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Friday, November 18, 2005


New RAV4 debut at JAPAN!!
Let's have a first inspection on this model. I guess you guys have not seen the inside structrure of RAV4. Usually I like to see the components and body structures in details.

Nice looking interior, I think it looks much better than the previous model.

Look at the fuel tank, it is located at the side and shape is very compact. The Main purpose is to relocate the center of gravity to improve ride & handling. Of course, one of the reason is also to improve crash performance especially at the rear impact test.

Power plant:
1) Engine: 2.0L 16v DOHC VVT-i inline 4 Gasoline engine (2AZ-FE)
2) Transmission: Sport mode 6-speeds CVT. - Electronically controlled 4WD.
3) Compression ratio: 9.8
4) Max.Output: 125kW (170PS)/6000rpm
5) Max.Torque: 224Nm (22.8kgm)/4000rpm
3) Fuel consumption: 12.6 KM/L (at highway)
4) Max. speed: 180km/h

Body and Chasis:
1) Lenght x Width x Height (LxWxH): 4335mm x 1855mm x 1685mm (WB: 2560mm)
2) Weight: 1460 ~ 1520kg
3) Fuel tank size: 60L
4) Smallest turning circle: 5.1m
5) Tyre type: 215/70R16 or 225/55R18

Click here for Specifications --> Specifications
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AutoExpress click here --> RAV-4

2WD : 1,974,000 to 2,163,000 YEN (RM65k to RM70k)
4WD: 2,184,000 to 2,373,000 YEN (RM70k to RM80k)


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