Toyota has released an image of what it describes as the “most powerful RAV4 yet”, with the flagship variant set to debut at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

Interestingly, the new derivative will take the form of a plug-in hybrid.

While the Japanese firm has yet to release details of the powertrain, it’s worth noting the current self-charging RAV4 hybrid (which, of course, isn’t a plug-in variant … and isn’t part of the range here in South Africa) generates 163 kW in all-wheel-drive guise.

Whether or not the newcomer will employ a similar set-up (a naturally aspirated 2,5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and a pair of electric motors) remains to be seen.

Still, Toyota promises the upcoming plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) version of the fourth-generation RAV4 will offer “surprising performance capabilities” and “spirited acceleration”.

Seen here in a new Supersonic Red hue, the RAV4 plug-in hybrid will also feature subtle model-specific styling cues.

In other news – Moshe Ndiki & Ntsiki Mazwai got social media users divided

The ongoing ‘feud’ between local celebs, Moshe Ndiki and Ntsiki Mazwai has social media users picking sides. Many social tweeps feel that Moshe was completely wrong for laughing at Ntsiki’s photo. Others feel that Ntsiki shouldn’t be taken seriously, saying she’s been ‘bullying’ others for a long time.

Moshe Ndiki

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About 2 weeks ago, Ntsiki Mazwai took to her Twitter account to call out Moshe Ndiki for body-shaming her. continue reading

Source: car mag

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