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Toyota lowers RAV4 PHEV entry price with new grade

Toyota has introduced a new entry-level trim for its RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid, lowering the entry-level price.

The Design trim sits under the existing Dynamic and Dynamic Premium lines for the RAV4 PHEV

The Design trim sits under the existing Dynamic and Dynamic Premium lines for the RAV4’s PHEV powertrain and is priced at £46,495.

Equipment includes the Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system with a nine-inch touchscreen, six-speaker audio, sat nav and Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The Design trim also features power driver’s seat adjustment, a reversing camera, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, smart entry and push-button start and auto-folding door mirrors with integrated puddle lights.

It also gets a dual-zone air conditioning system with a remote operation function, along with automatic LED dual-beam projector headlights, automatic windscreen wipers, power tailgate and front and rear parking sensors.

The RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid Design also features the full package of Toyota Safety Sense active safety and driver assistance systems, with a Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert with auto braking also included.

The RAV4 PHEV is the flagship version of the RAV4 and features a 2.5-litre plug-in hybrid, providing 306hp and CO2 emissions of 22g/km along with an electric-only range of 46 miles, putting it in the 7% BiK bracket for 2021/22. Official fuel consumption is 282.5mpg and the battery can be charged in 2.5 hours using a 230V/32A connection.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.

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