2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid coming to PH lineup this February

Updated Feb 22, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It is expected to start at P2.1 million.

Compared to other markets, the electrification of mobility in the country is not as expansive - yet. But for Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP), the country’s leading car company believes that Filipinos are more than ready to further embrace electrification with its hybrid technology.

Toyota RAV4 HEV front view

Toyota RAV4 HEV [Note: Photo shows global model]

That said, TMP confirmed that it will add the new RAV4 hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) to the local lineup this February. HEVs combine an internal combustion engine and electric motor to bring out the best of both worlds. This is a feature that Filipino car buyers can look forward to next month.

“The rapid succession of Toyota’s HEV model introductions in the country is an indicator that hybrid cars are now mainstream. Filipinos are ready for energy-efficient mobility options with less emissions, and Hybrids offer choices that are practical and ready to use in our existing infrastructure and road conditions,” said TMP First Vice President for Vehicle Sales Operations Sherwin Chualim.

The official specs of the Toyota RAV4 HEV weren’t disclosed by the Japanese marque. But the company did say that the new compact crossover variant will be equipped with new advanced safety features. One can expect that TMP is referring to Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), the car brand’s suite of driver-assistance technologies.

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid rear view

It will be the fifth model in the PH lineup with a hybrid powertrain [Note: Photo shows global model]

Upon arrival, the new RAV4 HEV will be joining the Camry, Prius, Corolla Altis, and Corolla Cross as the Toyota models in the Philippines that use a hybrid powertrain. Improved fuel efficiency and performance through the new self-charging hybrid technology are some of the benefits car buyers can expect to get from the upcoming RAV4.

TMP said that it will unveil the full features and specifications of the new Toyota RAV4 HEV soon on its official website and social media channels. The suggested retail price (SRP) is expected to start at Php 2,157,000. Toyota dealerships nationwide will accept reservations for the upcoming model starting January 17, 2022.

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Know more about Toyota RAV4 2023

Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 is a 5-seater compact crossover that is offered in the Philippines with a price that ranges from Php 2,264,000 to Php 2,607,000. The two variants for the RAV4 sold locally is the XLE 2.5 HEV CVT, and the LTD 2.5 HEV CVT. 

Under the hood, this vehicle is powered by a 2.5-liter Dual VVT-I inline-4 gasoline engine working with an electric motor generator. Combined, this hybrid powertrain can produce up to 215 hp and 221 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to its front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT). 

Size-wise, the 2023 Toyota RAV4 is 4,600mm long, 1,855mm wide, and 1,685mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,690mm. 

Locally, the RAV4 competes against the likes of the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, among others. 

₱ 2,264,000 - ₱ 2,607,000

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