It is expected that this new 2018 Toyota RAV 4 will have the ability to use a brand new modular platform, being one of the first pioneer cars to actually make use of it. This will allow Toyota as a company to invest a lot more in the car without worrying that it will all be in vain without any ripple effects.
The design will change dramatically as well as the engines but the most important change will most likely be the running gear which will get a brand new all-wheel drive system with advanced specs which in turn will automatically change the performance of the car off road and on road.
2018 Toyota RAV 4 Engine
When we come to the engine, we expect Toyota to drop the already traditional and classic 2.5L from the US market in the favor of much more efficient and premium powerful engines. Two good options that should be considered are the new 1.5 and 2 L engines developed in close cooperation with the BMW.
The base 1.5 liter engine would provide around 18HP and it would only be available with a 6 or 8 speed automatic transmission and a front wheel drive while the more powerful premium version will most likely be able to provide a bit more than 250 HP. The current engine of the RAV4 is 176 HP 2.5L four-cylinder engine with 172 lb-ft of torque, and according to EPA it will deliver an estimated 31 mpg on the highway while on front-wheel drive models.
2018 Toyota RAV 4 interior
Considering the 2018 Toyota RAV 4 interior, things are going to be a bit more different than usual just for the same lazy reason that the older car was almost near perfection. The 2018 Toyota RAV 4 will likely take a whole lot from its layout but it will also add a few new materials like real aluminum and leather as well as providing new infotainment system which will be cheaper and a lot easier to use.
The interior is also very spacious and offers comfort both to the driver and his passengers. Inside the cabin will also be leather seats and air bags for safety purposes. A camera will also be fitted on the exterior and will help while reversing the vehicle. The cargo capacity will also be enhanced and will manage to carry more luggage than the other models. All the seats will be powered for making adjustments and offering comfort.
2018 Toyota RAV 4 Exterior
As said before, the exterior of the car is going to be the biggest game changer on the new 2018 Toyota RAV 4. The front together with the grille will certainly get a whole new design. It is anticipated to come with angular shapes and triangular headlights as well as a very aggressive shape in general appearance. The exterior of the car will have a range of different colors to choose from including black and metallic grey.
In Layman’s language we expect that it will be completely redesigned. The wheels will be an incredible 17 inch and a much improved front and back light fittings. The side mirrors will come both manually and electrically. The model will be both a four wheel drive and front wheel and individual clients will be left with the choice depending on what suits them.
2018 Toyota RAV 4 Price & Release Date
We can only make inferences based on the disclosed features given this far. Something in the range of $ 25,000 to $ 50,000 is what our mule assures us will be acceptable. There are a lot more extras left to spoil the buyers including but not limited to traction and stability control and electronic brake force distribution as well as emergency brake assist among others.
The release date has not yet been confirmed but we will make a follow up and update you accordingly.