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2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road adds rugged looks and capability

Toyota has added the TRD Off-Road trim level to the RAV4 lineup for the 2020 model year.

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The Toyota RAV4 was redesigned for the 2019 model year featuring a new, more masculine stance and design notes shared with the current Toyota Tacoma. For 2020, Toyota is adding more brash to the model with the 2020 Toyota RAV4 TTRD Off-Road.

As the RAV4 Adventure grade proved, the RAV4 is properly off road worthy. This new trim level builds on the Adventure trim adding more rugged-looking exterior accents including high-rise roof rails, large over-fenders, aggressive bumper and grille designs, and fog lights.

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road The SUV has new exterior accents to make it look more rugged.Photo courtesy of Toyota

The RAV4 TRD Off-Road has the same 8.6-inch ground clearance of the RAV4 Adventure. Toyota has used what it learned from Ryan Millen's Rally RAV4 to employ a suspension, flow-formed 18×7-inch matte-black TRD alloy wheels, and Severe Snow Rated tires engineered specifically for trail riding. The model has red-colored coil springs, twin-tube shocks are re-valved and feature internal rebound springs to improve control, and new bump stops to maximize compression-direction wheel travel and help improve body control over large bumps and dips. It also has all-wheel drive and Driveline Disconnect.

The RAV4 TRD Off-Road can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road The Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road is well equipped.Photo courtesy of Toyota

Toyota is selling the model with an exclusive two-tone Magnetic Gray Metallic with Ice Edge Roof combination as well as Midnight Black and Lunar Rock paint jobs with an available Ice Edge roof. The SUV has dark gray front and rear lower fascias, and standard front LED fog lights.

Inside, the RAV4 TRD Off-Road features red stitching and red trim. It seats are covered in black SofTex and the TRD logo is stitched on the headrests. All-weather floor mats and a rear cargo mat come standard.

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road The model has TRD stitching on its headrests.Photo courtesy of Toyota

The Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road is on sale now. The 2020 Toyota RAV4 starts at $25,850 and the 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road starts at $35,180.

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The Porsche Panamera lineup has finally fully been revealed.

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The 2021 Porsche Panamera lineup has been completed with the announcement of two new models, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid and Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. They join the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid as a trio of Panamera PHEVs for 2021. Each is available in regular, Sport Turismo, and Executive body styles.

The 2021 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is the new flagship in the stable. It boasts an exceptional 689 horsepower and 642 pound-feet of torque. Porsche has engineered the flagship to get a combined a 563-horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with a 134-horsepower electric motor, paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Its 17.9-kilowatt-hour battery is shared with the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid.

2021 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

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The flagship model comes standard with Porsche's Sport Chrono package. The equipment helps the traditionally-bodied Panamera get from zero to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds while the Executive wheelbase model takes one-tenth of a second longer. The Turbo S E-Hybrid sedan and Sport Turismo also offer the quickest acceleration from 0 to 124 mph of any 2021 Panamera at 10.9 seconds. It has a top track speed of 196 mph, a 4 mph improvement over the 2020 model.

Every 2021 Panamera Panamera 4 E-Hybrid has the same electric motor setup as the flagship. It pairs the motor with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 for a total system output of 455 horsepower, an increase of 12 horsepower over the 4S model. It too has an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The 2021 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid takes just 4.2 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standing start and has a top speed of 174 mph. Both of those numbers improve on the 2020 version of the same model.

Both models feature the freshly redesigned interior and exterior of the Panamera. This includes the Porsche Communication Management infotainment operating system, which now features a higher display resolution and includes additional digital functions and services like Voice Pilot online voice control and wireless Apple CarPlay.

The Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid family tree has a starting price of $103,800 for the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. The previous Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive topping out the lineup at $198,100. Pricing for the new models has yet to be revealed, but it's safe to expect it to be similar.

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The Hummer EV will first be sold in the Edition 1 grade (shown above). Images of other trim levels haven't been released yet.

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The good news is that the GMC Hummer has finally been revealed. The bad news is that all the grades of the Hummer EV won't be available right away. Scroll down to see all the time, prices, specs, and expected availability of each Hummer EV model.

2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1

2022 GMC Hummer EV

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Starting at: $112,595
Available: Fall 2021

Range: 350+ miles
Power: Three motors/1,000 horsepower/11,500 pound-feet of torque

Standard features:

  • Watts to Freedom launch mode
  • Extreme Off-Road Package
  • 800-volt DC fast-charging capability up to 350-kilowatts
  • Infinity Roof with modular transparent Sky Panels
  • Interior badge
  • White exterior

2023 GMC Hummer EV 3X

Starting at: $99,995
Available: Fall 2022

Range: 300+ miles
Power: Three motors/800 horsepower/9,500 pound-feet of torque

Standard features:

  • Torque vectoring
  • 22-inch premium wheels

2024 GMC Hummer EV 2X

Starting at: $89,995
Available: Spring 2023

Range: 300+ miles
Power: Two motors/625 horsepower/7,400 pound-feet of torque

Standard features:

  • Four-wheel steering
  • CrabWalk
  • Adaptive air suspension
  • Available Extract Mode
  • Adaptive ride control
  • 800-volt DC fast-charging capability

2025 GMC Hummer EV 2

Starting at: $79,995
Available: Spring 2024

Range: 250+ miles
Power: Two motors/625 horsepower/7,400 pound-feet of torque

Standard features:

  • Super Cruise
  • HD Surround Vision
  • Digital Key
  • 22-inch wheels with 35-inch tires
  • Infinity Roof
  • Rear drop glass
  • MultiPro Tailgate
  • Adrenaline Mode
  • 400-volt DC fast-charging capability

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