Toyota will showcase a plug-in hybrid version of its RAV4 SUV at next month’s Los Angeles motor show.
The fifth-generation of the Japanese machine was launched late last year, built on Toyota’s latest TNGA platform. It went on sale in the UK with the sole powertrain option a hybrid unit featuring a 2.5-litre petrol engine and electric motor that produces 215bhp in front-wheel-drive and 219bhp on all-wheel-drive models.
Toyota says the new RAV4 Plug-In will offer greater battery capacity, range and power than the conventional hybrid, although it has yet to give specific technical information.
The new RAV4 Plug-In will go on sale in the UK early next year. There is no word on pricing, although it is likely that the plug-in hybrid option will cost more than the current model, which starts from £29,635 in front-drive form.