Japan’s RAV4 Prime has 95 kilometres of range (59 miles)
Electric power comes from an 18.1 kWh battery
Average fuel economy rating of 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres (51.7 mph)
Slowly but surely we’re learning more about one of the most anticipated new SUVs of 2020, the Toyota RAV4 Prime. The plug-in hybrid SUV debuted today in Japan under the RAV4 PHV moniker and Toyota detailed a list of specs to go along with the launch.
Some of the numbers we already knew about, but others like the 18.1-kWh battery pack powering the hybrid engine are new.
When the Toyota RAV4 Prime launched at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, the report from most Canadian outlets was that the RAV4 Prime would have a 17.8-kWh battery.
The range announced on the RAV4 Prime in Japan is 95 kilometres, or 59 miles. The posted range for North America is 67 kilometres or 42 miles, although differences in testing may explain that discrepancy.
The engine in Japan and North America appears identical. The Toyota Hybrid System II features a 2.5-litre four-cylinder Atkinson Cycle engine paired with both a front and rear electric motor. Total output is rated at 302 horsepower and the RAV4 Prime reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.0 seconds. Charging the 18.1 kWh battery pack can be charged in as little as 5.5 hours.
Pricing for the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime was set at just under $40,000 in the US. We expect the base price to start at just under $45,000 in Canada.