Toyota says the system produces 302bhp in total, emits just 29g/km of CO2 (according to ‘WLTP-standard data’) and can propel the RAV4 from 0-62mph in 6.2sec. The electric motor is capable of running at speeds of up to 84mph with no intervention from the engine. 

The new model will be offered in the UK with a range of driver assistance features, including a colour head-up display for the first time. Additional features and options include 19in alloy wheels, heated front and rear seats, two-tone paint schemes and smartphone integration. 

The RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid is due to go on sale in the second half of 2020. A UK release date and pricing details have not been confirmed yet, although it is likely that it will cost more than the current model, which starts from £29,635 in front-drive form.

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