The Australian office Toyota has decided to intrigue the automobile public with the possibility of issuing a seven-seat modification of the popular crossover.
According to the Australian automotive portal Goauto, this opportunity was announced by Vice President of Toyota Motor North America Jack Hollis. According to him, to exclude the possibility of the appearance of such a car is not worth it, however, in the foreseeable future the company still does not dare to produce it.
He also noticed that Toyota currently has enough seven-seater cars. The creation of the seven-seat modification of the RAV4 in the list of priority tasks of Toyota is not included, and the journalists will have to wait for the official confirmation of the development of this version for a long time.
There are also other details about this crossover. According to Jack Hollis, in the future RAV4 will be electrified, and it’s not just about hybrid modifications. The hint probably means that in the future the company will develop a fully electric version of this model.
Earlier Toyota already sold seven-seat modification of RAV4. This is a third-generation model, but the additional two seats behind the rear row were meant for children, and it was not easy for adults to get there. Given the fact that the wheelbase of the new RAV4 is three centimeters longer than the previous generation model, and also one centimeter longer than the third generation model, the company may well release a fully comfortable seven-seat version.
Also you need to remember about the electric version of the crossover, which was called the RAV4 EV. From 1997 to 2003, a little over 1,500 electric cars were produced, all of which were leased in California. The electric car was equipped with NiMH batteries, had a range of 160-180 kilometers, and reached a speed of 120 kilometers per hour.