The new Toyota RAV4 — Car Body Design

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Toyota RAV4

The new Toyota RAV4

The original ( Recreational Active Vehicle drive ) was launched back in and pioneered the compact SUV market, conceived as an “urban” all-wheel vehicle with a monocoque and independent suspension rather an off-roader with body-on-frame

The 2006 RAV4 (left) and the new (right)

Exterior Design

The new is longer (+205mm over SWB without rear wheel and wider (+30mm) but lower than its predecessor, and features a silhouette, with a sleek-sloping and an aggressive character line.

According to Toyota, “the pursues the design goals by Toyota President Akio with aggressively sculpted and rear fenders and boldly taillights that define athletic presence.”

The new Toyota includes a stronger treatment of the grille and a smaller upper extending the full width the headlamp units. The new approach is witnessed in the keen-edged design of the and detailing in the arrangement of the LED daytime lights.

The lower grille a large trapezoidal opening in the bumper; the bumper itself has a wearing finish which from its corners to surround the base of the vehicle, including the arches. This provides a of off-road protection as well as emphasizing the vehicle’s muscular

In profile view, the new RAV4 the space-efficient packaging, rising line and distinctive silhouette have characterized the past of the model.

The belt-line has been more pronounced, with centre and rear pillars the lengthened side glass and increase in interior space. the belt-line the contrast between the body surfacing and the concave of the prominent wheel arches and sills adds further and dynamism to the side-on appearance.

The cabin tapers strongly to the contrasting with the width of the body and creating muscular over the rear wheel The effect is heightened by the new rear lamps, which flow the rear quarters around the of the vehicle to underscore the tailgate

The distinctive side-hinged rear has been replaced by a roof-hinged and the spare tire is stored the cargo floor.

The attention to aerodynamics can be seen on details the small vortex generators into the taillight cases and the base of the A-pillars or the aerodynamic beneath the passenger cabin help smooth and control

Interior Design

The new RAV4’s is more spacious and offers the a cockpit-like position with controls.

The new dashboard comprises upper and lower beams, by a curved, metal-finished spar to the instrument binnacle, steering and driver’s footwell.

A number of materials are introduced, including padding on many of the touch-points for and passengers, crisp trim new colors and more leather the instrument panel. All the instrument and is backlit in cool blue.

Technical Features

RAV4’s structure will include steel to help achieve significant goals, including a and stiff platform that steering and handling precision, and a structure that is both and light.

The engine line-up for the market includes a 149bhp gasoline engine, a new 122bhp diesel and a 148bhp 2.2-liter Each one gives improved CO2 performance, on average better by 12 per across the range.

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