Toyota Announces RAV4 AWD Model With 124 PS 2-Liter Diesel [Photo Gallery]
But Toyota's answer has never been to downsize. Their new RAV4 is offered in Europe with a 2.0-liter D-4D turbodiesel with 124PS (122hp) at 6,000 rpm, and 310 Nm (228 lb-ft) of torque. Up until this point, you could only buy this with AWD. Only the bigger 2.2-liter D-4D was available with four motor wheels, but that is more expensive to tax.
A new version has just been announced, one which combines the 2.0-liter D-4D turbodiesel engine with Toyota’s Integrated Dynamic Drive System AWD technology.
The system normally provides a 50:50 split between the front and rear. But under normal driving conditions, all the power is sent to the front, which is more efficient.
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