Toyota is introducing a new hybrid entry into their lineup. This shouldn’t come as a surprise anymore, really. Toyota has made a name for themselves amongst major automakers for being on the leading-edge of alternative propulsion.
It started with the Toyota Prius, an undeniable trailblazer that single-handedly carved a niche for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Now it looks as if Toyota is poised to do the same thing for fuel-cell vehicles, with the Toyota Mirai.
As for this new entry, the new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is being unveiled this week at the New York Auto Show. As USA Today notes, the RAV4 should have a bit more room for battery storage, being an SUV, so it’s reasonable to expect a generous range.
The new hybrid compact SUV complements the larger Toyota Highlander, a full-size SUV that Toyota recently started producing as a hybrid. These two SUVs going green fulfill “Toyota’s pledge to extend hybrid technology across its line.”