TOYOTA RAV4 is the basic vehicle of Toyota’s multi-purpose miniature

The Toyota RAV4 is the basic vehicle of Toyota’s multi-purpose miniature off-road vehicle family. Its name comes from the abbreviation “Active Recreational 4-Wheel Drive Vehicle”, which means “four-wheel drive recreational sports vehicle”.

RAV4 was released in Japan in 1994 and sales doubled the expected value of Toyota. Sold to the United States in January 1996. The body structure of the RAV4 unit is unique among multi-purpose off-road vehicles. On August 26, 2013, Toyota’s new RAV4 was launched in China.

  • Brand Manufacturer Toyotaproposed price315,000 yuan
  • Model sizeThe 4,630m * 1,855m * 1,685m Fuel consumption8.8L / 100km
  • Engine typeDouble overhead camshaft 4 cylinders 16 valves
  • Maximum speed185km / h acceleration time9.6 seconds (0-100km / h)
  • Path of the four-wheel drive
  • Braking methodDisc brake on all four wheels
  • Body weight 1420 kilograms
  • Distance between axles 2660 millimetres
  • Trunk volume 970 litres
  • Fuel tank capacity 57 litres
  • Standard number of seats 5
  • Genuine leather seat material
  • Classification of SUV cars Chinese name Rong Fang

Introduction of the model TOYOTA RAV4

At the Los Angeles Auto Show, which closed in late 2012, the fourth generation of the RAV4 was officially launched. The new model adopts a completely new exterior and interior design style. The overall shape is further extended to urban SUVs, while off-road styling is gradually eliminated from this model. Remove.

For the fourth generation, the official map of the new car was released before the Los Angeles Auto Show. From these official maps, you can see that the appearance of the new RAV4 can no longer be found in the previous model, and the overall view is more The elegant but angular design is hard to find in this model. The new bodywork adopts a large surface area of curves and arches, and after attending to the aesthetics of modern people, its “urbanization” style is also more intense.

A new generation of Toyota RAV4 was officially presented at the Shanghai Motor Show that closed this year, and this was also the car’s first national debut. The new RAV4 was launched abroad in March this year and has received a good response from the market. Recently, we learned that the car is expected to be launched and sold in China on September 10, 2013. The new car has been improved in interior, appearance and power. Its appearance is obviously closer to the new generation Toyota Auris, and the design of the external spare tire on the rear door is cancelled. In addition, the 2.5L engine replaced the 2.4L engine and the transmission was replaced by a continuously variable CVT transmission and a six-speed automatic manual transmission.

The model is the basic vehicle of the Toyota family of multi-functional miniature off-road vehicles. Its name comes from the abbreviation “Active Recreational 4-Wheel-Drive Vehicle,” which means “four-wheel-drive recreational sports vehicle. RAV4 was released in Japan in 1994 and sales were double the expected value of Toyota. Sold to the United States in January 1996. The body structure of the RAV4 unit is unique among multi-purpose off-road vehicles. In order to reduce the price, Toyota installed this minicar almost entirely from Toyota warehouse parts: Camry engine, Celica transmission system … etc.
Two-wheel drive models are front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive models are equipped with a central differential control system. The 1997 RAV4 was only slightly improved. To counteract its rival Honda CRV, after six years of waiting, Toyota exhibited the new RAV4 at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year. It was named the best small SUV in 2001 by the American magazine “Voice of Consumers”.

The new RAV4 has both three-door and five-door models. The air intake, front and rear bumpers make the SUV feel more prominent, and the enlarged lights and Toyota logo are more striking. The wheelbase has been extended by 80 mm and the interior has been enlarged. The height and width of the car are wide and comfortable. The interior design of the carriage is very flexible and can be adjusted in many ways like a minivan, and the rear seats can be slid back, folded and turned. The engine is equipped with 1.8 liter 125 horsepower and 2.0 liter 150 horsepower. Due to the use of Toyota’s variable inlet valve timing technology with extremely superior power output, mid-speed torque is increased and fuel consumption is reduced. The 2.0-liter model retains the popular constant time four-wheel drive used in the current model, while the 1.8-liter model has only a front-wheel drive mode.

The highlight of the RAV4 is that its configuration is far superior, fixed speed cruiser, EPS electric power steering, sliding and reclining rear seats with one button, all as standard. In addition to the classic lower version, the entire RAV4 series is also equipped with the VSC body stability system, 6 airbags, TRC traction control system, HAC 2012 Toyota RAV4 Uphill assistance system, automatic limited-slip differential In addition, the smart key, one-button start and DAC downhill assistance system are adapted to most models. The top of the two trips is also equipped with an electronic voice navigation system with a 6.5-inch wide-screen LCD DVD.

The transmission systems on both models provide a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed automatic transmission. The independent front and rear suspension retains the original design and adds a front stabilizer bar to improve cornering performance. ABS with electronic brake-force distribution is standard on the 5-door model. Dual airbags, front seat belts with pre-tensioning devices and anti-collision side beams provide ample safety for drivers and passengers. The front seat is Toyota’s WIL (Reduce Head Injury) seat. The seat frame, headrest position, seat back structure and recoil-lock design help reduce head injuries in rear-end collisions.

The new RAV4 was launched in Japan in May this year and will be introduced to the European market in the summer. Honda CR-V, which is also aimed at the youth market, is its strongest competitor. It seems that Toyota has realized that this is a field with great potential and is winning the hearts of young people by continuously launching active models.

On April 10, 2009, the FAW Toyota RAV4 urban SUV was officially launched in Beijing. Ten two-displacement, five-level models are priced at 189,800 to 264,300 yuan, of which the 2.0L capacity is a two-wheel drive model. The 2.4L displacement is a four-wheel drive model. There are a total of 5 two-displacement configurations and 10 models. As of the 11th, 319 dealers nationwide are moving towards the annual sales target of 50,000 vehicles. The target of the competition is, of course, the old enemy Dongfeng Honda CR-V. Domestic production of RAV4 triggered a battle between the two in China. From the perspective of RAV4’s own quality, FAW Toyota has made great efforts for this battle.

On January 28, 2010, Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. submitted a recall report to the State Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine in accordance with the requirements of the “Recall Management Regulations for Defective Cars”, and decided to start on February 28, 2010. 75552 RAV4 vehicles produced between March 19 and January 25, 2010 will be recalled.

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