The new D-CAT (Diesel Clean Advanced Technologies) engine reinforces Toyota’s position as a world leader in developing clean engine technology. D-CAT reduces nitrogen oxides and particulate emissions to 50 and 90 per cent respectively below Euro IV levels. Provisional output figures are 114bhp at 3,600rpm with 280Nm of torque at 2,200rpm. This provides a top speed, where permitted, of 122mph and nought to 62mph acceleration in 11.2 seconds. This matches the performance of the conventional 2.0-litre D-4D engine while achieving significantly lower emissions.
Changes For RAV4 And Avensis Verso
Frankfurt will reveal styling changes for the 2004 RAV4 and a fresh look and significant specification enhancements for the Avensis Verso.
The RAV4, Europe’s best-selling SUV, is to be the first car in its class to be offered with SRS Curtain Shield airbags and is further equipped with Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control and Brake Assist.
The Avensis Verso is being shown with a new-look front end and a more refined and better-equipped interior. New features include Side and Curtain shield airbags, turn-by-turn satellite navigation with ETA (Electronic Traffic Avoidance), automatic air conditioning, and power-retracting door mirrors. DVD-based full-map satellite navigation will be available as an option.
Full details of specifications for the UK market for the RAV4 and Avensis Verso will be announced shortly.Published 1 September 2003