Toyota Motor Corp has launched its new model RAV4 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) in Japan.

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The Toyota RAV4 has pioneered the crossover SUV market and remains the market leader since its inception. The fifth-generation RAV4 was released in April 2019.

Toyota has showcased its popularity with customers, thanks to its superior driving performance delivered by three types of 4WD system, including Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD; design which fuses refinement with SUV-like power; spacious luggage storage; and an interior designed for convenience, making it suited to diverse situations.

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Toyota has disclosed that the new RAV4 aims to boost the fun-to-drive appeal, adopting the newly developed Toyota Hybrid System (THS II).

The front motor and inverter achieve more powerful output than the RAV4 hybrid system, and the combination with the new model, high-capacity, high-output lithium-ion battery achieves maximum system output of 225 kW, facilitating sporty, powerful driving. It has an overall range of 1,300 kilometres and can travel up to 95 km on battery power alone.

The price ranges from 4,690,000 yen to 5,390,000 yen.