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Toyota RAV4 PHEV 2021 UK review

Posted On: 4 Mar 2021   |   Posted By: Autocar

Toyota RAV4 PHEV 2021 UK review

Plug-in hybrid version of Toyota's likeable RAV4 touches down in the UK with a claimed 46-mile electric range. We put this 302bhp SUV to the test
Plug-in hybrids such as this new Toyota RAV4 are an interesting phenomenon. With the ability to run for short periods of time on electricity alone you can see, on the one hand, how they might appeal as a safe, considered stepping stone in the journey from petrol power to a bonafide EV. On the other, they could just be nothing more than a cynical means of slashing your company car tax obligations - and one that's a mere legislation change away from losing that prime positioning, too. But whatever your thoughts on the moral worth of these potential Cayman Island cars might be, this latest RAV4 PHEV is a pretty impressive example of the breed.Mechanically speaking, it's not too dissimilar to the standard RAV4 Hybrid. There's a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine up front that's mated to an electric motor, and which together drive the front wheels through an e-CVT....

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