2013 Toyota RAV4
The first Recreational Active Vehicle with 4-wheel-drive (RAV4) Toyota has established in 1994 the segment of compact SUVs to life. This is a compact 3-door with a length of just 3.69 meters, designed with four wheel drive was clearly different from conventional SUVs. He distinguished himself by a 2.0-liter engine, a self-supporting body and independent suspension. It was the birth of the compact SUVs.
Today, this segment of the few segments in Europe, where growth is observed. Between 2008 and 2012, sales rose by around 18 percent. In Western Europe in 2011, a total of 772,346 units were sold. In addition, 265,647 customers opted for a inRussland RAV4.
2010 included the segment of compact SUVs 10 models, today it is 19th
Since 1994 up to the current third-generation than 4.5 million units of the RAV4 were sold, more than 1.2 million of them in the European markets.
The new, fourth generation of the RAV4
Also in the fourth generation of the RAV4 remains faithful to the design principles, which he owes his success.
RAV4 drivers from Europe, China and North America were asked what characteristics they value most compact SUVs. The answers were: maneuverability, Easy entry, excellent front visibility, clever packaging, versatility and a trustworthy safe driving behavior even in difficult conditions.
Like all model generations in the past 18 years, the new RAV4 is designed to meet the evolving needs of customers in the segment of compact SUVs: active, lifestyle-oriented families with a desire for a lot of space and great versatility.
The new Toyota RAV4 puts emphasis on its main use as a family vehicle without its traditional strengths of maneuverability, versatility,
compromising high seating position and quality driving behavior on-and offroad.
The new generation model is presented in a unique, advanced design with a quality interior, a larger interior, higher load capacity and greater comfort, versatility and advanced safety features.
With the new drives the Toyota RAV4 lowered CO2 emissions by an average of 11 percent. With a more comfortable and even more dynamic active seating position, a revised suspension, an advanced electric power steering and a new Sport mode for the integrated vehicle dynamics system IDDS the RAV4 convinced by a noticeable increase in stability and agility on dry and wet roads, as well as by a incomparably safe driving experience.
Images : 2013 TOYOTA RAV4
[Source : TOYOTA]