Toyota aims to sell 200,000 RAV4s annually image

The Japanese based automaker Toyota is planning to sell 200,000 units of the all-new RAV4 annually.

After it was officially presented to the public just a week ago, during the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, the new generation of the Toyota RAV4 is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the Japanese based automaker announcing its sales target. According to the car manufacturer, 200,000 units of the RAV4 are planned to be sold annually starting from 2013, which seems like a dream considering the fact that the previous record stands at 170,877 units, achieved back in 2008.

As a quick reminder, the new Toyota RAV4 is being provided by a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine which is producing a total output of 176 BHP (131 kW) and 172 lb-ft of torque (233 Nm), mated to a six-speed transmission. The model is returning 24 / 31 mpg in city / highway with the front-wheel drive and 22 / 29 mpg in city / highway with the all-wheel drive system (optional). Three different modes are available for the new RAV4, Auto, Lock and Sport, with Auto sending power to the front wheels and engaging the rear wheels when needed, the Lock distributing power between front and rear at speeds below 25 mph (40 km/h) and the Sport promising to improve the handling by transferring the torque to the rear-wheel drive around corners. More details on the model will be announced close to its launch.