Since its debut in 1994, RAV4 has pioneered the crossover SUV market, and remains the market leader. The fifth generation RAV4 was released in April 2019. It has been popular with many customers, thanks to the superior driving performance delivered by three types of 4WD system, including Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD; design which fuses refinement with SUV-like power; spacious luggage storage; and an interior designed for convenience, making it suited to diverse situations. The new RAV4 PHEV aims to boost the fun-to-drive appeal of RAV4, adopting the newly developed Toyota Hybrid System (THS II). The front motor and inverter achieve more powerful output than the RAV4 hybrid system, and the combination with the new model, high-capacity, high-output lithium-ion battery achieves maximum system output of 225 kW, facilitating sporty, powerful driving. It also achieves a BEV driving range of 95 kilometers, top level in its class, for greater driving pleasure in BEV mode, thus also realizing superior environmental friendliness.
FCA Replay December 4, 2020
"FCA Replay" is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at FCA. The top stories for the week of December 4, 2020, include the Ram Truck brand captures the 2021 MotorTrend Truck of the Year award, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and Ram 1500 are named Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy award winners and the Jeep® brand partners with LEGO Group to introduce a new, one-of-a-kind LEGO Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
The seven-part video series “Hyundai N in Europe” will take you into the world of N, Hyundai’s high-performance cars that are outfitted with engines especially tuned for high responsiveness and excellent power output. There’s more to driving than just getting from A to B. That’s why Hyundai’s N models have been developed from the ground up to provide more than just high performance or faster lap times. N stands for maximum fun, both on and off the racetrack, reflecting the N brand philosophy: Never just drive.
History literally repeated itself recently, as Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 1701 re-enacted its astonishing run in the 1911 London-Edinburgh Trial. The car, designed as an 'Experimental Speed Car', won the original event locked in top gear for the entire 799-mile return trip between the two capitals. Given the primitive state of Britain's Edwardian roads, its average speed of 19.59 mph was highly impressive – and its then unheard‑of fuel efficiency of over 24 mpg even more so. To prove that the car had not been modified in any way, it achieved 78.2 mph on a half-mile speed test conducted immediately after the Trial; it also became the first Rolls-Royce to exceed 100 mph in a later test at the fabled Brooklands circuit in Surrey. The re-enactment was as faithful to the 1911 event as possible. The car, now a priceless collector's item and wearing registration R-1075, departed from the Pall Mall headquarters of the Royal Automobile Club (which oversaw the original Trial) at 06.00 on Sunday 5 September 2021, then travelled to Edinburgh on a route that followed the old Great North Road as closely as practicable – locked in top gear just as it was 110 years before.