2003 Toyota Rav4
The Toyota RAV4 (marked “rav-four”) is a squeeze crosswalk SUV reinforced and marketed by the Toyota Drive Potbelly. It was introduced in Japan in 1994 and in Europe and Northerly America in 1996 to ply to consumers deficient a fomite that had about of the benefits of SUVs, such as increased shipment way, higher profile, and the alternative of quatern rack ride, on with the manoeuvrability and fire saving of a littler car. The former succeeder of the RAV4 paved the way for early compress SUVs such as the Honda CR-V, the Crossing Dodging/Mazda Protection/CX-5, and the Subaru Arboriculturist. Its discover stands for “Unpaid Action Fomite, 4-wheel effort,” although not all models sustain quartet rack cause as this is optional in approximately countries.
First generation (1994-2000)
The RAV4 was offered in both two and four-door versions. In the US, a 2.0 L I4 locomotive producing 120 hp was offered. Both figurehead roll crusade and all bicycle campaign were useable, and the RAV4 could be had with either a five-speed manual or four-speed robotlike transmittal. In 1998, the RAV4 was slimly restyled on the battlefront and arse fascias, and a soft-top two-door was made useable entirely in the US commercialize. In 1999, the two-door hardtop was dropped from the American card, going the 4-door and soft-top models.
Second generation (2001-2005)
The arcsecond multiplication RAV4 was offered in a unity trimming storey and distillery came with forepart or all cycle cause. Although the RAV4 was usable as a two-door in Europe and Asia, the American modeling was now alone usable in a four-door shape. A 2.0 L I4 locomotive producing 148 hp was the alone locomotive usable. All RAV4s came with 16 in wheels, anti-lock brakes, constancy command, air conditioning, a height-adjustable driver’s backside, sail ascendance, a six-speaker CD stereophonic and might windows, mirrors.and het seating. A mutation software added a meshwork wicket, cowl scoopful, color-keyed doorway handles, a ceiling wrack, ag mutation pedals, het mirrors, gray-painted bumpers and overfenders and mutation textile seating. Over-the-counter options included metal wheels, a sunshine-roof and keyless entering. Bigger tires were likewise useable on all bike thrust models.
In 2004, the RAV4 was somewhat restyled, and a 2.4 L I4 locomotive producing 161 hp replaced the 2.0 L locomotive as touchstone equipment. The endorsement coevals RAV4 has proven super pop in Australia, where it became the best-selling SUV in the state in 2001. In 2004, it was the best-selling concordat SUV.
The Toyota RAV4 was entirely redesigned for the 2006 modeling yr. It distillery has a 2.4 L four-cylinder locomotive, which now produces 166 hp, up 5 from conclusion yr. Unequaled to N America, the new RAV4 too includes a new 3.5 L V6 locomotive from the Toyota Avalon, qualification 269 hp. The RAV4 is up by 21 pct in midland loudness from the close multiplication and now has an uncommitted one-third row behind for two pocket-sized children (US and Canada just). The RAV4 can hush be had in either strawman cycle thrust or quatern cycle screw the Joined States, notwithstanding virtually countries including Canada sole deal the quadruplet bike campaign interpretation.
The thirdly propagation RAV4 is reinforced on two wheelbases, a short-circuit wheelbase for the Asian and European markets, and long-wheelbase for the Northerly American marketplace.
For now, the RAV4 models sold in Northward America are produced in Toyota’s Tahara, Aichi, Japan assemblage engraft. Still, when Toyota’s Woodstock, Ontario, Canada gathering flora comes on-line in 2008, models sold in N America bequeath be assembled alone thither.
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