Coming soon to the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Having unveiled the stunning new 2021 Mirai fuel cell vehicle, Toyota has today teased the first-ever 2021 Toyota RAV4 Plug-In Hybrid, which is set to be revealed at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.
Since this is only a teaser a not a full reveal, a lot of the details such as power, price, performance, and fuel economy are still unknown. Toyota says this will be the most powerful RAV4 yet, meaning it will have more than the 219 horsepower produced by the current RAV4 Hybrid.
Toyota only included a single image of the plug-in (the rest are the standard RAV4 Hybrid), sporing some unique wheels and a new color called Supersonic Red, which was recently used on the TRD versions of the Camry and Avalon. Aside from the red paint and new wheels, the plug-in seems to closely resemble the standard model and conventional hybrid. This particular example includes a two-tone paint scheme with a black roof (like the Camry) as well as blacked-out mirrors, fenders, and side skirts.
Like the conventional hybrid, we expect power to come from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine sending power to all four wheels through a continuously variable transmission. The only difference, in this case, will likely be an increase in power and the addition of several miles of electric driving range.
The only other plug-in hybrid in Toyota's lineup is the Prius Prime, so the Japanese company famed for starting the hybrid craze is getting in on the PHEV business pretty late. Expect to have more details on the 2021 RAV4 Plug-In Hybrid during the official reveal on November 20 at the 2019 LA Auto Show. Sales will likely begin sometime in 2020.