After a few teasers and some information regarding the safety systems, Toyota officially unveiled the new RAV4 Hybrid, the first hybrid version of its compact SUV. Toyota had developed an electric version of the RAV4 together with Tesla, but never built a hybrid.
Now the technology is ready to be brought under the hood of the popular SUV. The car was introduced in New York Auto Show as the eighth hybrid in Toyota range.
The much-awaited RAV4 Hybrid will be offered in two grades: XLE and Limited.  Both grades will be equipped with an Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel-Drive System with intelligence (AWD-i).  Also available will be unique 17-inch alloy wheels and six exterior colors (Super White, Blizzard Pearl, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Classic Silver Metallic, Black Sand Pearl and a new Blue).
The 2016 RAV4 Hybrid will be among the first U.S. models with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), a new multi-feature advanced safety package anchored by automated pre-collision braking. TSS includes: Pre-Collision System, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams, Pedestrian Pre-Collision System, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
The official market debut will come this fall.