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Toyota RAV4: Local arm targeting 20 per cent hybrid sales

Toyota Australia expects the upcoming RAV4 Hybrid to see similar success to the petrol-electric Corolla and Camry ranges, projecting it'll account for a 20 per cent slice of overall sales. Speaking at the global launch drive of the all-new RAV4 in California, Sean Hanley, Toyota's local vice president for sales and marketing, said the local division expects hybrid models to account for one in every five RAV4s sold in Australia...

2019 Toyota RAV4: Australian details revealed

Toyota Australia has confirmed powertrain specifications for the 2019 RAV4, ahead of the all-new SUV's arrival in the second quarter of 2019. As we confirmed in July, the RAV4 will become the first Toyota SUV offered with a hybrid powertrain Down Under. Three engines will be offered, starting with a 2...

Toyota RAV4 hybrid confirmed for Australia

Toyota Australia has confirmed the new-generation RAV4 hybrid will be headed Down Under – marking the first time the popular SUV has been available locally with petrol-electric power. The Japanese automotive giant quietly made the announcement in a press release detailing the hybrid powertrain in the all-new Corolla...

CarAdvice podcast 103: Taking a Porsche Boxster to the drive-in

Andrew Beecher, CarAdvice CEO, and Paul Maric join Mandy Turner on the panel this week, while Scott Collie and James Wong pop in to discuss car news. The 2019 Ford Ranger has been revealed with stacks of updated technology and a 10-speed auto, and Ford Australia has revealed a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty...

Poll: 2019 Toyota RAV4 takes down Forester

After being launched side-by-side at the New York motor show last month, the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester faced off in our latest poll. The result? A complete walkover for the rugged new Toyota, with 70 per cent of respondents preferring it over the all-new (but similarly-styled) Subaru. Inspired by the FT-AC concept, the new RAV4 is chunkier and tougher than before on the outside...

2019 Toyota RAV4 revealed for Europe

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 has been revealed in European-market guise following its global debut at last week's New York motor show. Compared to the US version, the Euro-spec RAV4 features subtle design changes like revised headlights with integrated LED daytime-running lights, likely previewing what to expect for the Australian model when it arrives sometime next year...

CarAdvice podcast 96: New York motor show hits and misses!

In the studio this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey. It's a New York motor show themed car news this week. The Genesis Essentia and Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak concepts have been revealed. The sheets have been pulled back on the 2019 Audi RS5 Sportback and Honda Insight, and a group of popular SUVs – Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4, and Subaru Forester...

2019 Toyota RAV4 revealed

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 has been unveiled in New York, wearing a rough-and-tough new look inspired by the FT-AC Concept. Now in its fifth-generation, the RAV4 is the first mid-size crossover to be revealed in New York – getting the jump on the Subaru Forester and Hyundai Tucson – and is arguably the most interesting...

2019 Toyota RAV4 teased again

The next-generation Toyota RAV4 has been previewed again, ahead of a full reveal at the New York motor show this week. A short video clip posted on the company's Twitter profile shows part of the new model's front grille and headlight design, which is no doubt heavily based on the design of the FT-AC concept revealed at the Los Angeles motor show last December...

2019 Toyota RAV4 previewed, due in Australia next year

The Japanese giant is on a new-model kick this month, with confirmation the 2019 Toyota RAV4 will be unveiled at the New York motor show. The news follows the recent debut in Geneva of the new-generation Corolla hatch, along with confirmation and a first look at the reborn Supra...

2019 Toyota RAV4 snapped in sunny California

The next-gen Toyota RAV4 has been snapped for the first time, providing a fleeting glimpse at what will likely be a chunkier and more rugged-looking design for the popular mid-sized SUV. Heavy camouflage makes it tricky to discern styling specifics, but the bluff nose and gaping grille are more in keeping with the Tundra and Tacoma pickups than the current RAV4...