Toyota RAV4 will receive a new version in the style of Lexus: the first photos of the CBU modification

In the outgoing week, a test copy of the new version of the Toyota RAV4 2023 crossover was seen in India. It is assumed that this hybrid car will have a separate name and will be aimed at niche customers. The prototype SUV was not covered with protective camouflage, which made it possible to consider most of the features of its appearance. Car tests were carried out on the outskirts of Pune. Toyota is reportedly planning to launch the new RAV4 in India as a CBU (Completely Built Unit).

The current version of the crossover

Toyota has been selling the RAV4 crossover around the world for quite some time now. The car looks premium and embodies a combination of reliability and practicality. The Toyota RAV4 is more of a soft-road SUV than a hardcore model like the Fortuner. One of the advantages of the “Japanese” is its modern design, which can even be seen on a test prototype of the new Toyota RAV4 2023 seen in India (user photo: Piyush Awati). The exterior of the model is inspired by Lexus. The crossover uses sharper lines and edges to make it look bigger than it really is. At 4600mm, the RAV4 looks more like a midsize model. The car is built on the T-NGA architecture from Toyota. One of the most remarkable details of the appearance of the SUV is its radiator grill, thanks to which the cross is visible from afar. The angular design scheme has performed well in the RAV4 internationally.

New Toyota RAV4 CBU

The company has also equipped the new 2023 Toyota RAV4 with a decent list of available features. The car will be equipped with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, 8-way power driver seat adjustment, ventilated seats, dual-zone climate control, rear AC vents, wireless smartphone charging , 12 V socket, etc.

Worldwide, the Japanese crossover is equipped with an ultra-reliable 2.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine. This motor is equipped with a CVT transmission and develops a peak power of 218 horsepower. Toyota RAV4 2023 will receive a hybrid system with an ICE unit. The power of the battery allows the SUV to work on e-4WD, transferring the output to the rear wheels. The rest of the time the SUV is front-wheel drive. In addition, the car uses some additional services. These include stability control, perimeter scanning camera, blind spot monitoring, pre-collision system, 8 airbags, etc. All this equipment will definitely get RAV4 CBU. This will make it one of the safest crossovers in the Indian market. The exact timing of the debut of the car has not yet been announced.

Updated European Model

As for the model presented in other countries, it will also be updated soon. It should bring more safety and comfort to the car. The SUV will receive the latest generation infotainment system. In the top versions of the cross, a 10.25-inch display is expected to be installed in place of the dashboard. And instead of a 7.0-inch multimedia touchpad, a 12.3-inch screen will appear. In addition, the car will receive a new USB-C. Another Japanese model will acquire two new systems that increase its level of autonomy. The first is responsible for emergency braking. After the update, it will be able to detect obstacles at the intersection and completely stop the car. The second is also responsible for braking. But she, if she finds an obstacle, will take the SUV to the side. How the prices for the “Japanese” will change after the update is not known at the moment. The debut of the crossover is scheduled for the second half of this year.

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Author: P. Afanasiev