Motoring: RAV4’s new plug-in pleases with a punchy performance

Toyota’s popular RAV4, now in its fifth iteration, is moving with the times once more and gaining a new plug-in hybrid powertrain

The Toyota RAV4: aside from its part-electric powertrain, the car is exceptionally refined and smooth to drive and the experience is augmented by a high-quality cabin that is also massively spacious

The Toyota RAV4 is one of the Japanese company’s most popular models, and arguably one of the progenitors of the whole mid-sized SUV for the road segment.

The name actually stands for recreational active vehicle with 4-wheel drive, despite the fact that it has always been possible to buy a RAV4 that sends its power to just two wheels – a fact that shows how Toyota has always been willing to adapt the RAV4 range ...