some off-road vehicles, but revealed new fuel efficient vehicles as well. Fuel efficiency has long been a focus of Toyota, and with this reveal the company proves that it is still devoted to creating affordable and reliable eco-friendly vehicles. For more information about all that was presented at the Washington Auto Show, feel free to follow along with the Westbury Toyota team; we've gone ahead and compiled all the important details into one handy article for your convenience.
Back in 2015, the Mirai was unveiled as Toyota’s first fuel cell vehicle. It has now been rebooted as a premium sedan, says Toyota’s Newsroom, complete with a sharp new design and the newest technology. The Mirai sedan is built on a rear-wheel drive platform and gives drivers an experience not unlike what you would find in a luxury coupe, complete with a sleek silhouette, incredibly comfortable seating, and surprising amounts of driver and passenger room. In terms of environmental impact, the 2021 Mirai makes use of a sustainable, zero emission powertrain. You can expect to see this sedan in showrooms later on this year.
Years of streamlining the RAV4 have led to this moment: The 2021 RAV4 Prime, a beast in terms of both efficiency and performance. The Prime still uses gasoline – however, it also has a brand new lithium-ion battery, a booster converter, and potent motor-generators, all of which contribute to a serious boost in the power department. So much so, explains Kurt Verlin of The News Wheel, that you can expect to see a considerable 302 horsepower (hp) and a 0 to 60 miles per hour (mph) acceleration in only 5.8 seconds. This is an improvement over what you will see in the RAV4 Hybrid (7.8 seconds) and what’s more, puts the Prime in the same scope as performance SUVs with the noticeable difference of some really impressive fuel economy. The Prime also boasts a sports-refined suspension and a cutting-edge all-wheel drive (AWD) system, all of which further contribute to just how distinct it is.
This is the year of Highlander, which Toyota proved at the Washington Auto Show. The Highlander’s undergone a redesign and now possesses a rugged new exterior style while still delivering all the comfort, dependability, and safety that it has become known for. You can choose between a V6 gasoline powertrain (EPA estimated 23 miles per gallon combined) and the new hybrid powertrain (EPA estimated 36 mpg combined).
Also, in keeping with the trusted Highlander name, you can expect to find a third row of seating for all your passenger needs across all trim levels: L (the new trim), LE, XLE, Limited, and Platinum. The connectivity and entertainment systems found in all versions of the Highlander are top-of-the-line with optional features like a huge 12.3-inch multimedia display and a 1,200-watt JBL Premium Sound System.
Toyota stole the Washington Auto Show with the reveal of the 2021 Mirai Sedan, the 2020 Highlander, and the 2021 RAV4 Prime, all of which have varying yet equally impressive degrees of fuel-efficiency. Toyota keeps forging ahead in their ambition to reduce the impact their automobiles have on the environment and these three vehicles are just another impressive achievement along the way. If you are interested in learning more about any of these three vehicles and how one might fight into your future daily commute here on Long Island, do not hesitate to visit or call us here at Westbury Toyota today!