The Toyota RAV4 2019 has been launched several months ago at the New York Auto Show with a fresh and bold look underpinned by the all-new TNGA platform. Hot news is that the Japanese carmaker has decided to make a big bet on this heated-up model with an investment over $1 billion into the RAV4’s production in the next few years.
According to the latest car news, Toyota has spent a huge $1.4 billion CAD ($1.1 billion) in its 2 plants located in Canada, where the new Toyota RAV4 2019 will be made. In detail, the government contributed approximately $ 200 million CAD ($ 257 million) to that figure while officials from Canada and Ontario, each invests up to $ 110 million CAD ($ 85.6 million) each with an effort of creating over 450 new jobs for people.
Toyota invests over $ 1 billion into the RAV4’s production in the next few years
Toyota has spent a huge $ 1.4 billion CAD ($ 1.1 billion) in its 2 plants located in Canada, where the new Toyota RAV4 2019 will be made
The main investment will mostly focus on the all-new Toyota RAV4 2019 Hybrid’s development, which will transfer the car’s production from its hometown - Japan to Ontario facility of Toyota for the 1st time. A similar facility has been also built the non-hybrid Toyota RAV4 since 2008. The investment will not only consist of the hybrid version's development, but also improvements in automation, particularly in plastics and paint.
Finally, a fully electrical Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has been comeback since it was phased out in 2015. The standard gas-powered version will not be sold until this winter and the hybrid variant will follow later in 2019. Still, there hasn’t been any official information about the updated Toyota RAV4 2019 price and it is expected to be revealed later this year.
The main investment will mostly focus on the all-new Toyota RAV4 2019 Hybrid’s development
The hybrid variant will be sold later in 2019
In the meantime, let’s take a look at the newest prices for the RAV4 2018 in the Philippines:
|Model||2017 SRP||2018 SRP||Difference|
|Toyota Rav4 2.5 Active 4x2 AT||P1,295,000||P1,420,000||P125,000|
|Toyota Rav4 2.5 Active+ 4x2 AT||P1,478,000||P1,599,000||P121,000|
|Toyota Rav4 2.5 Premium 4x2 AT||P1,900,000||P1,959,000||P59,000|
|Toyota Rav4 2.5 Premium 4x4 AT||P2,103,000||P2,134,000||P31,000|
|Toyota Rav4 2.5 Premium 4x4 AT White Pearl||P2,118,000||P2,149,000||P31,000|
|Toyota Rav4 2.5 Premium 4x2 AT White Pearl||P1,915,000||P1,974,000||P59,000|
|Toyota Rav4 2.5 Active+ 4x2 AT White Pearl||P1,493,000||P1,614,000||P121,000|
|Toyota Rav4 2.5 Active 4x2 AT White Pearl||P1,310,000||P1,435,000||P125,000|
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Know more about Toyota RAV4 2021
To complement the contemporary sharp-angled design language, the Japanese carmaker created the all-new Toyota RAV4. It sits just on top of the Fortuner for being a more premium crossover-type that can accommodate five occupants. It was initially introduced as a compact SUV to the market in 1994 to provide the demands of urban markets. Now over the years, the Toyota RAV4 has evolved into something more and now part of the fifth-generation model. The Japanese automakers abandon the old rounded style that makes the car appear boxier. Designers of Toyota were inspired by the brand's rugged variety of SUVs, such as the US market midsize Tacoma truck as well as the 4Runner SUV. There are three distinct variants available - the LE worth Php 1.71 Million, XLE with a price tag of Php 1.92 Million, and LTD valued at Php 2.24 Million. The Toyota RAV4 is offered in nine different colors - Dark Blue Mica, Cyan Metallic, Urban Khaki, Red Mica, Attitude Black Mica, Grey, Silver, White Pearl Crystal Shine, and Super White. Furthermore, all the variants are powered by a 2.5-liter Dual VVT-i DOHC four-cylinder gasoline engine. The power plant generates 243 Nm of peak torque output and 202 hp. For safety purposes, Toyota RAV4 features seven airbags, electronic stability control, ABS with EBD, hill start assist, parking sensors, traction control, and the like.