Toyota opened the line GR four years ago with the GRMN as the top of the range, followed by cars bearing the GR suffix and the lower level GR Sport. So far only the yaris has received the full GRMN treatment, while the GR has been used for the Corolla, 86 Y Supra. But as for the GR Sport, it’s employed across the manufacturer’s lineup, as you can even get a minivan in this spec in Japan.
The last acquisition of the family GR Sport is he toyota-rav4 for Europewhere the 2023 model year compact crossover joins versions Yaris GR Sport, Yaris Cross, C-HR and the Hilux. Basically, it’s a style pack combined with minimal mechanical changes. Engineers retuned the suspension with stiffer springs and sport shock absorbers. Toyota It promises that these allow for better handling and a “more engaging driving experience.”
The Toyota RAV4 GR Sport 2023 arrives in Europe
The RAV4 GR Sport it will be available with hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains and can be distinguished visually due to the piano black painted wheel arch trims. The same finish has been applied to the side moldings and tailgate trim. Additionally, the front spoiler has a dark silver look on the hybrid and a bronze look on the PHEV.
Updated “GR” badges and bezels on the spotlights Fog lights are also reserved for the new trim level. The Japanese manufacturer mentions that the RAV4 GR Sport is the first model Toyota which mounts alloy wheels conceived using an “ultra-precise line cutting technique”. The set measures 19 inches and is finished in gloss black with a five-twin-spoke design and bright machined pinstripe accents.
Exclusive to the new grade, the sportier front seats are wrapped in suede upholstery with leatherette-covered headrests. “GR” logos adorn the headrests, while contrasting silver stitching has been applied to the seats, gear lever and steering wheel. In addition, the Toyota install a bronze trim on the door panels and steering wheel. A panoramic view monitor is standard, as are electrically adjustable front seats with a memory function for the driver’s seat.
This is based on the RAV4 2023 sold in Europethe GR Sport it features the latest 12.3-inch driver’s display and 10.5-inch infotainment. It also comes with an enhanced series of safety features, including a new emergency steering assistance system and an improved pre-crash system. Toyota will have the RAV4 GR Sport 2023 for sale in Europe before the end of the year.
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