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Toyota Will Build RAV4 Hybrid for 2012
In brief: Jim Lentz, Toyota Motor Sales president, has confirmed that the gas-electric RAV4 crossover will be in the model year 2012 lineup.
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Using Toyota's core powertrain with the 1.8L hybrid gas-electric system, the RAV4 Hybrid will be out in the spring of 2012. The hybrid offering will include only the 5-door model.
Although Toyota hasn't given any specifics, the RAV4 could potentially get 30mpg or better (US). It's larger cousin, the Highlander, has a 27mpg (city) mileage in its hybrid configuration.
And so ...
More information may be forthcoming at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
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