Toyota RAV4 Upgraded with Avensis Diesel

Toyota is continuously looking to upgrade its product range so it today announced that the RAV4 model range will be upgraded with a new diesel powerplant sourced from the Avensis. The new RAV4 will become available in September and will be powered by a 2.2-liter D4-D engine developing 150 horsepower and mated to a six-speed manual or automatic transmissions, a report by informs.

This upgrade is one of the measures taken by the Japanese company to make its product range a bit greener as the aforementioned diesel engine provides reduce CO2 emission figures without neglecting overall output. For example, mated to a manual gearbox, the engine produces 150 grams of CO2 per kilometer, which means the emissions have been reduced by 11 percent from the 2.2-liter diesel powerplant. Furthermore, the total power has been increased from 134 bhp to 148 bhp.

In addition to the aforementioned diesel version, Toyota will also debut a two-wheel drive RAV4 powered by 2.0-liter gasoline engine, the source added. Only available in XT-R trim, this model also includes a six-speed manual transmission but comes with numerous exclusive features such as leather, heated front seats, electric driver seat and keyless entry and start.

Exteriors have been enhanced as well, with the revised front bumper, grille and headlights the first things you'll notice when looking at the car. The new RAV4 also features front fog lights and new 17-inch alloy wheels. In terms of standard equipment, the car comes equipped with Bluetooth, air conditioning, automatic wipers and headlights and heated and electrical exterior mirrors.
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