2019 Toyota RAV4 revealed

The all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 SUV has been revealed. The first RAV4 to be built on a Toyota New Global Architecture platform, it remains true to its impressive heritage as the original pioneer of the recreational SUV segment, making significant advances in powertrain technologies, dynamic performance, intelligent safety provisions and all-round quality.

Robust design concept

The robust styling of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 expresses the strong and capable qualities that define Toyota’s approach to the latest iteration of the world’s best-selling SUV, notably higher ground clearance and a wider stance.

The design communicates the kind of “go anywhere” sense of fun and adventure that RAV4 ownership can bring, resonating with a target customer base of young families who enjoy life, whether moving around town or heading off to enjoy, sports, leisure or simple sight-seeing in the wide open spaces.

Manoeuvrability has always been a virtue of the RAV4 and this has not been compromised in the new design. In fact, at 4,600mm long, the new model is only marginally different in length compared to the current model. But while reductions have been made in the front and rear overhangs, 30mm has been added to the wheelbase, allowing for an even more spacious and comfortable cabin.

Luggage space has been increased, too, and has versatility designed-in with folding rear seats, a double load floor and deck side nets. Vehicle width has been increased by 10mm, to 1,855mm, which translates into a more comfortable and spacious cabin for the occupants.

Powertrain technologies and driving dynamics

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 will be available with a new hybrid electric 2.5-litre powertrain, which combines fuel and emissions efficiency and quiet operation with more power and greater responsiveness. Hybrid electric remains a unique selling point for RAV4 in its class, attracting ever-larger numbers of customers.

Driving dynamics have been greatly enhanced with significant improvements to the performance of the all-wheel drive systems. Toyota has developed a completely new electric motor that makes efficient use of power from the car’s hybrid system, using a second electric motor to drive the rear wheels to generate high torque. This reduces energy losses, contributing to greater fuel economy, and offers excellent AWD performance in different driving conditions.

The TNGA platform, with its low centre of gravity and optimised weight distribution, further strengthens the RAV4’s dynamic capabilities, enabling a more rigid body construction and more precise, stable and accurate responses to driver inputs.



  1. Good morning Marc,
    The new 2019 RAV4 will be available with a 2.5-litre hybrid powertrain for the U.K. market and we have no information on a plug-in hybrid or a battery electric RAV4 at this point in time. We intend to offer electrified variants of all our models by 2025, this includes hybrid electric vehicle, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles and fuel cell electric vehicles. For more on our alternative fuel strategy, please click here: http://fal.cn/4Rr4 Thanks.

  2. I have been the owner of four RAV’s then I changed to an Auris hybrid and this was a mistake. Just has, no power and did not give the MPG claimed, kept it one year and bought one of the last diesel RAV Business Edition. I am getting better MPG 50 -60 which is more than I did from the Auris and I have the power. Just a pity there is no 4 WD. I would not buy this new hybrid RAV

  3. I am due to change my Motability car in May 2019. Will the new Rav be available in time for a test drive and to place an order?

    1. Hi Alan,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      The new 2019 RAV4 will be available early next year, exact timings will be confirmed later on in the year.

      1. Like Alan Lamb I am due to change my new Motability vehicle early in 2019. Jan 15th to be precise. Rather than wait a further 3 years for the new Rav 4 is there a way I can is available.

      2. Hi Ed,

        We don’t blame you for making this request. However, there has not yet been a confirmed launch date for the new Rav 4.


  4. Hi, could you give me an indicative price for the 2.5litre AWD hybrid? Will there a range of models to chose from?

    1. Hello, John.
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      We have not yet announced prices for the all-new RAV4, these will be available nearer the release date in the first quarter 2019. Thanks.

  5. The 2019 has a beautiful make over but being leary about all things made in china will it come with the chinese built engine

    1. Hi Jose,

      Thanks for getting in touch. The 2019 RAV4 will be manufactured in Japan, Canada and the USA.


  6. Hi I bought a 2012 Rav4 2.2 diesel awd last year specifically for towing a caravan weighing 1450 kg. With the new range of Rav4 not having a diesel available what model am I left with to tow or am I going to be forced to look at another manufacturer.

    1. Hi Simon,
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      The 2019 RAV4’s towing capacity should not disappoint you. Below are the 3 models available and their towing capacity:
      2.5 hybrid E-CVT AWD – 1,650kg
      2.5 hybrid E-CVT FWD – 800kg
      2.0 Vmatic AWD MDS – 1,500kg
      We hope you find this helpful.

      1. Thanks for your reply. I have just looked at the match up with my Caravan and the 2.5 AWD RAV4 and it coming in 6kg over weight and the nose weight limit is apparently only 75kg my van is 80kg so looks like I’m going to have to go elsewhere for a new car or look at the older Rav4 model. Shame I really like the new model.

      2. Hi Simon,

        We’re sorry to hear that. Our hybrid technology is in its fourth generation and towing capacity has improved hugely over the years. We’re working hard to improve it even more and hope that we’ll see you towing your caravan in RAV4 Hybrid one day! Thanks.

  7. Hi, I’m a motability customer, will the new Rav4 be available in AWD as well as the standard FWD, as the current Rav4 is only available in the FWD variant.

    1. Hi Roy,

      Thanks for getting in touch. We can confirm that the new RAV4 will be available in AWD and FWD.

      Hope this helps!

  8. Hi,

    Will the new Toyota RAV4 be a 7 seater? Will it be a plug-in hybrid? What will be the battery technology? The two main things that I am looking for is mileage and number of seats and of-course a very reasonable price point.

    1. Hi Kiran,

      Thanks for getting in touch. We are unable to confirm or comment on any future product development at the moment.


    1. Hi Barry,

      Thanks for getting in touch. The final specification is not currently available and will be released in due course.

    1. Hi there,

      Thanks for getting in touch. The new RAV4 will be built in Takaokia and Nagakusa, Japan. Hope this helps.

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