Gazoo Sport team is the best thing that can happen to the Toyota vehicle. This branch delivers unique upgrades that make vehicles more attractive. So far, we saw a few new models with the GR badge, including Yaris, Supra, and even Hilux truck. Now, it is time for crossovers and SUVs to get the treatment – the Toyota Rav4 GR Sport.
Which vehicle is the best to start with than the compact SUV? It is the best-selling vehicle, not only in the US. The Rav4 GR Sport will make everything look better. The focus is also on the handling and overall driving impression.
The Rav4 GR Sport will be an eye-catching vehicle with plenty of unique solutions. For example, black wheel arches, side trims, and rear door details are drawing attention. Up front, fog lights are unique with new housing. Spoilers show this is the special version, and the color indicates what kind of engine is under the hood. Of course, Toyota puts GR badges on the grille, door, and tailgate. Wheels are 19-inchers with dark finish and light stripes.
Toyota Rav4 GR Sport Interior
The company continues the upgrades inside the cockpit. Sports seats and synthetic leather makes the ride more comfortable. GR logos are on the headrests, while the edges show silver contrasting stitching. The same design is used for the shift knob. The center of the infotainment system is a 10.5-inch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Driver’s display is even bigger. The GR package keeps all the advanced safety options the Rav4 is offering across the rest of the lineup.
Hybrid and Prime Drivetrains
There are two drivetrains for the Toyota Rav4 GR Sport – and both are hybrids. The entry-level model combines a 2.5-liter engine with an electric battery and the system puts out 224 horsepower. A more potent configuration is using a larger motor and that results in 302 hp. The Rav4 Prime is also very efficient, returning 38 mpg and going 42 miles on an electric range. The GR Sport makes everything look and feel sportier. The upgraded suspension the package is adding is giving a new dimension to the entire lineup.
Toyota Rav4 GR Sport Release Date in the US
The new Toyota Rav4 GR Sport is already launched in Europe. However, fans in the US need to wait a bit until this version hits dealerships. We don’t have pricing estimations, since the cost of the crossover is pretty different in the United States and the rest of the world. The Rav4 joins the lineup of GR vehicles, and we are keeping an eye on further news and additions.
Read a full Toyota Rav4 review HERE.