Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid to bring sub-30g/km CO2

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Toyota has confirmed plans to launch the first-ever plug-in hybrid version of the RAV4 in the second half of 2020.

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Revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the range-topping RAV4 PHEV will join the petrol-electric hybrid version, featuring the same 2.5-litre petrol engine but bringing higher performance and a greater all-electric range thanks to a new, high-capacity lithium-ion battery, with a total 306hp output.

Full details of the powertrain are yet to be revealed but the brand says it will deliver a claimed class-leading electric driving range of more than 60km (37 miles), exceeding the 50km average European daily commuting distance.

It’ll also target best-in-class performance and efficiency, with an expected 0-100km/h time of 6.2-seconds and WLTP-rated CO2 emissions of less than 30g/km.

The new RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid will be introduced in the second half of 2020, with the specific market on-sale dates to be announced closer to the time.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.