All roads will lead to carbon neutral… and as part of that electrification journey, the punchy Toyota RAV4 goes hybrid. It’s the perfect compact SUV crossover to take you from the city to the ’burbs to the bush in comfort and style. And, of course, with enough space to pack in all the family picnic fun.The car is available in eight exterior hues: Glacier White, Pearl White, Chromium Silver, Graphite Grey, Caribbean Blue (pictured), Cinnabar Red, Urban Khaki and Moonlight Ocean metallic.The RAV4 started as a compact SUV but has grown in size and is now a full-size family SUV, designed with practicality and space in mind.Family of four? Family of five? We’ve got you covered. Headroom accommodates six-foot adults too.
The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid combines all the virtues of its namesake with the added performance and fuel efficiency of Toyota’s proven Hybrid system.The 17-inch alloy wheels with 225-65-R17 rubber are accompanied by a full-size spare wheel.Driver convenience comes in the form of Cruise Control, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, multi-information display and a tilt and telescopic steering wheel finished in leather and incorporating steering switches.The RAV4 Hybrid is offered in tweaked GX trim, striking a balance between core convenience spec, value for money and luxury convenience.Toyota South Africa Motors’ strategy is to make hybrid models attainable and offer customers an attractive product package.According to Toyota, you can fit a mountain bike in the boot without taking the wheels off. We didn’t test that but with 580 litres of space with the rear seats up, we believe them!Roof rails, a rear spoiler, blue Toyota insignia, Hybrid badging and mud guards form part of the standard repertoire.
Photographer: Shaun Mallett. Models: Fenn and Riley Hathrill. Shot on location at Cradle Moon Lakeside Lodge.