Toyota Will Build RAV4 Hybrid for 2012

Toyota RAV4 Crossover

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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Make/Model: RAV4
Manufacturer: Toyota

The word

RAV4

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.

Photo credits: Toyota

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