The Toyota RAV4 is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) produced by the Japanese manufacturer Toyota car. Toyota RAV4 was the first compact crossover SUV, which makes its debut in Japan and Europe in 1994 and in North America in 1995. The Toyota RAV4 is designed for consumers wanting a car had most of the benefits of the SUV, such as increased cargo room, higher visibility and the option of full-time four-wheel drive, and go out and fuel economy and compact car. Although not all the Toyota RAV4’s four-wheel drive, Toyota RAV4 stands for Recreational Vehicle Active 4-wheel drive for the above-mentioned equipment options in select countries. The success of the first Toyota RAV4 paved the way for competitive compact crossover SUV’s such as the Ford Escape and Subaru Forester.
In many markets, the Toyota RAV4 is the only SUV or crossover compact available from Toyota. In some markets, it is the crossover counterpart of the Toyota FJ Cruiser. Since 2006 the third generation model, Toyota has offered both long-wheelbase of the Toyota RAV4. Short-wheelbase versions are sold in Japan and Europe, and Australia and North America receiving the long wheelbase versions. Toyota of Japan and sells long-wheelbase version as Toyota Vanguard at Toyopet Store locations. Japanese translations are sold at different Toyota dealerships two Japanese Toyota Corolla Store and Toyota NETZ Store.
Toyota RAV4 XA10 (1994-2000)
The first generation Toyota RAV4, known as the series XA10 stood on a different platform shared elements Carina and Corolla. Series XA10 was offered in both shape and four-door versions. In US, a 2.0 L straight-four producing 89 kW (120 hp) is given. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive was available, and the RAV4 can be found with or manual five-speed or four-speed automatic transmission. It was named 1997 Automobile of the Year by Automobile Magazine. In 1998, the Toyota RAV4 was slightly restyled on the fascias front and rear, and a two-door soft-top used. Power was increased gradually to 95 kW (127 hp). In 1999, the hardtop two-door dropped from an American, leaving a five-door soft-top model. In Japan, the engine 2.0 L with 3-GE beams with 132 kW (177 hp) was also available.
Toyota RAV4 XA20 (2000-2005)
The second generation, the XA20 series Toyota RAV4 went on sale in mid-2000 Like the previous model, the XA20 was available to activate the three- and five-door and stood on a platform shared elements Carina and Corolla. The second generation Toyota RAV4 initially offered several trim levels in the UK: NV was 2-wheel drive, while the NRG, GX, and VX were permanent four-wheel drive different levels of equipment. Although the RAV4 was available as two-door in Europe, Asia and Australia, the American model was now only available in four-door configuration. A 1.8 L I4 engine (only with 2WD) produces 92 kW (125 hp), 2.0 L I4 engine that produces 110 kW (150 hp), and the D-4D diesel was. Some RAV4s came to the anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control, air conditioning, a height-adjustable driver’s license, cruise control, a six-speaker CD stereo and power windows, mirrors and seats. A sport package added a mesh grille, bonnet scoop, color-keyed door handles, roof rack, silver and pedals sport, heated mirrors, Bumpers gray-painted and fender flares, and sport fabric seats. Other options included alloy wheels, heated seats, a sunroof and keyless entry. 16-inch wheels as standard, larger tires were available in all-wheel drive model.
In Australia, the Toyota RAV4 into the base Edge and upmarket Cruiser models both activate the three- and five-door. The main differentiation between these things was the appearance. Edge came unpainted models Perse gray and side cladding, door handles, mirrors, and featured steel rims. Cruiser models gained body-colored Bumpers moldings, mirrors, and door handles, alloy wheels, and ABS. All models came equipped with a brand new 2.0 L 4-cylinder featuring VVT, resulting in better power torque, and petrol. Permanent all-wheel drive feature. Options were ABS and air conditioning). The second generation Toyota RAV4 enjoyed success in Australia, where he became the best-selling SUV in the world in 2001, overtaking its rival, the Honda CR-V, for first time.
Toyota RAV4 XA30 (2005-2012)
The Toyota RAV4 was completely re-model the year 2006, using a new platform and first presented at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show. The ToyotaRAV4 uses an Electric Power Steering (EPS) system. The third generation Toyota RAV4 is offered in two versions: a job or long wheelbase model. The model-wheelbase is sold only in Japan, Europe and New Zealand, and the Toyota RAV4 long wheelbase sold in Australia, North America and New Zealand. Since 2007 RAV4 extended-length is also sold separately sealed shorter in Japan as the Toyota Vanguard, albeit with revised front-end body work incorporating a revised bumper, grille, bonnet and headlamps.
Japanese models went on sale in 2005 at Toyota NETZ dealers. The 3-door was dropped from the 2007 model, leaving Toyota without a mini SUV until 2009 Toyota Urban Cruiser, which is sold in Europe, North America (as the Scion xD) and Japan. As of April 2014, the XA30 series Toyota RAV4 is still sold in Japan, where the XA40 is still to be delivered. Toyota stopped Vanguard in November 2013 in favor of the Harrier XU60.
In 2008 Toyota RAV4 was given a refresh mid-cycle in some markets, featuring the number of changes, including the all new 4-cylinder, and rebuild the front end and Tweaked the end of the rear. The Limited model gets a different front and grille bumper cover from other models. The Sport model features a huge spoiler and red edging and an option on the V6 model to the rear door mounted outside without spare tire. The features include turn signal mirrors, backup camera, satellite navigation, smart keyless entry, a push button starter, a meter’s many displays, etc. Much of the interior is the situation. In 2009, it was also the first Canadian market to 2WD model sold in Canada.
Toyota RAV4 XA40 (2013)
The fourth generation of the Toyota RAV4 was revealed at the November 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. US sales began in early January 2013. In the UK and Australia, the fourth generation RAV4 went on sale in February. Engines choices include 2.0 and 2.5-liter gas cylinder, and 2.0 and 2.2 liter turbo-diesels. Transmissions include a 6-speed manual, CVT automatic, and the 6-speed automatic.
The UK model went on sale 2013 Early European models include a choice of a petrol 2.0-liter or three 2.0 liter diesel engines. Taiwan model include VVT-i 2.0-liter Dual Aghadan I-4 engine with CVT transmission 7-speed manual mode, or a 2.5-liter VVT Dual-ar-4 engine with 6-speed automatic. Indonesian models will be on sale in early 2015, first presented at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show (IMS) in Jakarta in September, available only G type includes the 2.0 liter VVT – i Dual Aghadan I-4 engine with CVT transmission 7 manual mode – speed.
The Toyota RAV4 is no longer uses the V6 from the previous-generation engine to select the line four cylinder engines. And, unlike the dual wheelbase strategy employed by the previous XA30 model, the XA40 only sold in single wheelbase (according to the LWB XA30). So, as of April 2014, the previous generation in the short-wheelbase length is still sold in Japan instead of the Toyota RAV4XA40 which export only.