Toyota Considers Hybrid Variant for RAV4 Lineup

Quite recently, the brand-new, redesigned 2014 Toyota RAV4 was introduced to eager auto fans at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new model featured exciting revamps and since its debut has attracted many a fan praising the auto for its innovation and modern style. But, it also left a few wondering what Toyota has in store next for the RAV4 in terms of variants.

One very intriguing speculation has piqued our interest, and that's that Toyota may be planning to create a hybrid version of its flagship CUV.

And, honestly, this makes perfect sense to us considering the sheer number of people we have coming into Toyota of Wallingford and asking about Toyota hybrids like the Prius and Camry Hybrid. It also makes sense, because a hybrid RAV4 would truly be the best of both worlds: the utility of an SUV and the efficiency of a hybrid all in one sleek, reliable, perfect package.

So, will the new model come to fruition? It remains to be seen. Toyota experts have expressed the need to evaluate market trends and the concurrent necessity for such an auto before sending it to the production lines. As Yoshikazu Saeki, Deputy Chief Engineer at Toyota explains, "We are watching the market ... after introducing the new RAV4 we will see. There will be a possibility of introducing a hybrid RAV4 and we will respond to what the market wants."1

One thing is for sure however, we at Toyota of Wallingford are excited at the prospect.

How about you?

If you want more information about the Toyota RAV4 or any of the other new Toyota models we carry, feel free to stop by 859 North Colony Rd. Wallingford, CT 06492, any time.

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