When is the plug in hybrid version of a vehicle also the performance variant?
Well, when it's the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime.
This electrified Utility Vehicle made its big debut here at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Now it promises both impressive efficiency and performance.
It should have a combined economy rating of 90 MPGe.
And get this.
It would go for 0 to 60 in a claim of 5.8 seconds that makes it the second faster vehicle in Toyota line up after the I think it's the four cylinder Tacoma, or might be the Supra, I'm not sure.
Delivering that performance is an amped up drive train with 302 system horsepower that's 83 more than you get in a standard rav4 hybrid.
As for electric only driving range, Toyota says this should be able to go about 39 miles running solely on electronics.
Under the hood, it's a two point five liter Atkinson cycle engine.
On its one it delivers 176 horse power with 168 pound feet of torque.
Now the ralph four prime also has more powerful motor generators and a read mounted motor which provides a wheel drive.
All RAV 4s come standard with Toyota safety sense 2.0 which is the auto makers suite of advanced driver aids which of course includes like traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams and much more.
Now of course, there is so much more to talk about with the 2021 Toyota Rav4 Prime don't have enough time in this particular video, but make sure you head over to theroadshow.com for much complete information about this new vehicle which is scheduled to go on sale next summer.