Corolla hatchback, the RAV4 becomes the third vehicle in Toyota's lineup to get Apple CarPlay.

The Toyota RAV4 is the brand's best-selling model in the USA these days, meaning the importance of this fourth-generation version can not be overstated. This new AWD system will be available on the 2019 RAV4 Limited and Adventure models.

Fuel economy figures for the new 2019 Toyota RAV4 have not yet been released. (20-cm) touchscreen and SiriusXM satellite radio and a premium version with the 8-in. screen and embedded navigation.

An all-new JBL audio system is available for the 2019 RAV4 in some trim points, adding 11 audio speakers on 8 channels with 800 watts of power. The TSS safety suite comprise of various front sensors, cameras and radar to offer features like Pre-Collision System, dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert and lane tracing assist.

Like today's model, the 2019 will be offered with both front and all-wheel drive. But there will not be a diesel version of this RAV4 in Europe or anywhere else for that matter as Toyota has committed to phasing out diesel from its range completely by the end of this year.

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