RAV4 (Toyota)

Sep 16, 2021

On September 14, Toyata unveils new RAV4 Adventure along with revised RAV4 SUV. UK deliveries for both model range will begin in first quarter of 2022.
The RAV4 Adventure has got Toyota’s fourth generation hybrid electric technology and is equipped as standard with intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD-i), with compact electric motor on the rear axle. The hybrid powertrain, combines electric motor and a 2.5 litre 4-cylinder gasoline engine, delivers 219 bhp.
RAV4 Adventure leads updates to all RAV4 range for 2022, including new projector-type LED headlights and LED front fog lights. A new 10-spoke alloy wheel design will be introduced in bright silver or gloss black according to equipment grade. In the cabin the focus is on added comfort and convenience with new LED lighting, power adjustment for the front passenger seat, illuminated window control switches and new, USB-C ports suitable for charging phones and devices while on the move.
(Toyota press release)

Sep 15, 2021

On September 14, Toyota announced it will reveal its all-new 2022 Tundra full-size pickup online on September 19 at 9 p.m. EST. at https://www.toyota.com/.
Following up the formal debut online, the all-new 2022 Tundra will be on display at Motor Bella, a six-day vehicle showcase at the M1 Concourse, north of Detroit, from September 21-26.
Toyota will also have an exhibit-style staging area for an array of new products, all built in the U.S.
Besides the Tundra, Toyota’s other on-site vehicles displayed at Motor Bella will include the new Corolla Cross, Corolla sedan, Camry TRD, Avalon TRD, RAV4 Hybrid, Highlander, Sequoia, Sienna, and a pair of racecars.

(Toyota press releases on September 14, 2021) 1 / 2

Sep 02, 2021

U.S. new vehicle sales of 1,095,521 units for the month of August represented a 17.2% decrease from August 2020 as many North American auto plants were idled due to a shortage of semiconductors.
There were 25 selling days in August 2021, one less than the 26 selling days last August.
August’s passenger car sales fell 17.5% to 255,758 units, resulting in a 23.3% market share, while SUV and truck sales decreased 17.1% to 839,763 units, resulting in a 76.7% market share.
Light vehicle seasonally adjusted annualized sales (SAAR) for August 2021 was 13.09 million units versus 15.36 million units a year ago.
Estimated General Motors monthly sales decreased 38.6% in August, while Stellantis sales fell 19.5%, and Ford sales dropped 33.2%, all heavily affected by availability of popular models due to the semiconductor shortage.
Tesla sales increased 21.8% to approximately 23,140 units, with a growing 2.1% market share.
Among Japanese companies, Toyota sales were down 1.0%, Nissan sales were down 8.8%,
Honda sales were down 15.6%, Mazda sales were up 4.5%, and Subaru sales were down 14.7%.
Hyundai sales were up 2.4%, while Kia sales were down 5.3%.
Among German companies, VW sales were down 21.6%, Mercedes-Benz sales were down 15.1% and BMW sales were up 12.5%.
Jaguar Land Rover sales fell 29.7% from last August, while Volvo sales increased 3.0%, and upstarts Polestar sold 190 vehicles and Karma sold 8 units.
The best-selling models in August were Ford F-Series, Ram pickup, Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Toyota Camry, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Highlander, and Honda Civic.

(from Autodata results posted September 1, 2021)

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