The performance specs are currently embargoed in the US but I note that the pre-release material quoted an EV range of around 40 miles (was 39 miles, now 42 miles) while the Japanese specs quote 95km (aka 59 miles) which seems a little odd ...
I guess that I'm just getting impatient to find out that I can't afford one!!!!!
There's been quite a lot of pre-release hype on the internet for this model. Looks very interesting and has a 5.8 second 0-60 time; seriously quick SUV.😊
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Posts: 1,807 Location: West Midlands Primary Vehicle: Toyota Rav4 Year: 2004 Model Spec/Trim: XT3 3 Door (Mrs Ps Rav, and last) in Astral Black Engine Capacity: 2.0 VVTI Fuel Type: Petrol Transmission: Automatic Drive Type: 4WD/AWD
Way to complex for me. Way too pricy as well..... Cars are becoming horribly complicated.
Way too pricey - probably ... EVs tend to be ATM. Prices in Japan are from 4.7M yen which translates to ~£35.5k; prices in the US are from $38.1k which translates to ~£30.7k. If it arrives over here at those sort of prices I'll probably have one; if it comes in closer to £50k I won't ... Hence my interest in the UK release info ... ("no pockets in a shroud" and all that)
The RAV4 PHEV isn't uniquely complex - it has a pedal to make it go, another to make it stop and a turn'y thing to make it go around corners ... seems simple enough to drive to me. Daily, weekly and monthly owner maintenance checks are routine enough - I'd have to remember to plug it in occasionally, and fill it with petrol rather than diesel, but I can probably manage that. Annual servicing will be carried out professionally by Mr T just as it is with my diesel - I can't be faffed with trying to do that myself.
OK, 'infotainment' systems on all modern cars are way too complicated but I'll only have to crack that once to get it set-up the way I want, and I'll get used to all the safety nonsense within a few weeks (or switch it off) but that would be the case for any new car that was worthy of consideration.