Showing posts in the category of Toyota RAV4

Tesla to Stop Supplying Batteries for Toyota RAV4 EV


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Tesla Motors announced that the $100 million deal to supply Toyota with battery packs and motors for the RAV4 crossover will end this year. In May 2012, Toyota said it would buy Tesla’s components for 2,600 RAV EVs over three years.

Toyota Issues Second-Largest Single Recall Ever for 6.39 Million Vehicles Worldwide


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Toyota announced it would recall 6.39 million vehicles worldwide for various faults in what is the company’s second-largest recall to date. No less than 27 Toyota models are affected, including RAV4 and Yaris, as well as two models Toyota has built or still makes for other automakers – the Pontiac Vibe and Subaru Trezia.

Toyota Recalls 1.9 Million 3rd Generation Prius Hybrids to Fix Software Glitch


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Toyota will recall more than half of Prius vehicles ever sold to fix a software glitch that could slow down or even bring the car to a halt. The recall involves approximately 1.9 million vehicles produced globally since March 2009, according to company spokesman Brian Lyons.

Toyota Launches 2014 RAV4 in the UK, 2.0D Now Available with AWD


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The new model year brings some changes to Toyota's RAV4 compact SUV in Britain, including a new powertrain combo, higher equipment specifications and a lower entry price.

20 Years of Toyota's Ground Breaking RAV4 Compact SUV


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The market is flooded right now with compact SUVs, but the car that started all this frenzy is the Toyota RAV4, nearly 20 years ago. At the 1994 Geneva Motor Show, Toyota launched the first-generation RAV4, a compact SUV whose name was an acronym for a Recreational Activity Vehicle with 4-wheel drive.

Toyota Models on Flatbed Truck Crunched Under New York Bridge - This Won't Buff Out...


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The first question we asked ourselves after watching these videos of a truck full of Toyota cars munched under a metal overpass in New York City, is not how on earth did this happen, but how the heck did we miss it, since this incident purportedly occurred in the beginning of May this year, with each video having only garnered a few hundred views since.

Check Out Toyota's Custom Concepts for the SEMA Show


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For a second year in a row, Toyota is organizing the Dream Build Challenge competition for the SEMA Show, but whereas in 2012 it had four of its own race car drivers build a one-off model, this time, it called in athletes from other sports as well.

Toyota Camry, Prius V and RAV4 Lose Consumer Reports Recommendation


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Consumer Reports pulled its recommendation for three of Toyota’s cars, including the popular Camry sedan, due to poor crash test results. Although Lexus, Toyota and Acura were ranked as the U.S. auto industry’s most reliable brands in Consumer Reports’ annual new-car reliability survey, the magazine withdrew its recommendation for the Camry, Prius v and RAV4 because they received poor ratings in the latest IIHS crash tests.

Toyota Adds New 2.0L Diesel AWD Version to RAV4 in Europe


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Toyota has introduced a new all-wheel drive version of the RAV4 in Europe for the 2014 model year that combines a Euro 5 compliant 2.0-liter D-4D turbodiesel engine with Toyota’s Integrated Dynamic Drive System AWD technology.

Rising Toyota RAV4 Sales in Russia Lead to Local Production


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Following a streak of strong RAV4 sales in Russia, Toyota has taken the decision to begin local production of the SUV at its manufacturing facility in Saint Petersburg from 2016. The factory's entire production will be destined for Russia and Belarus.

Toyota Surprises its 50 Millionth US Customer by Paying Off Camry Loan and Gifting Him a RAV4


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We've seen this scene play out often on the silver screen – you know, a shop's lucky millionth (or a rounded out multiple / fraction of that number) customer who wins a big prize, only this time, it happened for real when Toyota sold its 50 millionth car in the United States.

What's Coming from Toyota in the Next Three Years; Report Says FR-S Turbo and Cabrio Axed


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The numbers are showing that the automotive sector has emerged from the grip of the recession and reaching pre-2007 levels once again. Automakers reported sales of about 14.5 million vehicles in the States last year, a 13 percent increase from 2011 and the highest annual total since 2007. If the trend continues, we'll be seeing more and newer models entering the market, especially from top brands like Toyota.

This week, Automotive News came out with a report on the Japanese firm's upcoming product line for the North American market, which includes several redesigns over the course of the next two to three years.

New Toyota RAV4 Rated 'Poor' by IIHS for Weak Small Overlap Test Performance


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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has automakers’ engineers in charge of safety back to the drawing board, trying to figure out how to get a passing score for the newly-introduced small overlap crash test, which has vehicles hit the specially-designed obstacle with the area around the front-left headlight, and no more. This puts a heck of a lot of strain on the structure of the car, especially if has not been specifically designed to take this very type of shock.

Toyota Conceptualizes New RAV4 and Auris Touring Sports Models in Geneva


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Joining the three-wheel i-Road and FT-86 Open concepts at Toyota's Geneva motor show booth, are three new design studies based on the Japanese brand's new Auris Touring Sports and RAV4 models. According to Toyota, each one was created to individualize and amplify certain aspects of the car's character.

Toyota to Debut i-Road Concept, New Auris Touring Sports and RAV4 in Geneva as Well


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All eyes will be on the conceptual GT 86 (Scion FR-S) convertible at Toyota's Geneva Motor Show stand, but the Japanese carmaker has a few more new models up its sleeve, including the world premieres of the i-Road concept and the final production version of the Auris Touring Sport, along with the European debut of the RAV4.

Toyota Wants to Make a Big Bang at the Super Bowl with New TV Ad Starring Kaley Cuoco


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The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco is the face of Toyota's new commercial named "I Wish" for Super Bowl XLVII.

Today, Toyota released a 36-second long teaser of the ad in advance of its television premiere during the big game scheduled to be played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, on February 3, 2013.

New 2013 Toyota RAV4 Goes on Sales in the States in January Priced from $23,300*


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Toyota’s fourth-generation RAV4 arrives in dealerships across the U.S. in January with a single 4-cylinder engine and the option of FWD or AWD configurations, with prices, excluding a delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee of $845 (*), ranging from $23,300 for the base LE FWD to $28,410 for the Limited AWD.

Toyota Confirms Engines for European 2013 RAV4, Releases UK Prices


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Toyota is wasting no time spreading the word out on its all-new, fourth-generation RAV4 SUV that just made its world debut at the ongoing Los Angeles Auto Show.

On Wednesday, the Japanese carmaker confirmed the 2013 RAV4's European market engine lineup, while also revealing prices for the UK model ahead of its launch on 1 March 2013.

All-New 2013 Toyota RAV4 Finally Breaks Cover at LA Auto Show [Photos & Video]


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The 2013 RAV4 is undeniably one of the most eagerly awaited, and thus important, models of this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. And even though we’ve already seen the first images, we had no word on its specifications.

Now that Toyota officially revealed the fourth generation of its compact crossover, we finally have all the info on the latest iteration of the model that kickstarted the SUV trend as we know it back in 1994.

The all-new RAV4 is 179.9 inches (4,569 mm) long, 72.6 inches (1,844 mm) wide and 65.4 inches (1,661 mm) tall and sports a 104.7-inch (2,659 mm) wheelbase.

According to Toyota, the new RAV4’s architecture uses several grades of high-strength steel for key structural components and employs weight savings in other areas resulting in a more rigid, yet light, chassis.

It also uses a McPherson strut front and double-wishbone rear suspension setup with revised spring rates and dampers. There are disc brakes all around and, depending on trim level, 17-inch steel (LE) or 17- (XLE) nand 18-inch (Limited) alloy wheels.

2013 Toyota RAV4: Check it Out in Detail in These High-Resolution Images


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We've been following the upcoming 2013 Toyota RAV4 closely over the past few months and now, after the spy pictures, our own speculative rendering, and several official, but low resolution, images, we can finally show you what you've been waiting for: high resolution imagery of the new model.

Toyota's designers have modernized the looks of the popular on both sides of the Atlantic RAV4, applying familiar styling cues from their more recent models like the Auris hatchback and estate giving the SUV a sharper appearance.

The new compact crossover looks like it also features a larger footprint, which if true, should improve passenger and possibly luggage space, while the interior boasts more upscale materials, such as the leather trim on the dashboard of the display vehicle.

We have nothing official yet on the 2013 RAV4's specifications, but it has been rumored for a while now that the North American model may drop the V6 option and follow the example of the rivaling Honda CR-V offering a single four-cylinder engine.