The top hybrid Toyota RAV4 Prime costs $ 96,422, and this is no joke. This is exactly the price set by one of the brand’s dealers.
The most expensive Toyota RAV4 crossover was found in one of the American car dealerships. Its glass bears a price tag of $ 96,422 and this is an absolute record in the entire history of the model. InsideEVs website writes about it.
It should be noted that we are talking about the Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid, which is the most expensive in the lineup. This 306-horsepower Toyota crossover can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 6 seconds and travel up to 75 km in electric mode.
In addition, the Toyota RAV4 package is quite rich, and additional equipment has been installed for $ 6,800. But even taking this into account, the crossover should have cost a little more than $ 56 thousand.
It turned out that $ 40,000 is the dealer’s margin. Precisely because of the desire of the car dealership to cash in, the price of the Toyota RAV4 rose to the level of the Porsche Cayenne and BMW X6.
Such a high markup is due to the shortage of cars on the market. Due to the lack of microchips, Toyota (and many other automakers) are forced to stop their conveyors, and therefore there are not enough cars. The shortage of cars is already felt in Ukraine.
By the way, for the same reason, the new Toyota Tundra pickup in the hybrid version will have to wait a year and a half – there are queues for it. In general, the highest dealer markups are now on hybrids and electric cars, because more microchips are used there. Many gasoline models have not risen in price and are in stock.
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