Toyota RAV4 Hybrid should come to rival the CR-V dominance

Last week, Toyota UK began taking orders for the 5th generation RAV4 Hybrid. This indicates that all the tooling is ready for a right-hand drive production model. So when will UMW Toyota bring this RAV4 to town to challenge the segment leading Honda CR-V?

Coincidentally, we’ve been told that Toyota’s Bukit Raja factory might be ready for to go into full swing in 2019. If the government aims to continue incentivising locally-assembled energy-efficient vehicles, we MAY see the RAV4 Hybrid in showrooms by the end of the year.

For those interested, here’s a video from Toyota UK’s Youtube channel, as well as some specifications for their version of the RAV4 Hybrid. If this is something you’re interested in, why not let your local dealer know?


Urban Khaki, Cyan Splash, Obsidian Blue and Galaxy Black.
Bi-tone Black roof and pillars with White Pearl, Silver Blade, Decuma Grey or Obsidian Blue bodywork.

Platform: Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA)
Engine: 2.5L inline 4 (A25A-FXS) with Hybrid Synergy Drive
Transmission: CVT
Power: 219bhp
Torque: 279Nm
Driven wheels: front or all-wheel drive (AWD-i)
Acceleration (0-100km/h): 8.4 s (8.1s with AWDi)
Safety: Second generation Toyota Safety Sense (Pre-Collission, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Lane Trace Assist, Road Sign Assist, Automatic High Beam, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, E-Call service when airbags deployed)

The standard features include: –
17-inch alloy wheels
Front fog lights
Rear parking sensors
Rain-sensing wipers
Dusk-sensing headlights
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
Push-button start
Roof rails
Parabola LED headlights
Rear privacy glass
Electronic parking brake
Power-adjustable heated door mirrors with auto-folding function
Toyota Touch 2 with eight-inch multimedia touchscreen
Seven-inch colour TFT driver’s multi-information display

Optional features include: –

18-inch alloy five-spoke wheels
Smart Entry
Power back door
Front parking sensors
Projector LED headlights
Power door mirrors with auto-folding function and puddle lights
Heated front seats
Driver’s seat with power slide adjustment and lumbar support and memory function
Full leather seat upholstery
Heated steering wheel
Headlight cleaners
Nine-speaker JBL premium sound system
Panoramic View Monitor
Panoramic roof.
Black five-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels
Heated front sports seats
Bi-tone metallic paint
Black interior headlining
Projector LED headlights
Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Power door mirrors with auto-folding function and puddle lights
Driver’s seat with power slide adjustment and lumbar support and memory function

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