The brand new fourth generation Toyota RAV4 has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 183.800 yuan and ends at 272.800 yuan. The Toyota RAV4 is made in China by the FAW-Toyota joint venture, and is one of the most popular mid-size SUV’s on the market.
There are two engines available: a 2.0 with 147hp and 187nm mated to a six-speed manual or a CVT, and a 2.5 with 180hp and 234nm mated to a six-speed automatic. The RAV4 competes with fine cars such as the Honda CR-X, the Volkswagen Tiguan, the Hyundai ix35 and the new-in-China Mazda CX-5, all of which are locally made as well. Toyota China expects to sell some 150.000 units of the the new RAV4 per year, starting in 2014.