LA motor show | The Toyota Rav4 Prime is a plug-in hybrid SUV with 225kW

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Toyota used the Los Angeles motor show to debut a new performance model with an estimated 225kW, all-wheel drive, sport-tuned suspension called the Rav4 Prime.

It's also the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) Rav4 and Toyota claims it'll do the 0-100km/h sprint in 5.8 seconds. 

The flagship model employs the same version of electronic on-demand all-wheel drive (AWD) as the Rav4 Hybrid model, which isn't available in SA. 

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The Rav4 Prime has not been confirmed for the South African market, however it will arrive in the United States in 2020.

Some cool features include the optional 'Weather & Moonroof Package' which Toyota says lets in the sun, moon and stars while keeping the cold at bay with a heated steering wheel, heated rear outboard seats, and windshield wiper de-icer, while rain-sensing windshield wipers.

The local Rav4 line up includes the entry-level front-wheel drive GX grade in manual and CVT derivatives, GX-R grade with the 2.0-litre CVT all-wheel drive format and the flagship VX specification can be had in 2.0-litre CVT front-wheel drive or 2.5 8AT all-wheel drive form.

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