The all-new 2021 Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid model is confirmed for the next year. According to the latest news, this model will be called Prime, and it will be the first-ever built plug-in hybrid SUV from Toyota.
The Japanese manufacturer will use the same powertrain as on the hybrid one. However, new Prime adds a battery and electric motor. Thanks to this combination, the new plug-in hybrid model will go 39 miles on electricity. Moreover, the output will be higher than on the hybrid model, and from some tests, it delivers 302 horses. The high capacity battery is mounted beneath the floor, resulting in no lost cargo space that is still 37.6 cubic feet.
2021 RAV4 Prime Exterior and Trim Levels
The design of the upcoming 2021 Toyota RAV4 plug-in will be sportier than on the hybrid one. Moreover, this version will be available on trim levels, such as SE and XSE. The Prime SE trim will be offered with stylish 18-inch wheels that are different from the hybrid model.
Also, more distinctive grille, blue logo and additional piano-black accents are the highlights of this SUV. Moreover, choosing RAV4 Prime XSE, customers will get a black roof design and 19-inch wheels. Generally, whatever model you chose, you will get a sports look.
Inside, the newest 2021 Toyota RAV4 Plug-in hybrid will be crafted on high-quality materials. Like a hybrid variant, the upcoming Prime will provide a spacious cabin with two rows of seats. Thanks to great arrangments, this model can accommodate five passengers. The tech inside is also excellent, and the SE Prime is equipped with an 8-inch infotainment display and the new 7-inch driver information screen.
Also, this trim offers an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s bucket seat, leather upholstery, and heated front seats as standard. However, a bigger 9-inch infotainment screen with navigation, SofTex upholstery, moonroof, and wireless smartphone charging can be also found on the XSE trim. Cargo space is the same as on the hybrid one, and it is rated 37.6 cubic feet.
2021 Toyota RAV4 Plug-In Hybrid Performances
Under the hood, the approaching 2021 Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid will use the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine as the hybrid model. However, according to officials, the new Prime model delivers 302 hp, which is 83 hp (62 kW) jump over the hybrid model. The engine on the Prime model is using an electric motor on each axle. Thanks to that, RAV4 Prime is an all-wheel-drive vehicle.
The driving range on the EV mode is fantastic. Thanks to the lithium-ion battery pack, this model can be driven 39 all-electric miles on a full charge. Fuel efficient is the strong point of this model. While the RAV4 Hybrid rated at 40 mpg, the Prime model provides 90 MPGe. Moreover, from some new information, RAV4 Prime would sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds. This rate makes it one of the quickest models after Supra.
2021 Toyota RAV4 Plug-In Hybrid Price and Release Date
The latest plug-in model, 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, will arrive next year. According to some speculations, the upcoming model will be available to purchase from summer 2020. The price of Prime SUV is still a mystery, but we can expect a plug-in hybrid version to costs slightly more than a hybrid one that is priced 28,000.