Toyota RAV4 TRD SUV revealed

    Rugged Toyota RAV4 Off-Road gets equipment that makes it more capable off the road and cosmetic changes inside and out to reflect the model’s more hardcore nature.

    Published On Feb 08, 2019 01:20:00 PM


    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.

    Also see:

    Next-gen Toyota Hiace leaked online

    Next-gen Toyota Land Cruiser LC 200, Lexus LX to go hybrid

    Toyota bets on body-on-frame construction

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