4 Wheel-Drive Toyota RAV4 2011

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Since the first generation Toyota RAV4 (Recreational Active Vehicle with 4 wheel drive) was launched in Europe in 1994, more than one million customers have come to appreciate the compactness, maneuverability and flexibility, combined with the reliability of more advanced four-wheel drive system in the segment.

Although the compact SUV segment in the European market has remained stable at slightly less than 5% of total vehicle sales, segment recently took a new group of customers who bought an SUV is a proposal is more emotional than rational.

These customers still appreciate the high driving position, spaciousness, flexibility and security to offer a compact SUV, but have less need for 4WD. Instead, they put more emphasis on distinctive, sophisticated styling, interior design and top quality fuel efficient, environmentally friendly performance combined with an interesting driving experience. Making its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show this year, a new, expanded coverage of the Toyota RAV4 meet each of these application models, without sacrificing any of the core values of Toyota’s compact SUV.

Immediately identify it as the latest addition to a range of Toyota, Toyota’s new RAV4 offers a more sophisticated design chromeaccented before, highlighting the vast size of the vehicle and stable position.

Displaying a unique system of Toyota Easy Flat seats, Toyota RAV4 interior retains all the flexibility, practical and flexible for the active lifestyle customers have come to expect from this compact SUV, while the perceived quality further enhanced by the availability of new leather / Alcantara seats.

Offers a variety of 2WD and 4WD variants, all of Toyota RAV4 engine line-up benefits of Toyota Optimal Drive technology, resulting in low emissions and fuel consumption. 4WD option to return the class leading emissions and fuel consumption for the second version with Multidrive S Valvematic manual transmission and 2.0 liter gasoline engine, as well as manual and automatic 2.2 D-4D diesel 150 models.

Toyota RAV4 range gives customers more flexibility in the choice of an ideal combination of degrees and powertrain. The four classes-UP1, UP2, leather / Alcantara and Premium is now available with a wider choice of engines.

Sophisticated quality smooth interior exterior design

Toyota RAV4 successive generations have followed the same revolutionary “design elements of modern powerful” that created the compact SUV market with the launch of the Toyota RAV4, first in 1994. The main attributes of compactness, maneuverability and flexibility combined with the most sophisticated four-wheel drive in the winning segment of Toyota RAV4 and a high proportion of constant compact SUV market in Europe.

Not sacrifice core values, the Toyota RAV4 is designed to attract a new group of customers who want more style, sophistication with a unique sophisticated, premium-quality interior design.

Exterior design

Toyota’s latest generation of dynamic compact SUV has a new design that combines sophisticated style before, city-chic aesthetic image durability expected from a vehicle with a class, the head of four-wheel drive power.

New wider, horizontal bar type design radiator grille reminiscent of the Avensis Verso and Toyota RAV4 directly identified as the newest addition to the Toyota range. This is flanked by new headlights, incorporating the style of a projector low-beam headlights, which merged into the new hood and front fender design that emphasizes the wide track of the car and posture dynamics.

New, full width front bumper features a stable position of aerodynamic forces is a compact SUV. Addition chrome accent grille, hood fog lights and surrounding molding to enhance the premium quality of the new design.

In profile, the Toyota RAV4 combination packagings Heritage spaceefficient of belt-line silhouette and features that suppress generation Toyota compact SUV. At the back, flanked by a prominent, highly visible light-emitting diode (LED) lamp cluster, Hung-side rear door that is overhanging the rear bumper, providing a practical, not flat and level of access in the cargo hold. The back door has a roof spoiler that houses the integrated high-mounted, LED brake lights.

Toyota RAV4 is available in ten exterior colors, including three new models in the range: Pearl White, Dark Red Steel and the District.

Interior Design

Toyota RAV4 Accuracy in Crisp improve the quality of compact premium SUV from Toyota. Elimination of recess each row, panel gaps and the tight fit between the surface level is highlighted by technical excellence and contribute to the perceived quality of the design.

And the perceived quality of the Toyota RAV4 interior is further enhanced by the availability of new leather / Alcantara seats.

Thanks to the unique Toyota Easy Flat seats, Toyota RAV4 retains all the flexibility, practical and flexible for the active lifestyle customers have come to expect from this compact SUV. By using one of the two lever to touch, easily accessible from the rear door, rear seats can be folded flat to the floor load space without having to remove any cushion or support the header.

Toyota Optimal Drive applied to the entire line-up engine

Sport Utility Vehicles are under increasing pressure to improve their environmental performance. Strengthening Toyota lead in environmentally friendly, sustainable mobility, Toyota RAV4, the engine line-up benefits of Toyota Optimal Drive, various technologies presented at the Paris Motor Show 2008.

Toyota Optimal Drive has a combination of a very wide range of technology and improvement of internal programs designed to optimize the balance between performance and driving pleasure with the fuel better and lower emissions.

Various core technology focuses on three main aspects of powertrain development: first, reducing the weight of powertrain, the use of super-lightweight and components for engine and transmission, on the other hand, minimizing friction and mechanical losses and, third, to maximize combustion efficiency.

Equipped with Toyota Optimal Drive, Toyota RAV4 engine range offers unparalleled balance between the movement and the disk before the performance and class four-wheel CO2 emissions that lead to variations in both gasoline and diesel.

2.0-liter gasoline engine Valvematic

Available in 2WD with a gearbox six-speed manual and 4WD Toyota with Integrated Active Drive system coupled with a six-speed manual transmission or Multidrive S, 1987cc, 4 cylinder Valvematic DIN hp/116 developing 158 kilowatts at 6200 rpm and torque of 198 Nm at 4400 rpm.

When equipped with 2WD and manual transmission, this device provides a 0-100 km / h acceleration time 10.2 seconds and a top speed of 185 km / h

Combined into 4 wheel drive and manual transmission, the engine provides a 0-100 km / h in 10.5 seconds and a top speed of 185 km / h Transmission offers Multidrive S 0-100 km / h in 11.0 seconds.

Both times combined with manual transmission and 4WD versions S Multidrive back in class for fuel economy and CO2 emissions.

Transmission Multidrive S

2.0-liter engine can be equipped with Valvematic S Toyota Multidrive very advanced Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) system. Ensuring an unlimited number of reports through two pulleys in a belt cone and high strength steel, Multidrive S offers exceptional softness, smooth driving experience.

Because the CVT system makes the engine more efficient at a certain speed vehicle, it combines cruising speed with low noise CO2 and fuel consumption, but can also maintain the ideal ratio for maximum engine power supply for maximum performance.

A button ‘Sport’ choosing a more responsive, to maximize the power ratio, giving a smoother drive. S is also equipped Multidrive seven-speed sequential manual mode, with gear selection is by the shifter or steering wheel mounted paddle shifts.

2.2 liter D-4D 150 diesel engines

Mated with a six-speed manual transmission, 2.2 D-4D 150 is available with 2WD or 4WD Integrated Active Drive System. The 2231cc unit develops 150 kW DIN ch/110 at 3600 rpm and 340 Nm of torque at 2000-2800 rpm. With a top speed of 190 kilometers per hour, the machine offers 2WD 0-100km / h acceleration time 10.0 seconds and 10.2 seconds with a 4 wheel drive.

Once paired with a six-speed automatic and 4WD, 2.2 D-4D 150 apartments other benefits Toyota Diesel Clean Advanced Technology (Toyota D-CAT), which includes diesel particulate filters and NOx reduction (DPNR). Thus equipped, 2.2 D-4D 150 offers a performance from 0-100 km / h in 10.8 seconds and a top speed of 185 km / h

When combined with the 4 wheel drive, the device returns to in-class CO2 emissions for both manual and automatic transmissions.

Six-speed automatic transmission

2.2 D-4D 150 is a six-speed automatic is smooth and fast response while maintaining an impressive level of comfort by eliminating the shock difficult. A “sport” mode provides a more aggressive move by using the AI-Shift Control (Artificial Intelligence Shift Control).

New transmission also features a new item, 6-speed Sport Direct Shift manual control selector with gear selection mode M is carried by lever change in speed or direction of change wheelmounted rowing. M-mode provides a driving experience more sporty, with the lock-up used in the function of speed for 2-6 wide variety of gear ratios possible.

6-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic is also included, the opening of a second gas “to maximize the speed and ease of downchanges. Multidrive The S transmission, drivers can also use the paddle shift temporarily disable the automatic mode.

2.2 liter D-4D 180 diesel engines

Also equipped with Toyota D-CAT technology, and mated to a six-speed manual transmission with the 4WD system Integrated Active Drive, powerful 2.2 D-4D develops 180 DIN hp/130 unit 177 kilowatts at 3600 rpm and 400Nm of torque at 2000-2800 rpm . Engine provides the performance of 0-100 km / h in 9.3 seconds and a top speed of 200 km / h

Integrated Active Drive System

Toyota RAV4 is available with front-wheel drive, 2WD or 4WD Toyota evolved Active Drive System Integration (IADS). IADS is a sophisticated technology, high-speed system of interactive management, through a sensor located in the active control of vehicleintegrates Toyota RAV4 Couple 4WD, stability control (VSC) and Electric Power Steering (EPS) system to improve the performance of the Toyota RAV4, handling and safety.

IADS key, Active Torque Control 4WD system constantly monitors and controls torque transfer between front and rear wheels via a controlled electromagnetic coupling at the rear differential, to optimize traction and vehicle stability in all driving conditions.

Front to rear torque distribution varies from 100:0 to 55:45, with front-wheel drive (100:0) would be automatically under normal driving conditions to improve fuel consumption. Combining Lock button 4WD system, allows the driver to lock the torque split in the ratio of 55:45 to give maximum traction off-road.

Coordinates of the active operation of IADS Torque Control 4WD system with VSC on Toyota RAV4, and the results not only control the speed of each wheel (like in the conventional VSC), but also to adjust the transfer of torque between the front wheels and rear wheel torque increase aid to help combat driver skid.

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One Comment

  1. wayne silverman
    Posted April 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Will the rear door with no spare be available in America on any model other than the Sport Rav4?

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