2021 RAV4 PHEV can do Manila-Baguio (and back) four times in one charge

Updated Jun 10, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Check out the impressive hybrid features of the 2021 RAV4 PHEV.

Toyota has launched the new RAV4 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) through its dealerships in Japan on June 8. It adopts the newly developed Toyota Hybrid System (THS II) and the TNGA platform (GA-K).

The Toyota RAV4 PHEV uses a 2.5-liter engine that produces 175 hp and 219 Nm of torque. It is assisted by two motors installed at the front and back. The front motor generates 180 hp and 270 Nm of torque while the rear motor generates 53 hp and 121 Nm of torque.

With all the power output being said, the RAV4 PHEV can go from 0 to 100 kph in just 6.0 seconds. The RAV4 PHEV uses an E-Four electric 4WD system and a high-output lithium-ion battery that produces a maximum system output of 225 kW.

The BLACK TONE variant shown

The BLACK TONE variant shown

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The cruising range is 1,300 kilometers – if the drive to Baguio is in an ideal situation, the RAV4 PHEV can do it four times (back and forth) in one single charge. Realistically speaking, however, that round-trip can be done twice with one charge – still impressive.

Inside, the interior is designed with black and red stitching for a sporty and luxurious finish. Synthetic leather sports seats are equipped to all variants. A 9-inch Display Audio also comes standard that features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

As for safety, the Toyota RAV4 comes with Toyota Safety Sense, which features a pre-collision safety system that detects pedestrians at day and night, and safety equipment such as Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Parking Support Brakes that prevents the car from collisions during low-speed driving.

A red RAV4 PHEV on the road

Production is held at Nagakusa Plant in Japan

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In addition, the RAV PHEV is installed with a panoramic image of the vehicle surroundings with a bird-eye view displayed on the Display Audio and a Head-Up Display (HUD) to assist the driver. 

Toyota offers three variants for the RAV4 PHEV, namely the G, “Z”, and BLACK TONE. We would really love to get our hands on the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle sooner or later. However, TMP hasn’t released any word just yet regarding the matter.

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Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez

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Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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