The new crossover Toyota RAV4 failed “moose test”September 13, 2019
The Japanese crossover of the new generation with sharp maneuvers can even tip over.
Teknikens Varld specialists tested the new Toyota RAV4 by conducting the so-called “moose test” – when the car abruptly leaves to the side due to an unexpected obstacle and returns to its lane. The results of two tests showed poor stability of the machine.
The first test took place in the spring and it involved the version of a crossover with a gasoline engine. The test was supposed to be carried out at a speed of 70 km / h, but the car already at 68 km / h began to take the wheels off the road. Experts noted the late response of the stability control systems and the high possibility of a drift.
The second time they tested the hybrid version of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid AWD-i, and in the summer. However, this time the speed was not higher than 68 km / h. Experts noted the same shortcomings as during the spring test.
“The Toyota RAV4 has a fast forward response when we turn left into the lane. When we turn right, it turns, and the car rises on two wheels. Toyota has once again launched a product on the market that cannot safely perform a moose test, ”the company’s report said.
Toyota representatives said: “At the development stage, the RAV4 successfully passed all internal tests, including ISO 3888–2 and the Teknikens Varld Elk test. We give our guarantee to all Toyota customers, they can be sure of the safety of their vehicles. ”
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