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Toyota RAV4 PHEV

Toyota RAV4 PHEV Design, 2021, front
Toyota RAV4 PHEV Design, 2021, side
Toyota RAV4 PHEV Design, 2021, rear
Toyota RAV4 PHEV Design, 2021, interior

TOYOTA has increased choice in its flagship RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid range with the introduction of a new Design grade version.

Taking its place as the new gateway model in the line-up, the RAV4 Plug-in Design has advanced technology features for safety, multimedia connectivity, comfort and style.

It is priced from £46,495 which is almost £1,000 cheaper than the now mid-range Dynamic grade model.

The car is fitted with the Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system which includes a nine-inch touchscreen, six-speaker audio, satellite navigation and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

The dual-zone air conditioning system has a remote operation function, so the cabin can be warmed or cooled in advance of a journey, and both front and outer rear seats have integrated heaters.

Convenience features include power driver's seat adjustment, a reversing camera, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, smart entry and push-button start and auto-folding door mirrors with integrated puddle lights.

The RAV4 Plug-in is the most powerful version of Toyota's mid-size SUV, with maximum power of302bhp from its 2.5-litre plug-in hybrid system.

It has class-leading performance in terms of zero emissions driving, range, CO2emissions and fuel efficiency.

It operates as an authentic electric vehicle: EV running is its default mode, in which it can cover up to 46 miles in urban driving on a full battery charge and reach speeds of 84mph with no intervention from the hybrid powertrain.

Battery charging cab be done in 2.5 hours using a 230V/32A connection and the car has a theoretical fuel economy of 282.5mpg with emissions rated at 22g/km.

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