Introducing the new 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

In 1994, Toyota’s launch of the original RAV4 introduced a new kind of car to the world. It was one that combined the go-anywhere performance and rugged stance of an SUV with compact dimensions and handling more akin to a hatchback.

The same pioneering spirit is witnessed in the all-new fifth generation RAV4, which makes its first European appearance at the Paris Motor Show. This is a model which takes the SUV into a new era of performance, capability and safety, advances that are underpinned by the first use of a TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform in an SUV and a powerful new design.

With its low centre of gravity and significantly increased body rigidity, the new RAV4’s GA-K platform directly contributes to superior handling and ride comfort. It also provides a spacious interior, class-leading load space and the freedom to produce a strong, eye-catching design with lower roof and bonnet lines and higher ground clearance. As well as providing more space and comfort, the cabin displays exceptional quality and finish throughout.

The new RAV4 remains unique in its class in offering customers a self-charging hybrid electric powertrain – the choice of an overwhelming majority of customers in Western Europe (85% in 2018). The new 2.5 litre, 219bhp TNGA hybrid powertrain will strengthen customer appeal, delivering step-changes in power, responsiveness and efficiency, with best-in-class fuel economy and emissions.

At the same time, RAV4’s all-wheel drive systems have been comprehensively improved to achieve a drive on any road capability. The new RAV4 Hybrid’s electric AWD system has been re-engineered and enhanced to provide much stronger performance in challenging conditions and secure handling on slippery surfaces.

The new RAV4 is also the first Toyota to benefit from additional Toyota Safety Sense features that extend the use of advanced technologies to help prevent accidents and provide greater driver assistance, including systems that introduce a degree of automated driving.

Over the next few weeks we will publish three further blog articles that will take a closer look at the new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid’s design, its comfort and convenience features, as well as its powertrains and performance.

Please note that UK specifications and details will be confirmed nearer to launch


  1. I ordered my Rav4 FWD Dynamic back in April and wished I had gone to another manufacturer. I have now been informed it will not be delivered until late January at the earliest. Very disappointing by the time I get the car it will be an old car. Do yourselves a favour and look at other manufacturers you might get your car before the next model is launched.

    1. Hi Paul,

      Thanks for getting in touch. We are really sorry to hear about this and have emailed you requesting additional details in order for us to help you further.


  2. I am looking at the new Rav4 Dynamic or the new black edition, as a real contender for my new company car next year. However, I am very disappointed to see leather is only available as an option on the lower spec, lower priced Excel version. Why is this please? It makes zero sense. Also, why can you not offer the panoramic roof on the black edition as an option? Black tinted opening glass sunroof would be a really great feature. Come on please Toyota. As a final note, when will you be releasing info of prices for the PHEV version for UK? Again, could be a company car SUV game changer, but up against serious competition from others. For me, I am also considering Skoda EV, Mustang Mach-e and Rav4, with the latter having slight lead but the little details as previously mentioned may be it’s own downfall.

    1. Hi Alan,
      Thanks for getting in contact.
      We are sorry that the specs of the MY21 RAV4 do not suit your needs.
      Pricing for the RAV4 Plug-In model is not available yet, but you can sign up here for the latest updates:
      Alternatively, you can keep an eye out on our social channels.

    1. Hi Mike,
      Our records show that the Model Year 2019 RAV4 Design was available in FWD or AWD.
      Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *