Toyota RAV4 Prime and “elk test”

Toyota RAV4 Prime and “elk test”

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Swedish magazine Teknikens var World conducted another “moose test” Toyota RAV4. This time, the most powerful version was tested – the Prime rechargeable hybrid.

Test crossover features benzoelektrosila power plant on the base 2.5-liter motor. Paired with an electric motor powered by a battery located under the floor, it produces 306 horsepower. The power reserve of the RAV4 Prime on electric traction is 63 kilometers.

The result was disastrous: it was possible to pass the obstacle course without errors only at a speed of 63 kilometers per hour. Attempts to cope with the test at higher speeds ended in failure: at the first “perestroika”, the RAV4’s stern slid out of the lane, knocking down the cones. For comparison, the new Peugeot 2008 coped better than the Japanese crossover, passing a winding lane at a speed of 70 kilometers per hour.

Serious problems with the test “on the moose” were also in the standard RAV4 with a hybrid powerplant. Last year, the new crossover failed a test arranged by Swedish journalists, reaching a speed of 68 kilometers per hour. After that, Toyotas hastily finalized the stabilization system, and in January, the RAV4 managed to rehabilitate itself and pass a test at a speed of 72 kilometers per hour.

According to Drom, Toyota has already reviewed the results of the new test and is ready to upgrade again.

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