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It might be a bit crazy to see a RAV4 with Suzuki decals and it may take some time before we get used to that. However, the Across gets its own front with new, flatter and wider headlights, a new grille that resembles that of cars like the Swift and its own front bumper. On the back we do not notice any significant differences and the same applies to the interior. Inside, except for the Suzuki badges, the Across is identical to the RAV4.

While you can get the RAV4 in the Netherlands with a conventional petrol engine and as a Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid , the Suzuki Across has so far only been presented with the plug-in hybrid powertrain. That means that Suzuki’s newcomer immediately has a solid bonk ability. Under the hood is the 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine from Toyota, which works together with a powerful electric motor. That brings the system power to 306 hp. This means that the Across, like the RAV4 PHEV, sprints from 0 to 100 km / h in 6 seconds. More interesting is of course the electric range. The 18.1 kWh battery pack helps the four-wheel drive Across with an electric range of 75 kilometers. Certainly not crazy.

The Japan Times »

Toyota Motor Corp.’s affiliate has begun manufacturing hybrid RAV4 SUVs for Suzuki Motor Corp. for the first time, with a plan to sell them under the smaller automaker brand in the European market, sources close to the matter said Thursday.

Toyota Industries Corp., which currently assembles the RAV4 model, started production for Suzuki at its plant in Aichi Prefecture earlier this month, the sources said.

In early June, Toyota started selling a RAV4 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) in Japan.

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