Toyota The week starts presenting new products, on the one hand the Sienna Hybrid and on the other Toyota Venza, a CUV —That is to say, a crossover—, which will be placed between the RAV4 and Highlander. It comes only with a second generation hybrid powertrain that according to the brand can give you up to a combined consumption of 17 km / l. It will be a product that focuses on comfort and family life.
Medium two-row SUV seating
The Toyota Venza is a medium two row crossover of seats with a peculiar and more stylized look than the slightly more square designs that we saw with the RAV4 and Highlander. In fact, it is the fourth generation of the Toyota Harrier, a model of the Japanese and European market that debuts its fourth generation and that is the twin of the Lexus RX. This vehicle is built on the new platform TNGA GA-K using the new generation Camry and RAV4.
Visually we see thin and elongated LED headlights, a trapezoidal grill, fluid lines both on the front and on the sides, 18 “or 19” wheels According to the version and a good proportion back that maintains the tendency to use an LED light strip to unite the skulls in the center. Toyota did not release the dimensional data, but it will be between the 4.6 meter long RAV4 and the 4.9 meter Highlander. Of course, its trunk capacity will be 1,027 liters without folding down the rear seats.
Refined interior with comfort as a priority
Toyota Venza interior looks more refined than the RAV4 and can even be contrasted in some areas with different tones. Its design is somewhat minimalist with simple lines that try to concentrate everything in the central area with easy controls for its different functions.
Among the remarkable equipment we can find a 12.3 “touch screen compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa, JBL 7-speaker audio system, digital rearview mirror, analog instrument panel with 7 “display, vented and heated front seats, among many others.
One of its interesting functions is the panoramic electro chromatic roof, which with the click of a button can automatically darken or lighten the ceiling glass to block or allow light to enter.
Optionally Toyota in conjunction with JBL designed an audio system of 9 speakers and subwoofer with 1,200 watts of power which is the most powerful that Toyota has put in any of its vehicles to date.
As long as you want hybrid there is no problem
The Toyota Venza is presented only with a hybrid powertrain second generation, similar to that used by the RAV4 Hybrid and Camry Hybrid, it will also be accompanied by a traction system AWD Electric, which only powers the rear axle with the help of one of its electric motors when there is loss of traction or when starting and passing.
Toyota emphasizes that it will deliver a combined consumption of up to 17 km / l or 40 mpg. The work of the platform, tuning of suspension and engine performance, according to Toyota, will give it handling characteristics like those of a sedan with the versatility and comfort of an SUV.
The powertrain is made up of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline aspirated engine which is supported by three electric motors to deliver a joint power of 219 hp. It has driving mode selectors with Normal, Sport, Eco and EV grades for short driving periods using only electrical power. Everything indicates that he will also use a box CVT with simulations of changes.
Another of its strong cards is the system PED (Predictive Efficient Drive) or efficient driving predictor, which when activated can memorize and analyze certain frequent routes to know when you can optimize the charge or discharge of the battery and thus ensure more efficient trips. This is done thanks to GPS data, as well as traffic and topographic conditions.
The Venza was designed for comfort, which is why special attention has been paid to eliminate much vibration and noise from outside is possible, in addition to looking for the suspension to filter road irregularities as well as possible.
Safety as a priority
Toyota confirmed that all Venza will have their new security suite Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 They include equipment such as the autonomous emergency brake with detection of pedestrians and cyclists, adaptive cruise control, lane maintenance assistant, automatic high beams, traffic signal reader, blind spot alert and reverse camera.
Details how 360º vision and the autonomous reverse brake are available on the more complete versions of the Venza.
Other details may be 8 air bags, real-time navigation and remote emergency assistance from Toyota, although in these cases they have trial periods ranging from three months to a year depending on the service.
It will begin its sales in the United States in the next month of August, still it is not confirmed if it will arrive in Mexico. It seems unlikely to see it in our country, but definitely not impossible, we will be attentive to the releases of the brand in search of some important information.
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The news Toyota Venza: a new hybrid SUV that comes to fill the gap between RAV4 and Highlander in America was originally published in Motorpassion Mexico by Mau Juárez.
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