Toyota has taken the wraps off the rugged TRD-spec RAV4 SUV at the ongoing Chicago Auto Show 2019. The Toyota RAV4 TRD is based on the latest-gen SUV that made its debut at the New York Auto Show 2018.
The RAV4 TRD, also known as the Rav4 TRD Off-Road, comes with an off-road suspension that is inspired by the Rally RAV4 Race Team. It also gets dynamic torque vectoring, AWD, special Wildpeak all-terrain tyres by Falken that are mounted on TRD 18-inch lightweight alloy wheels and an exclusive TRD interior package as well.
The Rav4 TRD comes with a 206hp, 2.5-litre petrol engine; the same unit found in the standard variant. This engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The model also gets Toyota’s Multi-Terrain Select system as standard, which can be used to tweak the SUVs performance depending on the road condition – Mud & Sand, Rock & Dirt, and Snow. The Toyota RAV4’s MID will show torque allocation and slip control data while in off-road mode. The RAV4 TRD Off-Road also comes with hill-start and descent assist and Trailer Sway Control (TSC).
Closer to home, Toyota is working on a new hatchback that will share its underpinnings with the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Additionally, the brand will also bring in a new compact SUV based on the Vitara Brezza sometime in 2020-21.
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