This Is The European 2019 Toyota RAV4 And It Gets A 2.0L Gas Engine Too

Toyota chose the New York Auto Show as the venue to unveil the new RAV4. But the United States won’t be the only market, of course, where the new crossover will be offered.

Following its arrival in North American showrooms later this year, the fifth-generation RAV4 is set for introduction in the European market at the beginning of next year. (In the first quarter, according to the manufacturer.)

Full pricing and availability information are still to follow, but the parameters are essentially the same. Based on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, the new RAV4 pushes its wheels to the extremities to offer more space inside without significantly enlarging its footprint on the road. That ought to keep the vehicle maneuverable on city streets. The slightly enlarged model is wrapped in entirely new sheetmetal with a more robust design. XSE, Limited, and Adventure models will be offered, though we don’t know if all versions will be available in Europe.

2.0-liter  and 2.5-liter Engines

As with the US version, the Euro-spec RAV4 will be offered with a choice of two powertrain options. There’s a conventional 2.0-liter gasoline engine, and a 2.5-liter hybrid. Specifications have yet to be announced, but both will be available with all-wheel drive – mechanical in the conventional version, electric in the hybrid – with the former paired to either a manual or automatic transmission.

Much as it is in America, the RAV4 ranks as one of Toyota’s top sellers in the European market. Out of the 927,060 vehicles it sold there last year, the outgoing RAV4 accounted for 112,537 units – roughly half of which (at 58,612 units) were hybrids. Only the more coupe-like C-HR crossover and the Yaris and Auris hatchbacks outsold the RAV4 in Europe last year. And we wouldn’t be surprised to see the new model increase those figures, both in absolute and relative terms.

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  • This looks the business!

  • Autoexperte

    the interior looks good

  • Miknik

    I must say a great update;

  • Bash

    Stunning!!
    Not sure tho if the shifter and that rotary thing should switch places or no.

    • lol it did surprise me too

    • GoofyGotKilos

      It would be kind of difficult to reach the knob around a post…

      • Bash

        True, I thought of that as well.

  • Ary Wisesa

    I wish Toyota Indonesia could sell it in the next year. I’ll be happy waiting for it. It looks good IMO.

    • Brabusbus

      I hope so, but the price would be clash with the Fortuner.

  • Tom

    … seems the brother to Lexus NX 🙂

  • Christian

    I don’t think it gonna do well! Small Soft Road SUV’s are dying because of the new breed of Crossovers… But i’m sure we gonna get a 2-liter Hybrid version with 180 Bhp

  • Stephen G

    Tres Jeep…I mean tres chic

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    pls sell it in southeast asia

  • Jesse A. C. Majors

    I really want to like, but something in The design is off putting and the interior seems lackluster. I don’t know, perhaps I just had higher expectations

  • erly5

    Looks great, and with a much needed interior upgrade.

  • Vassilis

    I miss the MK II RAV 4. Great car.

  • Anthony McGowan

    The looks have been inspired by Mitsubishi’s questionable current design language – especially at the rear, and with the swage lines in the flanks. Not great. I do like the front though 🙂

  • Dennis James

    What a mess !

  • It’s finally got some character back to it! Genuinely started to miss what made the 90s Rav4 so brilliant with it’s rugged and robust design. Feels like a 21st century update on it.

  • uS’gedlemba

    Never been a fan of Toyota but this I would highly consider…only thing bad about it is how highly common it will be on the road. Well done Toyota!

  • SteersUright

    I love it.
    Toyota needs better engines though!

  • DMJ

    Horrible SUV for european taste and a bad surprise after the Auris. The last RAV4 was actually very decent, this one is a mess. Terrible C pillar, horrible interpretation of the floating roof, and an incohesive design language that seems inpired on the latest Suzukis and Mitsubishis, not really benchmarks of car design.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    It reminds me of the Jeep Cherokee. In a good way though.

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