Toyota Adds New 2.0-Liter Diesel to RAV4 With Equipment Upgrades
Oct 25, 2013 13:35
Toyota is introducing an all wheel drive version of the RAV4 in Europe for the 2014 model year combining a Euro 5 compliant 2.0 liter D-4D turbodiesel engine with Toyota's Integrated Dynamic Drive System AWD technology.
The diesel engine develops 122hp at 6,000 rpm and 310 NM of torque between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm. Mated to a six speed manual transmission, the powertrain generates CO2 emissions at 136 g/km.
The Integrated Dynamic Drive System allows front to rear torque distribution to vary from 100:0 to 50:50, with front-wheel drive (100:0) automatically engaged under normal driving conditions to improve fuel consumption.
There's also new exterior and interior trimmings including a new Dark Brown Metallic exterior paint color and a new 10 spoke 18 inch alloy wheel design as well as an 18 inch wheel design available for front-wheel drive models.
Personally, I prefer winter over summer. I’m much better at handling the cold than I am at handling the heat. But let’s face it: the same doesn’t really go for a lot of people, and it certainly doesn’t go for most machinery. Cars, for example, are much better at handling those summer months than they are the icy winter ones. Read more