Toyota’s 2019 RAV4 Gets a New XSE Hybrid Model and Amazon Alexa

Toyota’s 2019 RAV4 Gets a New XSE Hybrid Model and Amazon Alexa

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Toyota has introduced a revamped RAV4 model at the New York International Auto Show. The all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 is focused on offering premium tech to the popular small sport utility vehicle. Toyota has also introduced an all-new Sporty Hybrid Grade model, the XSE Hybrid.

Toyota’s 2019 RAV4 Gets a New XSE Hybrid Model and Amazon Alexa

Design wise the new RAV4 sports a stronger nose with a more dynamic profile, robust shoulders, and options for 19-inch wheels. It features a longer wheelbase and wider front, and its shorter front and rear overhangs make it ready for off-roading.

Under the hood, it’s the first Toyota to sport Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive with Rear Driveline Disconnect which helps drivers steer the vehicle even on the toughest roads.

The spiffy new XSE Hybrid is the sportiest of the new RAV4 lineup and promises to offer no compromises while still being energy-efficient and fuel-efficient. The XSE will be available with a two-tone exterior, where you can choose from a black roof paired with either Blizzard Pearl, Silver Sky Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, or Blueprint.

On the tech side, the RAV4 comes with Wi-Fi connect powered by Verizon. It’s got Amazon Alexa and Apple CarPlay. The car can be configured with up to 5 USB ports, an eight-inch touchscreen, and a Qi wireless charging tray. The car can also be customized with a JBL audio system powered 11 speakers across 8 channels at 800 watts. You can throw a party in the car with that kind of audio system. Please make sure to invite us when you do.

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