Toyota is slowly playing its cards in India. But since it collaborated with Maruti, both the brands have been proactively working on new products. It is also working on bringing some cars from its global portfolio to our country. Toyota has already unveiled the Hilux, with the price launch in March. The other global car coming to India could be the RAV4. The car has been spotted testing many times in India. In today’s article, we will take a look at this Toyota Harrier competition coming soon.
Dimensions-wise, the Toyota RAV4 is 4600mm in length, 1855mm in width and 1685mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase of 2690mm and has a ground clearance of 215mm. Considering the dimension, it will give proper competition to cars like the Harrier & MG Hector.
Toyota Harrier competition – Design
The RAV4 is an aggressive and muscular SUV with very sharp looks. At the front, it gets a small but sporty looking grille. It also gets sharp-looking headlamps and fog lamps. The side profile gets a lot of sharp lines. Modern buyers do prefer muscular looking cars. So Toyota can actually score good in this department with the RAV4.
Toyota is focusing a lot on hybrid cars. In India, we have only spotted the hybrid variant of RAV4. This hybrid variant comes with a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder, Atkinson cycle petrol engine paired with a 218bhp in the two-wheel variant. In the four-wheel-drive variant, the figures touch 222bhp. Toyota has been looking to bring in strong hybrids to India as well and RAV4 could be first off the lot to kickstart its strategy.
Toyota Harrier competition – Interior & Features
The interior of the RAV4 is very modern. It gets a premium-looking dashboard with an 8.0-inch infotainment system in the middle. Other unique features include Toyota’s Safety Sense 2.0, multi-link rear suspension, etc. However, Toyota might create a balance by removing some features to reduce the price. Competitive pricing will be key here as Indian customers do consider the overall value for money prospect before buying anything.
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