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Check out the brand new 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road!

By Oluwatobi Ogunrinde
Publish on April 19, 2019

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The RAV4 TRD Off-Road allows you choose from Sport, Normal and Eco modes and if you have more road trip stuff to take with you, such as personal watercraft or dirt bikes, the SUV is designed to tow up to 3,500 pounds!

On February 7, 2019, Toyota launched the new fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 at the Chicago Auto Show and again, they’re set to hit us with the all-new 2020 RAV4 TRD Off-Road model. The adventurous SUV with matte black aluminum wheels, darkened grille, and bumper elements is designed for customers who make the great outdoors a second home.

The interior

Toyota has always had a clean taste for all their products and this time, they chose to pimp the cabin of the new RAV4 TRD Off-Road with striking red stitching and red trim. The faux-leather seat surfaces are covered in comfortable SofTex, and the front seats have TRD logos stitched into the headrests. Exclusive TRD all-weather floor mats and rear cargo mats are designed to accommodate mud, sand, and water which can easily shake out for cleanup.

 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road

RAV4 TRD Off-Road Cabin with striking red stitching and red trim

 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road

TRD logos are stitched into the headrests

Engineered specifically for trail driving

To guarantee a “get-up-and-go-anywhere” performance, the SUV features a 203-horsepower four-cylinder engine, paired with an 8-speed Direct-Shift Automatic Transmission and a Dynamic Force 2.5-liter. The superb off-road model is also built for fuel efficiency.

Ready to set out?

You can choose from Sport, Normal and Eco modes and if you have more road trip stuff to take with you, such as personal watercraft, dirt bikes or a small enclosed trailer, the RAV4 TRD Off-Road is designed to tow up to 3,500 pounds!

         2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road

Designed to tow up to 3,500 pounds!

Let’s not forget the standard Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive that can

direct up to 50 percent of engine torque to the rear wheels, as well as distribute torque to the left or right rear wheel to enhance handling on or off the pavement.”

When AWD (All-Wheel Drive) isn’t needed, such as on long highway stretches, Rear Driveline Disconnect optimizes fuel economy - says Toyota.

Features

  • 2020 RAV4 TRD Off-Road Suspension Inspired by Rally RAV4 Race Team
  • Standard Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive
  • Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail All-Terrain Tires
  • TRD 18-inch Flow-Formed Matte Black Aluminum Wheels
  • Exclusive TRD Exterior and Interior Features
  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0)

Looks like something for Nigeria roads…

One thing you can be sure about the RAV4 Adventure grade is its classy flexibility. Depending on the kind of road, you can use the standard Multi-Terrain Select to maximize traction by matching the drive mode to the conditions. You can choose between the Mud & Sand mode for beach driving, or Rock & Dirt mode for trails, and Snow for wintery conditions.

Also, the RAV4 TRD Off-Road will include Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), Trailer Sway Control (TSC), and Downhill Assist Control (DAC) for optimal on-road and off-road performance and safety.

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road

The SUV is engineered to enhance body control and small-bump isolation

That’s not all, the SUV is engineered to enhance body control and small-bump isolation to help smooth out trails and rough city streets. Not like Toyota had Nigeria in mind but they featured unique red coil springs which are tuned for an off-road focus.

According to Toyota Press Release, the twin-tube shocks are re-valved and feature new internal rebound springs to improve rebound control. New bump stops maximize compression direction wheel travel and help improve body control over large bumps and dips.

What could be better for a Nigerian road?

Release date & price

The 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road will arrive towards the end of the year, from September-December particularly, and the price will be announced towards that period. However, the 2019 RAV4 Adventure trim starts at around $34,000, which is ₦12,240,000.

Expect this model to cost more!

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Oluwatobi Ogunrinde

A passionate writer looking to educate people with every piece of her work. Oluwatobi enjoys writing about exotic cars, productive tech traits, workplace culture, and basic data science values. She holds a Master's degree in Diplomacy and Strategic Studies from University of Lagos. When she's not expressing herself through a new article, she's reading about international politics.