깔끔한 디자인에 VTEC 터보 엔진, 10단 자동변속기, 토크 벡터링이 가능한 SH-AWD 등 수준높은 기술들을 대거 투입한 걸작입니다.
The 2019 Acura RDX debuted today at the New York International Auto Show. As the first in a new generation of Acura products, the re-engineered 2019 RDX delivers top-of-class performance, a more spacious and luxurious cabin, and a host of premium technology and features. Designed, developed and manufactured in America, the new turbocharged RDX will launch mid-year as the quickest, best handling and most luxurious RDX yet.
"The 2019 Acura RDX signals the start of a new era for the Acura brand by delivering design, performance and prestige that will elevate its position in the luxury market's fastest growing segment," said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of the Automobile Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "This RDX is our most extensive redesign in more than a decade, a truly ground up reimagining of the RDX around our Precision Crafted Performance brand direction."
Acura also debuted the 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec sport appearance variant – distinguished by larger wheels, gloss black accents and unique interior treatment including an available two-tone red and black interior. With the addition of A-Spec to both the RDX and MDX, Acura has fulfilled its commitment to expand A-Spec to all core models.
Sharp, Low and Wide Design
The production 2019 RDX carries forward substantially all of the design cues that debuted with the Prototype RDX in January. In creating the new RDX, Acura designers worked from the foundations of the Acura Precision Concept, adapting its low and wide stance, sleek presence and wheels-out proportions to a five-passenger SUV.
The 2019 RDX showcases Acura's signature Diamond Pentagon Grille flanked by all-new Jewel Eye™ headlights – now boasting seven LED light elements, up from the previous five. Below, wide air intakes include NSX-inspired air curtains feed air efficiently around the front wheels and down the body side. Prominent hood bulges are visible from inside the cabin, signaling the performance character of the third-generation RDX.
Sharp character lines accentuate the front and rear fenders, with an aggressive "dropping" character line running the length of the RDX. A pen stroke of chrome (gloss-black on A-Spec) highlights the upper greenhouse and lower rocker. At the rear, the design of the 2019 RDX is capped off with a distinctive "dragon tail" LED light signature of the taillights.
New Acura-Exclusive Body and Chassis Architecture
The 2019 RDX sits atop an all-new body and chassis architecture designed to deliver a sophisticated and engaging driving experience. It starts with a 2.6 inch longer wheelbase, which aids both ride comfort and cabin space. The cargo area behind the rear seats has expanded 3.4-cubic feet with an additional 1.7 cubic-feet of compartmented underfloor storage. The new platform provides for a fully-flat rear floor, enabling first-class seating comfort in all three rear seating positions.
The RDX's body structure is composed of over 50 percent high strength steel. It utilizes a new double-ring rear frame design and new two-piece ultra-high-strength steel front door rings, which significantly increase body rigidity, handling precision and cabin quietness.
The body structure is mated to an all-new chassis design with variable ratio dual-pinion electric power steering, a sport-tuned Macpherson strut front suspension, an all-new five-link independent rear suspension and available adaptive dampers.
VTEC Turbo Engine with Higher Performance and Efficiency
The new RDX takes power from a direct-injected and turbocharged 2.0-liter, 16-valve powerplant with DOHC VTEC®valvetrain and Dual Variable Timing Cam (Dual VTC). Peak output is 272 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. Compared to the previous model's V6, peak torque is up 28 lb.-ft. and available across a wider section of the power band, from 1,600 to 4,500 rpm (previously 252 lb.-ft. at 4,900 rpm) with low-RPM torque boosted by as much as 40 percent for quicker acceleration and sharper throttle response.
Segment-first 10-Speed Transmission
The RDX's turbocharged engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission (10AT) – the first and only 10AT in the class. With more closely spaced ratios and a 62 percent wider ratio range, Acura's 10AT takes full advantage of the turbo engine's bountiful low-end torque. Gear changes are quick and seamless, in both automatic mode and using steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
Return of Torque Vectoring SH-AWD
The third generation redesign also marks the return of torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) to RDX, in its most powerful and sophisticated form ever. In addition to improving all-wheel-drive performance, Acura's SH-AWD utilizes dynamic torque vectoring to sharpen handling response and deliver vivid, exhilarating and confidence-inspiring driving performance in virtually all weather and road conditions.
With Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, up to 70% of torque can be distributed to the rear wheels. And up to 100% of that torque can be distributed to either the right-rear or left-rear wheel, creating incredible control and agility. The 2019 RDX is the first model to utilize this new generation of Acura SH-AWD.
Spacious, Luxurious and Tech-forward Cabin
The 2019 RDX's sumptuously appointed, tech-forward and spacious new cabin features Acura's latest thinking for a more premium, personal and connected driving experience.
Exceptional seating comfort is provided by next-generation Acura sport seats, designed exclusively for RDX and future Acura products. The new, more intricately sculpted sport seats feature a lightweight ultra-high-strength steel frame, with improved lateral support for spirited driving and up to 16-way power adjustability. In all grades, the RDX provides both the driver and front-seat passenger the same levels of seating adjustability and comfort.
The RDX's new ultra-wide panoramic moonroof, standard on all grades, has power slide and tilt functions and a power sliding sunshade. It is among the largest and widest in the class providing an open and airy feeling throughout the cabin.
Available authentic high-grade materials are featured throughout the cabin, including brushed aluminum, stainless steel, open pore Olive Ash wood trim, Ultrasuede® and rich Milano leather.
Inspired by the NSX, a high-deck floating center console and prominent Integrated Dynamics System control knob allows drivers to quickly switch between four distinct drive modes (Snow, Comfort, Sport and Sport+).
Intuitive True Touchpad Interface™
Designed from a clean sheet and deployed for the first time in the automotive world in the third generation RDX, Acura's True Touchpad Interface is a holistic, system-level approach to in-car user interface that is optimized for the driver and the driving experience.
The system is designed to combine the advantages of both conventional touchscreen and remote-based approaches. The True Touchpad Interface features a 10.2-inch full-HD center display mounted high atop the center console, close to the driver's natural line of sight, a center console-mounted touchpad and an all-new, Android-based operating system.
Unlike conventional touchpad designs, Acura's True Touchpad Interface does not require the user to locate a cursor on the screen while navigating the touchpad. To support intuitive and easy control, the touchpad is precisely mapped, one-to-one, with the action on the center display – the world's first application of absolute positioning in the driving environment. Simply, a touch on any location of the touchpad corresponds directly with that same location on the display.
Further supporting ease of use, the touchpad's surface is slightly concave, allowing the user to quickly identify the center of the touchpad without looking down. A padded wrist rest, integrated within the RDX's high-deck floating center console, provides a comfortable and stable platform for operating the touchpad.
The operating system features simple, clean graphics and menu structures designed in concert with the touchpad. It features two zones, a larger primary zone, and smaller secondary zone, allowing for easy viewing and one-tap swapping of primary and secondary functions – navigation and music, for example.
Click here for a brief video primer on the new True Touchpad Interface.
Acura ELS Studio 3D™ Audio
The new RDX also marks the debut of Acura ELS Studio 3D premium audio, a 16-channel, 710-watt system featuring four ultra-slim Highline™ ceiling-mounted speakers – available on high grades. Developed by Acura and Panasonic and tuned by Grammy-winning music producer, Elliot Schiener, Acura ELS Studio 3D audio delivers incredible fidelity and dynamic range while adding a new dimension of sound to the listening experience.
Head-Up Display and Natural Language Voice Recognition
Another Acura first is a new natural language voice recognition system, which allows for more intuitive voice control of major features and functions, including commands for the available embedded Acura Navigation System. Also new is an available 10.5-inch full-color interactive Head-Up Display, which puts customizable information displays, including audio, phone, AcuraWatch alerts, turn-by-turn navigation and more directly in the driver's line of sight.
A-Spec Variant Boosts Sport Appearance
The new RDX A-Spec, the first-ever Acura SUV with A-Spec treatment, adds distinctive sport appearance upgrades inside and out. Shark Gray 20-inch alloy wheels shod with low-profile 255/45R20 tires create a more athletic stance and are complemented by a unique lower front fascia and gloss-black accents for the front grille, Jewel Eye™ headlights, side sills, upper window sash and taillights. LED fog lights, large-diameter dual exhaust finishers and A-Spec badging on the front quarter panels and tailgate complete the exterior package.
Inside, the RDX A-Spec features exclusive sports seats wrapped in either black or red leather with black premium Ultrasuede® inserts and contrasting stitching. Real aluminum decorates the center-console, doors and instrument panel, with additional soft-touch Ultrasuede on the dash. The A-Spec's stitched leather sport steering wheel features gloss black trim, metal-plated paddle shifters and A-Spec badging. A unique driver's gauge cluster gets an A-Spec exclusive satin silver finish with red-illuminated nighttime readouts.
Unparalleled Standard Features, Value
The 2019 RDX boasts an extensive and class-leading array of premium features and technologies as standard equipment, including 19-inch alloy wheels, next-generation Acura Jewel Eye™ LED headlights, an ultra-wide panoramic moonroof, a power operated and height adjustable tailgate, Acura True Touchpad Interface™ with 10.2-inch HD Display, Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, Smart Entry and Smart Start, AcuraLink™ Connected Services with 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi1, 12-way heated driver and passenger sport seats, four-mode Integrated Dynamics System and AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive technology.
Top Active and Passive Safety Tech
The 2019 RDX is designed to provide high levels of both active and passive safety. All models and grades come standard with the full suite of AcuraWatch safety and driver assist technologies, including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow and Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS).
Utilizing the latest generation of Acura's Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure along with advanced supplemental restraint systems, including front and front side airbags, front knee airbags, side curtain airbags, pretensioning seatbelts and Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) child-seat anchors, the 2019 RDX targets top NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Score and an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating.
Designed, Developed and Manufactured in America
The third-generation RDX is the first RDX to be designed and developed in America. Styling design of the RDX was conducted by the Acura Design Studio in Los Angeles, California, with development undertaken by the company's North American R&D team, based in Raymond, Ohio. The new RDX will be manufactured in East Liberty, Ohio, with its 2.0-liter turbo engine produced in the company's Anna, Ohio engine plant and its 10-speed automatic transmission manufactured at the company's Tallapoosa, Georgia plant2.
RDX Motorsports Debut
In keeping with Acura's expanding portfolio of racing programs, the brand also announced that the new RDX will make its competition debut at the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, in late June, alongside three additional Acura entries – the TLX A-Spec, TLX GT and NSX. The production RDX A-Spec will also serve as the official pace car for the 102nd anniversary of the "race to the clouds."
2019 RDX Major Specifications
2.0-liter, 16-valve DOHC turbo with direct injection and i-VTEC® valvetrain
10-speed automatic with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net)
272 @ 6,500 rpm
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm) (SAE net)
280 lb.-ft. @ 1,600-4,500 rpm
Macpherson strut with stabilizer bar, fluid-filled compliance bushing and available Adaptive Dampers
Five-link with stabilizer bar, fluid-filled compliance bushing, available Adaptive Dampers
Dual-pinion electric power-assisted steering with variable ratio
2018 뉴욕 오토쇼에 등장한 2019 어큐라 MDX(Acura MDX) 초고화질 사진들입니다.
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The 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec made a surprise debut today at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. Launching mid-year at Acura dealerships nationally, the MDX A-Spec will complete the introduction of A-Spec variants to Acura's core model lineup that includes the ILX A-Spec, TLX A-Spec and the all-new 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec, which also made its world debut today in New York.
"This MDX A-Spec adds a dimension of sporty, aggressive and youthful appeal that will attract new buyers to the best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time," said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Coming to market this summer, the 2019 MDX A-Spec aims to further increase excitement and expand the appeal of MDX. The V6-powered TLX A-Spec, introduced last spring, is now the most popular variant in the V6 TLX lineup and attracts a younger, more affluent buyer. Acura also announced the addition of a 2.4-liter TLX A-Spec that will begin arriving at dealers next week.
Available exclusively with Acura's torque vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), the 2019 MDX A-Spec features a more athletic stance highlighted by larger 10-spoke, 20-inch Shark Grey alloy wheels wrapped in low profile 265-series tires. An aggressive new front fascia, body-color lower sills, larger-diameter exhaust finishers, as well as gloss-black and dark chrome decoration for the headlights, grille, window surround and rear tailgate spoiler further distinguish the MDX A-Spec. Interior enhancements to the three row SUV include sports seats trimmed in rich red or black leather with black Alcantaraâ inserts, high-contrast stitching, unique A-Spec gauges, sport pedals, carbon-look console trim, a thicker-rimmed A-Spec-badged steering wheel with paddle shifters and an exclusive A-Spec door step garnish.
As with all MDXs, the A-Spec will feature the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies as standard equipment, including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM). Additionally, all MDX models include standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration.
The 2019 MDX A-Spec will be produced at Honda's East Liberty Plant in Ohio1. More details will be available soon.
Renewed Commitment to Performance
In addition to rapidly expanding the A-Spec sport appearance variant to all core models, Acura re-affirmed its intention – first announced at the North American International Auto Show in January – to bring back the vaunted Type-S performance variant over the next few years, alongside a dedicated turbocharged V6 engine in development. The Type-S badge last appeared on the 2008 Acura TL, which featured a track-tuned chassis, more powerful engine and brakes, high-performance tires and extensive, sports-oriented exterior and interior modifications. Like the new engine, the Type-S badge will make its way onto multiple Acura models in the future.
Set for fall 2018 U.S. launch, Altima sets new standard for Nissan sedan design, offering ProPILOT Assist technology and two new engines. It’s also the first Nissan sedan in the U.S. available with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
Nissan is bringing excitement back to the mid-size sedan segment with the global launch of the 2019 Nissan Altima. The all-new, sixth-generation Altima features:
Advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility safety and driving aid technologies, including ProPILOT Assist and introducing Safety Shield 360 with Rear Automatic Braking
Enhanced driving performance, including available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
Two new engines, including the company's world's first production-ready Variable Compression Turbo
Expressive design with lower, wider and more athletic proportions
New open, airy premium uplifting interior design
"The new Altima follows the new Nissan LEAF in embodying the vision of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, making our cars more desirable by re-defining how they're driven, powered and integrated into society," said José Muñoz, chief performance officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
The 2019 Altima will be available in five grade levels, along with a limited-production launch edition, when it goes on sale at Nissan dealers in the United States in fall 2018. The all-new Altima will also be available in an expanded number of global markets in the coming years.
"Our goal with the all-new Altima is to re-energize the sedan segment – in terms of design, driving feel and in making advanced technologies available and affordable for everyone," added Muñoz. "We want to energize drivers, helping make their lives safer, less stressful and more exciting."
Nissan Intelligent Mobility: ProPILOT Assist leads the way
When it comes to enhancing driving enjoyment, the 2019 Altima stands alone with Nissan's advanced ProPILOT Assist1. Unique in the class, ProPILOT Assist eases driver workload by reducing the amount of driver acceleration, steering and braking input under certain driving conditions, such as single-lane highway driving.
ProPILOT Assist is the foundation for the autonomous vehicles of the future, helping drivers stay centered in the lane, navigate stop-and-go traffic, maintain a set vehicle speed and maintain a set distance to the vehicle ahead. And, it's all done with a simple two-button operation. To activate the system, the driver simply pushes the blue ProPILOT Assist ON button, then sets the Intelligent Cruise Control when the desired speed is reached, as with a normal advanced cruise control system.
ProPILOT Assist is designed to be more intuitive and user-friendly compared with other driver-assist technologies. It can potentially help lessen driver fatigue and create a more confident driving experience – especially for drivers who experience heavy highway traffic on a daily basis.
It utilizes a forward-facing camera, forward-facing radar, sensors and an electronic control module to help the driver stay in the center of the driving lane and to maintain vehicle speed (set by the driver) or help maintain a gap to the preceding vehicle if the vehicle speed drops below the driver-set speed. It also can slow the vehicle to a complete stop and hold the vehicle during traffic jam conditions.
ProPILOT Assist is standard on the 2019 Altima SV, SL and Platinum grades.
"Adding ProPILOT Assist to the 2019 Altima continues our approach of making the most advanced technologies available to the widest number of potential buyers, rather than saving the best for the most exclusive models," added Muñoz. "This 'democratization' of advanced features also applies to Altima's many other available safety and driving assistance technologies."
Along with ProPILOT Assist, also new for 2019 is Rear Automatic Braking (RR-AB)2, which helps the driver detect stationary objects when backing up, and if necessary applies the brakes to help avoid a collision. When an object is detected while driving the vehicle in reverse at low speed, the system warns the driver with visual and audible warnings. If the driver's braking is not sufficient and there is still a risk of a collision, the system issues second visual and audible warnings and applies harder braking immediately before the potential collision. The new Rear Automatic Braking system is standard on Altima SV, SL and Platinum grades.
The range of safety and convenience features includes standard Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW) and Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA)3 on all grades. Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM) is standard on the Altima Platinum.
The addition of Rear Automatic Braking to Nissan Safety Shield creates Safety Shield 360, which provides front, side and rear safety monitoring and intervention technologies, under the umbrella of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility strategy. Safety Shield 360 includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), radar-based Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and High Beam Assist (HBA).
A new Traffic Sign Recognition system provides Altima drivers with the most recent speed limit information detected by a camera unit located on the windshield in front of the inside rearview mirror. The information from detected signs is displayed in the Advanced Drive Assist Display. In vehicles equipped with navigation, the speed limit display is based on a combination of navigation system data and camera recognition.
First-ever Altima AWD
In response to the desires of buyers in key northern U.S. market regions, Intelligent All-Wheel Drive will be offered for the first time ever on the Altima. The new AWD models are projected to account for a significant share of Altima U.S. sales in these regions.
"When we look at how Altima is going to shake up the segment, all-wheel drive is a key element. Altima will be the only one to offer it of the top three best-selling midsize sedans," said Muñoz. "The lack of available all-wheel drive has also been a factor in buyers who prefer sedans switching to compact SUVs."
The AWD system is available in all trim levels equipped with the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The system uses an advanced torque split control strategy that automatically redistributes torque to the wheels (0:100 front up to 50:50 front-to-rear) according to road and driving conditions. In addition, cooperative control between the AWD torque distribution, brake limited slip differential and Hill Start Assist optimizes performance on hills starts and rough roads – adding to the sense of confidence and driving pleasure under a range of driving scenarios.
World's first production Variable Compression Turbo engine
Replacing the previous-generation Altima's 3.5-liter V6 engine is the world's first production-ready variable compression turbo inline 4-cylinder – which generates the performance of some V6 gasoline engines but with 4-cylinder level fuel economy.
Designated as the VC-Turbo, the new technology continuously transforms the engine characteristics, providing both dynamic and efficient performance. The VC-Turbo recently launched as a world's first technology in the all-new INFINITI QX50 crossover.
The VC-Turbo has been in development for 20 years. It seamlessly changes its compression ratio between 8:1 (for high performance) and 14:1 (for high efficiency) – with an advanced multi-link system continuously raising or lowering the pistons' reach to transform the compression ratio. A high compression ratio gives greater efficiency, but in certain applications poses the risk of premature combustion (knocking). A low compression ratio allows for greater power and torque, and avoids knocking.
The multi-link components are manufactured in high-carbon steel alloy. Compared with the previous 3.5-liter V6 engine, the 2.0-liter VC-Turbo requires less space in the engine bay. The engine delivers 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque (premium fuel).
The VC-Turbo engine utilizes both multi-point injection and direct injection to balance efficiency and power in all conditions. The Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) system improves combustion efficiency and performance, and enables the engine to avoid knocking at higher compression ratios, while the multi-point injection mixes fuel and air earlier, enabling complete combustion in the chamber for greater efficiency at low engine loads. The engine also contributes to lower NVH and improved emissions (versus the previous 3.5-liter V6). The VC-Turbo engine is assembled in Japan.
Altimas equipped with the VC-Turbo (SR VC-Turbo and Platinum VC-Turbo grades) include a meter in the standard 7.0-inch Advanced Drive Assist Display so the driver can see, as well as feel, the control state of this world-first technology while driving.
In terms of fuel economy4, the new 2.0-liter VC-Turbo engine is projected to have a double-digit percentage increase in highway mpg for the front-wheel drive models.
"With the VC-Turbo, the driver balances the engine character through acceleration pedal operation alone. This 'two engines in one' is another way Altima stands far apart from all other vehicles in the segment," said Muñoz.
New standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine
Reflecting the Altima's importance to the Nissan brand, the company is also making its biggest investment ever in a new model powertrain development – introducing for the first time two completely new engines for one model change.
Standard on all grade levels is the new 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder direct injection engine, which is rated at 188 horsepower (versus the previous 2.5-liter's 179 hp) and 180 lb-ft of torque (versus the previous 177 lb-ft) and features 80% new or redesigned parts.
More than just the gains in horsepower and torque, the new engine offers improvements in noise, vibration and harshness, along with enhanced fuel economy and cleaner emissions. It also has a lower profile through adoption of a "reverse" cylinder head with integrated exhaust manifold and low engine mounting into the new platform's engine bay for quieter operation.
Key changes to the engine's design include a thermal-insulated resin intake port, Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) system, variable tumble control valve, mirror bore cylinder coating, variable displacement oil pump, intake e-VTC and cooled external EGR. The new 2.5-liter engine is assembled in Decherd, Tennessee.
"The development of the new 2.5-liter engine started with reviewing the basic specifications one by one, such as the combustion chamber design. The result is an enhanced combination of high output and low fuel consumption versus the previous engine – with the bonus of improved NVH and front-end styling flexibility," said Muñoz.
All 2019 Altima models, including both engine configurations, come equipped with a standard Xtronic transmission. For 2019, the Xtronic transmission receives an expanded lock-up area for improved efficiency. Paddle shifters are available with the Altima SR grade.
Enhanced dynamic performance and chassis control
Along with the all-weather traction offered by the new all-wheel-drive system, all 2019 Altimas benefit from a range of enhanced suspension, steering and chassis control systems. Key suspension changes include the first Altima application of monotube rear shocks, added suspension reinforcements to improve vehicle response without impacting harshness, and suspension geometry adjustments to improve steering feedback.
The steering system has been upgraded to a new dual-pinion electric power steering design (DP-EPS), which enhances steering feel performance and reduces steering system noise. Steering effort is reduced at low speeds for ease of driving, and effort is increased at higher speeds for improved feedback and control.
The 2019 Altima includes a new, advanced Integrated Dynamics Module (IDM). It includes three unique systems – Intelligent Ride Control, Intelligent Trace Control and Vehicle Dynamics Control – similar to those found on the flagship Nissan Maxima sedan.
Three wheel and tire size combinations are available – 16-inch, 17-inch and, for the first time, 19-inch. The Altima SR grade, as in the previous generation Altima, features unique suspension and chassis tuning for a sportier ride and handling.
"The goal in the chassis development is to provide a more comfortable, controlled and confident driving experience – not just for the higher grades but for every 2019 Altima," said Muñoz. "Between the engine improvements, isolation of noise and vibrations, tighter suspension and increased seat support, Altima absolutely feels like a class above."
Sporty exterior, premium interior
The all-new Altima takes its inspiration from the award-winning Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept, which debuted at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Like the show car, the production Altima attracts immediate attention with its athletic stance and proportions – lower, wider and more dynamic than previous generations, thanks in part to new platform packaging and the use of two new low-profile engine designs.
"Altima has been the face of Nissan in the United States, its largest market, for many years. We knew we had to elevate the appearance of the new-generation Altima, so the Vmotion 2.0 gave us the blueprint moving forward with the production model," said Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president, global design, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Compared with the previous generation, the new Altima is 1.1 inches lower in height, 1.0 inches longer in length and 0.9 inches wider – while also featuring a smaller front overhang thanks a 1.9-inch longer wheelbase and the rear wheels being pushed farther to the corners. The result is a dramatically sleeker yet more sophisticated look. The coefficient of drag is just 0.26.
"Through clever packaging, we were able to push the hood and cowl downward, while also adding larger available 19-inch wheels and tires that really help the vehicle's stance," said Albaisa. "This allowed us to give it a more linear, tailored feel that's emphasized by the sharp horizontal lines and signature Nissan design cues such as the V-motion grille and streamlined boomerang lights."
Available exterior elements include the expressive V-motion grille with dark chrome finish, LED projector headlights with signature Daytime Running Lights, LED fog lights, floating roof with slim pillars and single panel moonroof. A range of available exterior colors –including a deep-tinted Scarlet Ember red that changes hue with the light, and a new vibrant Sunset Drift orange with unique reflective pigment – help bring out the exterior's sculptural details and highlights.
Inside, the 2019 Altima interior offers a near-luxury feel in both design and materials – marked by the lightweight, layered and more horizontal "gliding wing" instrument panel and high-contrast colors and trim.
"The new Altima interior has a real 'wow' factor when you open the doors – sending the message that this is not your typical sedan," added Albaisa. "The idea is to engage the driver and passengers both visually and tactilely." A range of premium interior colors and trim accents are available depending on grade level."
The uplifting interior design also offers a high level of comfort and convenience amenities and connectivity features are offered – including standard 7.0-inch Advanced Drive Assist Display, enhanced NASA-inspired Zero Gravity seat design with dual-density foam and added bolstering for improved holding and support, available perforated leather-appointed seat inserts, available remote engine start with Intelligent Climate Control and new available 8-way driver's seat with memory.
Every 2019 Altima also comes equipped with standard NissanConnectSM featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, with 8-inch multi-touch color display, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant and Siri Eyes Free/Google Assistant™ Voice Recognition. The system also offers available Apple Watch and Android Wear compatibility through the NissanConnect Services app – allowing remote engine start and stop, remote lock/unlock valet alert and more – along with Amazon Alexa Skill compatibility.
The available NissanConnect Navigation and Services include a number of new functions such as over-the-air updates, door-to-door navigation, real-time Premium Traffic updates and a Bluetooth® Device Manager with easy customization features.
"The all-new Altima features the next generation of Nissan connectivity, combining seamless connectivity between home, work and the vehicle, an intuitive interface and over-the-air updates with automatic update notifications," said Muñoz. "And, of course, both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ come standard – which not every sedan in the segment even makes available."
The new Altima's selection of audio and infotainment choices include a Bose® Premium Audio system with nine speakers, including a new digital amplifier with eight channels of custom equalization. Active Noise Cancellation is also available.
A range of advanced models
The 2019 Altima will be offered in a range of trim levels – S, SR, SV, SL and Platinum. All five come equipped with the standard 2.5-liter engine and are available with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. In addition, Altima SR and Platinum grades are available with the advanced 2.0-liter VC-Turbo engine (front-wheel drive only). And, an exclusive launch edition based on the Platinum VC-Turbo will be offered in limited quantities and open for reservations in early summer 2018.
2012년 첫선을 보인 이후 6년 만에 풀 체인지 모델로 선보이는 ‘THE K9’은 ‘기술을 넘어 감성으로(Technology to Emotion)’라는 중점 개발방향 아래 ‘감성, 품격, 기술이 결합된 플래그십 세단’을 목표로 기아차 전사 역량을 집약해 개발했다.
THE K9은 기아차 최고급 대형세단에 걸맞게 △기품 있고 고급스러운 이미지의 외장 디자인 △운전자와 교감할 수 있는 고급스럽고 감성적인 실내 공간 △국산 고급차 최고 수준의 첨단 주행 신기술과 지능형 감성 편의사양 △파워풀한 주행 성능 및 단단하고 안정적인 주행 감성, 강화된 안전성 등을 통해 고급 대형세단의 새로운 기준을 제시한다.
◇최고급 대형세단에 걸맞은 기품 있고 고급스러운 디자인 구현
THE K9의 외장 디자인은 ‘Gravity of Prestige: 응축된 고급감과 품격의 무게’를 디자인 콘셉트로, 품격 있는 럭셔리 세단의 위엄과 기품을 강조했다.
THE K9의 전면부는 풍부하고 섬세한 후드의 면 처리를 기반으로 전체적으로 웅장하면서 고급스러운 인상을 구현했다. 특히 후드 상단에는 아일랜드 파팅 기법을 적용해 차별적인 이미지를 강조했다.
또한 빛의 궤적을 동적으로 형상화한 주간주행등(DRL)과 시퀀셜(순차점등) 방식의 턴시그널 램프, 정교하게 가공된 라이트커튼 이너렌즈를 적용해 진보적이면서도 고급스러운 인상을 구현한 ‘듀플렉스(Duplex) LED 헤드램프’와 응축된 에너지가 확산되며 변화해가는 과정을 시각화해 기아차 고유의 역동적인 에너지를 고급스럽게 재해석한 ‘쿼드릭 패턴 그릴(Quadric Pattern Grill)’을 통해 독창적이고 존재감 있는 이미지를 극대화했다.
측면부는 휠베이스 확대를 통해 균형 잡힌 비례감을 기반으로 시각적인 안정감과 중후함을 추구하면서 긴장감 있는 측면 면 처리, 변화감 있는 이중 캐릭터 라인을 통해 역동적인 주행 이미지를 표현했다.
또한 하단 크롬 가니쉬와 DLO 라인과의 연결감을 강조한 사이드 미러의 섬세한 면처리 등 입체적이고 품격있는 디자인 요소를 적용해 디테일한 고급감을 강화했다.
후면부는 세련된 인상과 고급스러움의 조화로 완성도 높은 이미지를 강조했다. 특히 리어 콤비네이션 램프는 헤드램프와 통일된 ‘듀플렉스 LED램프’ 디자인 그래픽을 적용해 일체감을 구현하면서도 램프 주변에 메탈릭 베젤을 적용해 고급스러움을 극대화했다.
THE K9의 색상은 △오로라 블랙 펄 △판테라 메탈 △딥크로마 블루 △레이크 스톤 △마르살라 △스노우 화이트 펄 △실키 실버 등 총 7가지 외장 컬러와 △블랙 원톤 △베이지 투톤 △다크 브라운 원톤 △시에나 브라운 스페셜 등 총 4가지 내장 컬러를 운영한다.
◇운전자와 교감할 수 있도록 설계된 고급스럽고 감성적인 실내 공간
THE K9은 ‘Confident Richness: 삶의 영감을 풍성하게 하는 공간’을 콘셉트로, 실내 공간 전체를 부드럽게 감싸는 우아한 인테리어와 세계 유명 브랜드와 협업으로 완성된 프리미엄 감성 요소, 최고급 내장 소재 등을 통해 감성적이면서도 기능적인 프리미엄 실내 공간을 구현했다.
먼저 실내 레이아웃은 수평으로 간결하게 전개해 안정적이고 균형감 있는 이미지를 구현하면서 외부 가림 영역을 최소화하고 센터페시아에서부터 도어트림까지 반듯하게 이어지는 일체감 있는 파노라믹 뷰 디자인을 통해 시각적 개방감을 강화했다.
아울러 실제 차량 운전 시의 고객 행동을 분석해 기존 91개의 스위치를 73개로 새롭게 통합, 배치해 사용 편의성을 강화했다.
실내공간을 감싸는 THE K9만의 세련된 퀼팅 패턴은 고상하고 기품 있는 이미지를 한층 고조시킨다. 시트뿐만 아니라 1, 2열의 도어 트림부에도 퀼팅 패턴을 통일감 있게 적용해 운전자와 탑승자를 포근히 감싸고 있는 듯한 안락한 공간감과 우아한 인상을 극대화했다.
더불어 THE K9은 세계적 색상 권위기관인 ‘팬톤 색채 연구소’, 스위스 명품 시계 브랜드 ‘모리스 라크로와’와 협업을 통해 우아하고 고급감 넘치는 내부 공간을 완성했다.
특히 플로어 콘솔, 전/후석 플로어 공간, 도어트림 맵포켓 등 최대 16개 부위에 배치된 무드 조명 ‘엠비언트 라이트(Ambient Light)’는 THE K9의 실내 공간을 휴식과 재충전의 공간으로 재창조함으로써 최상의 감동을 고객에게 제공한다.
팬톤 색채 연구소와 기아차가 공동 개발한 7가지 테마 색상은 블루 플라이트(Blue Flight), 피스풀 포레스트(Peaceful Forest), 드림 퍼플(Dream Purple), 오로라 바이올렛(Aurora Violet), 오렌지 딜라이트(Orange Delight), 골든 인사이트(Golden Insight), 리프레싱 오션(Refreshing Ocean)이다.
THE K9에 적용된 클래식한 명품 아날로그 방식의 ‘모리스 라크로와’ 시계는 하이테크적이면서도 간결한 레이아웃, 프리미엄 시계에 적용되는 기요세 패턴 장식, 로마 숫자 인덱스 적용 등으로 THE K9의 인테리어 완성도를 높였고 중후하면서도 세련된 이미지를 전달한다.
그 외에도 △최고급 리얼우드가 적용된 크러시패드 및 도어트림 △유럽산 명품 천연가죽 소재가 리얼 스티치로 박음질된 시트 △크롬도금이 적용된 스위치 △렉시콘 프리미엄 사운드 시스템 등 럭셔리 대형 세단으로서의 품격 있는 이미지를 강화했다.
◇국산 고급차 최고 수준의 첨단 주행 신기술과 지능형 감성 편의사양
THE K9은 국산 고급차 최고수준의 첨단 주행 신기술과 지능형 감성 편의사양을 대거 적용해 운전자의 편의성과 안전성이 극대화된 ‘고급 오너드리븐 세단’으로 재탄생했다.
먼저 THE K9은 앞서 공개된 바 있는 △차로유지보조(LFA, Lane Following Assist) △후측방모니터(BVM, Blind-spot View Monitor) △곡선구간 자동감속 기능이 포함된 내비게이션 기반 스마트 크루즈 컨트롤(NSCC, Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control) △후방 교차 충돌방지 보조(RCCA, Rear Cross-traffic Collision-avoidance Assist) △터널연동 자동제어를 국산 고급차 최초로 도입했다.
특히 THE K9에 탑재된 첨단 주행 신기술은 국산차에만 적용 가능한 지도를 기반으로 국내 도로환경에 최적화되도록 설계됐다. 그 외에도 전방 차량, 보행자와 충돌이 예상될 시 자동 제동을 통해 충돌을 방지하고 피해를 경감하는 ‘전방충돌방지보조(FCA, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist)’ 기능의 감지 가능 범위가 자전거와 대향차까지 확대됐다.
또한 차량 정차 후 승객이 차문을 여는 상황에서 문을 여는 방향의 후방에서 위험 물체가 접근 중이면 클러스터 팝업 및 경고음으로 탑승자에게 후방 위험물체 접근을 알려주는 ‘안전하차보조(SEA, Safe Exit Assist)’ 등을 적용했다.
THE K9에는 운전자의 편의성이 강화된 첨단 지능형 편의사양과 후석 승객을 위한 후석 특화사양도 대거 적용됐다.
먼저 △센터페시아 부위에 위치한 버튼에 손을 가까이하면 버튼 조명이 밝아지는 ‘인터랙티브 무드 조명’ △내외기 및 공조 설정 온도를 기반으로 운전석 시트와 스티어링 휠 온도가 통합적으로 자동 조절되는 ‘운전석 자동 쾌적 제어 시스템’ △스마트한 사용자 경험(UX, User Experience)이 강화된 ‘풀터치 12.3인치 UVO 3.0 고급형 내비게이션’ 등의 지능형 편의사양을 적용했다.
또한 후석 특화기능인 △전석 화면과 독립적인 후석 디스플레이를 통해 전체 운행 경로를 확인할 수 있는 ‘후석 전체 경로 모드’ △앞자리에서 뒷자리의 온도, 바람 세기, 방향 등의 조절이 가능한 ‘후석 공조 조절’ △후석 암레스트에 위치한 무선 충전 패드에서 케이블 없이 휴대폰을 충전할 수 있는 ‘후석 무선 충전 시스템’ 등은 동승자의 편의를 배려한 기능이다(무선충전 지원 휴대폰 모델에 한함).
◇한층 확대된 차체크기에 파워풀한 엔진 라인업 탑재해 기본상품성 대폭 강화
THE K9은 전장 5120mm, 전폭 1915mm, 전고 1490mm, 축거 3105mm로 기존 K9대비 차체 크기를 한층 강화해 웅장한 이미지와 여유로운 공간성을 확보했다(기존 K9 : 전장 5095mm, 전폭 1900mm, 전고 1490mm, 축거 3045mm).
이와 함께 THE K9은 △3.8 가솔린 △3.3 터보 가솔린 △5.0 가솔린 등 총 3가지 엔진 라인업을 선보인다.
3.8 가솔린 모델은 최고출력 315 PS, 최대토크 40.5kgf·m의 엔진에 8단 자동변속기를 기본 장착해 부드러운 변속감을 기반으로 한 뛰어난 승차감을 제공하며 고배기량에서만 차별적으로 체험 가능한 동력 성능까지 갖춰 전체적으로 균형감 있는 주행 감성을 갖췄다.
3.3 터보 가솔린 모델은 트윈 터보차저를 탑재해 최고출력 370 PS, 최대토크 52.0kgf·m의 역동적이고 풍부한 가속 성능으로 고객들이 차별적인 주행 경험을 느낄 수 있도록 했다.
5.0 가솔린 모델은 최고출력 425 PS와 최대토크 53.0kgf·m의 8기통 타우 엔진을 탑재해 VIP 품격에 부합하는 여유로운 가속감을 기반으로 최상의 구동력을 경험할 수 있도록 돕는다.
이와 더불어 THE K9은 ‘Confident Comfort’를 주행 개발 목표로 고급차의 기본 속성인 주행 안전성과 승차감, 정숙성에 기아만의 역동적이고 단단한 주행 감성을 결합시켜 안정적이면서 신뢰감 있는 주행감을 구현했다.
우선 국내 도로를 노면의 특성에 따라 총 1024개로 세분화해 인식하게 함으로써 국내 실 도로 환경에서 최고수준의 승차감과 함께 고급 세단에서 요구되는 급이 다른 정숙성을 구현했다.
또한 THE K9에는 운전자가 선택한 5가지 주행모드(에코/컴포트/스포츠/커스텀/스마트)에 따라 엔진 토크·변속·핸들 조작감과 연동해 좌우 바퀴의 제동력과 전·후륜의 동력을 가변 제어하는 ‘전자식 상시 4륜구동 시스템(AWD)’를 적용해 단단하고 균형감 있는 주행 감성과 악천후 및 험로 주행 시의 주행 안전성을 크게 향상시켰다.
각 주행 모드별로 클러스터 디스플레이와 사운드도 차별화해 운전의 즐거움을 한층 강화한 것도 특징이다.
THE K9은 탁월한 주행 성능과 더불어 차체 강성 강화 설계와 첨단 공법으로 안전성을 확보했다.
먼저 초고장력 강판과 구조용 접착제를 확대 적용하고 핫스템핑 적용 부품 수를 증대했으며 차체 주요 부위 결합 구조와 내구성능을 강화해 차체 평균 인장강도를 기존 대비 46% 대폭 향상시켰다.
아울러 THE K9은 충격의 정도와 탑승객을 감지해 전개를 제어하는 어드밴스드 에어백이 포함된 9에어백(운전석, 동승석, 운전석 무릎, 전·후 사이드 및 커튼 등)을 기본 탑재했다.
‘THE K9’은 이러한 충돌 안전 설계와 주요 안전사양들을 바탕으로 실제 충돌 상황과 가장 유사한 테스트로 손꼽히는 IIHS(미국 고속도로 안전보험협회)의 ‘스몰 오버랩’ 평가를 비롯해 각 지역별 충돌시험에서 최고 등급 확보를 목표로 개발됐다.
◇전 트림에 ‘드라이브 와이즈’ 기본화하고 3.8엔진 5490만원부터 가격 책정
THE K9은 3개의 엔진 라인업 하에 총 8개 트림을 선보인다.
모든 트림에는 차로유지보조(LFA), 후방교차충돌방지보조(RCCA) 등 국내 최다 수준의 ‘드라이브 와이즈’ 패키지와 12.3인치 UVO 3.0 고급형 내비게이션, FULL LED 헤드램프 등을 기본으로 적용함으로써 고급감과 주행 안전성, 편의성을 동급 최고수준으로 끌어올렸다. THE K9의 판매 가격은 △3.8 가솔린 모델 4개 트림(플래티넘I, 플래티넘 II, 플래티넘 III, 그랜드 플래티넘) 5490만~7800만원 △3.3 터보 가솔린 모델 3개 트림(마스터즈II, 마스터즈III, 그랜드 마스터즈) 6650만~8280만원 △5.0 가솔린 모델 단일트림(퀀텀) 9330만~9380만원의 범위 내에서 책정될 예정이다(단, 이 가격은 사전 계약 참고용으로 최종 가격은 출시 후 공개함).
먼저 3.8 가솔린 모델은 시작 가격을 5천만원 중반대로 책정해 성능이 대폭 강화됐음에도 불구하고 기존 3.3 가솔린 모델과 동일한 가격대를 유지해 ‘THE K9’의 우수한 상품성을 더욱 많은 고객들이 체험할 수 있도록 했다.
3.3 터보 가솔린 모델은 전자제어 서스펜션, 12.3인치 풀 TFT LCD 클러스터를 기본화해 차별화된 드라이빙 감성을 제공한다. 특히 마스터즈 II 트림의 경우 6천만원 중반대의 가격으로 동급 최고수준의 가격 경쟁력을 갖췄다.
아울러 5.0 가솔린 모델은 1열뿐만 아니라 2열의 편의사양까지도 세심하게 신경 쓴 기아차 플래그십 모델로 최상위 트림에 부합하는 첨단 편의사양과 최고급 인테리어가 모두 집약됐다.
특히 뒷좌석 듀얼 모니터, 뒷좌석 센터 암레스트 무선 충전 시스템, 뒷좌석 냉방 통풍시트 등이 기본 적용돼 후석 탑승자에게도 최상의 편의를 제공하는 것이 특징이다.
2018 뉴욕 오토쇼에 등장한 2018 제네시스 에센시아 컨셉트(Essentia Concept) 초고화질 사진들입니다.
제네시스 브랜드로는 처음으로 선보이는 전기차 기반의 GT입니다. 향후 양산형으로 이어질 모델을 예고하고 있는데 생각보다 많이 전위적입니다.
화려한 도어와 0-100km/h 가속시간 3초 이내의 순발력을 자랑합니다.
제네시스 브랜드가 29일(현지시각) 미국 뉴욕 ‘제이콥 재비츠 센터(Jacob Javits Center)’에서 열린 ‘2018년 뉴욕 국제 오토쇼(2018 New York International Auto Show, 이하 뉴욕 모터쇼)’에서 전기차 기반 콘셉트카 ‘에센시아 콘셉트(Essentia Concept)’를 세계 최초로 공개했다.
에센시아 콘셉트는 제네시스 브랜드가 처음으로 선보이는 전기차 기반의 GT(Gran Turismo) 콘셉트카로, 제네시스 디자인 철학인 동적인 우아함(Athletic Elegance)을 세련되게 재해석한 디자인이 적용됐으며 향후 제네시스 차량에 적용될 미래 기술력의 비전을 보여주는 차다.
에센시아 콘셉트는 제네시스 브랜드가 생각하는 진정한 GT의 기본 콘셉트를 표현한 차량으로, 궁극의 제네시스 디자인과 기술력을 담아냄으로써 평범함을 거부하고 그 이상에 도전하는 콘셉트카다.
제네시스사업부 맨프레드 피츠제럴드 전무는 “제네시스는 고급 자동차 브랜드로서 모두가 열망하고 선망하는 차를 선보임으로써 사람들의 삶에 활력과 영감을 불어 넣어주고자 한다”라며 “이에 기술적으로도 우수할 뿐 아니라, 일상생활에서 누리는 모든 것들을 자동차 안에서도 불편함 없이 이용할 수 있도록 하는 미래형 커넥티비티 기술을 탑재한 전기차 기반 GT 에센시아 콘셉트를 선보이게 돼 기쁘다”라고 차량의 개발 배경에 대해 설명했다.
우수한 성능을 갖춘 매력적인 스포츠카로 현대 사회의 복잡성과는 대조적으로, 군더더기 없는 단순 명료하고 세련된 외관 디자인의 에센시아 콘셉트는 경량 탄소 섬유를 적용한 탄탄한 모노코크 바디와 수작업을 통한 커스텀 테일러드 방식의 인테리어로 고급감을 높였다.
제네시스 디자인 총괄 루크 동커볼케 부사장은 “이번에 공개한 에센시아 콘셉트는 전기차 기반의 GT 차량에 대한 제네시스의 비전을 보여줌과 동시에 제네시스 디자인 철학인 동적인 우아함(Athletic Elegance)과 제네시스의 디자인 DNA를 담고 있다”라며 “특히 GT 타입의 차량은 제네시스가 고급 자동차 브랜드로서 럭셔리카 고객의 기대에 부합하는 기술력을 보여줄 수 있고, 제네시스의 미래 디자인 DNA를 정립하는 데에도 좋은 토대가 될 것으로 기대한다”라고 밝혔다.
에센시아 콘셉트를 전반적으로 살펴보면 긴 보닛과 슬릭한 스웹백(swept-back) 스타일의 전통적인 GT 차량 디자인을 따르고 있으며, 제네시스만의 디자인 철학을 녹여냄과 동시에 차량의 동력 성능을 고려한 디자인을 구현해냈다.
에센시아 콘셉트의 차체는 입자들이 반짝이는 모습이 인상적인 스타더스트 그레이 메탈릭 컬러의 탄소 섬유로 이루어졌으며, 전고가 낮게 디자인돼 전체적으로 우아한 실루엣이 한눈에 들어오는 것이 특징이다.
에센시아 콘셉트 디자인은 차량의 역동적인 비율 구현을 통한 심미적인 측면과 공력 성능 개선이라는 양립이 어려운 두 가지 조건을 모두를 충족시키고자 그 접점을 찾기 위한 노력을 통해 탄생했다.
에센시아 콘셉트의 전면부는 보다 진보된 형태의 제네시스 고유의 크레스트 그릴과 함께 포뮬러 원(Formular1) 경기 차량 디자인의 특징인 노스 콘(nose cone) 스타일의 디자인이 적용됐으며, 어드밴스드 탄소 섬유 섀시를 통해 구현된 안이 보이는 후드가 눈길을 사로잡는다.
특히 작년 뉴욕모터쇼 때 공개한 콘셉트카 GV80에도 적용된 각각 4개의 LED로 구성된 직선형 쿼드 램프는 프런트 휠 뒤편까지 이어져 차체를 감싸 에센시아 콘셉트만의 유니크한 감성을 표출하며, 에어 아웃렛은 프런트 휠 뒤편에 위치하도록 디자인됐다.
측면부를 보면 제네시스 사이드 캐릭터 라인의 디자인 특징 중 하나인 파라볼릭 라인이 리어 휠까지 이어지며 차량의 고급스러운 볼륨감을 제공하는 동시에 차량의 구조감과 길이감을 돋보이게 한다.
에센시아 콘셉트에는 버터플라이 도어 개폐 방식이 적용돼 차량의 탑승 및 하차시 걸림이 없도록 디자인됐으며, 센서 인식이 가능한 B필라에는 운전자의 지문 및 안면과 같은 생체 인식을 통해 자동차 문을 개폐할 수 있는 기술이 적용됐다.
후면부는 공력 개선을 위해 트렁크 리드까지 툭 떨어지는 듯한 에어로 다이내믹 컷-오프 스타일로 디자인됐으며, 리어 램프 역시 헤드 램프와 마찬가지로 직선형 쿼드 램프가 적용됐다.
아울러 에센시아 콘셉트에는 제네시스의 마이다스 메탈 코퍼 컬러의 휠이 적용돼 고급감을 높였다.
에센시아 콘셉트의 실내 디자인은 운전자와 자동차의 연결성을 극대화하는데 중점을 두고 디자인됐으며, 전반적으로 장식을 줄인 절제미가 돋보이며 깔끔하면서 하이테크한 느낌을 전한다.
먼저 센터페시아를 살펴보면 운전석과 조수석을 아우르는 대시보드 크기의 와이드 스크린이 탑재돼 운전자와 동승자 모두에게 차량 운행 관련 정보를 한눈에 제공하며, 특히 운전석에는 탄소 섬유를 겹겹이 배치해 3D 효과를 주는 8인치 와이드 스크린 디스플레이가 추가로 적용됐다.
또한 하이패션에서 영감을 받은 쉐브론 퀼팅 마감의 코냑 컬러의 가죽시트와 옥스퍼드 블루 가죽과 벨벳 소재로 마감된 센터콘솔, 도어 등의 컬러 조합은 클래식하면서도 개성 있는 실내 분위기를 고조시킨다.
이 밖에도 에센시아 콘셉트는 GT 차량으로서의 역할에 부응하기 위해 후석 뒤편의 러기지 적재공간도 충분히 확보하고자 노력했다.
에센시아 콘셉트는 실내 공간 중 운전석과 조수석 사이 센터 터널에 고압 전기 배터리팩을 I자 형태로 배치시킴으로써, 전고를 최대한 낮춘 GT 스타일 외관 디자인 및 실내 공간을 구현할 수 있게 됐다.
에센시아 콘셉트는 제로백 3초대라는 스포츠카 수준의 주행 성능 비전을 담아 제네시스만의 럭셔리 전기차 쿠페의 모습을 제시한다.
특히 에센시아 콘셉트는 인공지능(AI) 및 각종 커넥티비티 기술을 통해 운전자와 자동차, 교통 인프라, 그리고 일상생활의 모든 요소가 연결된 환경을 제공한다.
향상된 V2X(Vehicle-to-Everything) 통신을 통해 교통 체증 및 위험 상황을 피해 갈 수 있는 최적의 경로를 설정해줄 뿐만 아니라, 운전자의 성향을 분석해 주행 특성부터 시트 포지션, 엔진 사운드 등을 자동으로 설정해 운전자에게 운전의 즐거움을 극대화해 전달한다.
또한 에센세아 콘셉트는 운전자 집의 냉난방 및 조명 조절, 출입 시스템 등을 차량 내에서 원격으로 제어 가능한 스마트홈 시스템을 적용, 자동차가 스마트홈 기기들과 연동되면서 운전자의 일상생활에 자연스럽게 연결된다.
끝으로 음성인식 기술에 기반해 운전자와 자동차와의 양방향 대화가 가능한 제네시스 인텔리전스 어시스턴트(Genesis Intelligence Assistant) 기능을 통해 운전자가 음성을 통해 차량의 전체 기능을 제어할 수 있는 기술 비전을 제시했다.
급격하게 성장하고 있는 세그먼트에 도전하며 미국에서 렉서스 NX와 라이벌 구도를 형성할 가능성이 높습니다.
엔진은 2.0 터보로 최고출력 237마력을 내고 9단 자동변속기와 함께 합니다. 구동방식은 FF가 기본이고 AWD는 옵션입니다.
At Cadillac House in Manhattan today, Cadillac unveiled the first-ever XT4, an all-new compact SUV tailored for the next generation of luxury customers.
Developed on an exclusive compact SUV architecture, Cadillac’s entry in the industry’s fastest-growing luxury segment delivers expressive design, confident performance, spacious accommodations and new technologies.
“The first-ever 2019 Cadillac XT4 expands our successful SUV lineup to a segment where Cadillac has never been before,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “And it sets off a dramatic expansion and elevation of the product range, that will see a new Cadillac virtually once every six months through 2021.”
Simple and sculpted lines draw the customer in and accentuate the XT4’s powerful proportions and aggressive presence. The interior is the Cadillac design aesthetic distilled: the thoughtful and artistic integration of technology and appealing style. The cabin is exceptionally refined, with expected segment-leading rear-seat spaciousness.
All models are driven by an all-new Cadillac 2.0L Turbo engine that features new efficiency-enhancing technologies including Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation), coupled with a nine-speed automatic transmission with next-generation Electronic Precision Shift.
Cadillac also debuts its new global “Y” trim strategy on the XT4. Distinctive Premium Luxury and Sport models build from the well-equipped Luxury (base) trim. Specific content and styling cues tailor the Premium Luxury and Sport trims to different customer tastes and preferences.
Cadillac will roll out this new trim strategy beginning with the XT4 and the 2019 CT6 top-of-range sedan.
The XT4 will be priced starting at $35,790 including destination charge, excluding tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment, when it goes on sale in fall 2018. Starting at the end of March 2018, customers will be able to preorder their XT4s from participating U.S. Cadillac dealers nationwide.
Additional XT4 highlights include:
Cadillac user experience with all-new rotary controller
Smart chassis features including available twin-clutch, decoupling all-wheel drive
Available Active Sport Suspension featuring Continuous Damping Control and new electro-hydraulic braking assist
STYLE WITH SUBSTANCE A team of young designers representing the heart of the XT4’s target customer demographic helmed the design, penning an expressive SUV that injects a higher degree of sculpture into Cadillac’s lineup — and today’s vehicle is very close to their original visions for the exterior and interior.
“The XT4 has a great presence that is confident and poised,” said Therese Pinazzo, exterior design manager. “It exudes Cadillac’s DNA, but with a new boldness that speaks to the youthfulness of its team and its customers.”
In keeping with Cadillac’s new “Y” trim strategy, the Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport models offer distinctive styling cues and trim finishes to create unique personas and greater choice for customers. XT4 Sport models feature a gloss black mesh grille inspired by Cadillac’s high-performance V-Series models, gloss black window moldings and specific Sport alloy wheel choices. Luxury and Premium Luxury models feature grilles with bright metallic accents, satin aluminum window moldings and satin chrome-accented door handles.
All models feature advanced LED lighting technology front and rear, with front LED low and high beams and an LED-illuminated light blade for the daytime running lamps. Cadillac’s vertical L-shaped lighting signature is stretched horizontally, emphasizing the XT4’s width and confident stance.
Standard LED taillights are housed in traditional red lenses on Luxury and Premium Luxury, while the Sport model receives tinted neutral-density (clear) lenses that complement the generally darker exterior color choices.
Eight exterior colors will be offered on the 2019 XT4 at launch: Atlantic Metallic, Autumn Metallic, Crystal White Tricoat, Twilight Blue Metallic, Shadow Metallic, Red Horizon Tintcoat, Stellar Black Metallic and Radiant Silver Metallic.
BOLD, REFINED AND SPACIOUS CABIN Echoing the exterior design themes, the new XT4’s cabin conveys boldness and strength with youthful athleticism. Sweeping arcs and tapered lines enhance the feeling of spaciousness and give it a taut, tightly wrapped appearance.
The interior elements come together in a sophisticated and modern design. Intuitive technology includes available next-generation wireless device charging and an in-cabin air ionizer.
“With the XT4’s interior, we distilled Cadillac to its essence,” said Phillip Kucera, Interior Design manager. “We’ve been able to be simpler and bolder than we have ever been before, giving the SUV attitude and a sporty connotation.”
The all-new XT4 offers exceptional space for a compact luxury SUV, particularly for rear-seat passengers. It is expected to lead the segment in rear-seat roominess, with 39.5 inches (1,004 mm) of legroom. The XT4 also offers 48.9 cubic feet (1,385 liters) of maximum cargo volume with the rear seat folded.
"The XT4 was envisioned holistically to deliver a dynamic sporty exterior without compromising comfort and functionality for passengers,” said Cadillac Exterior Design Director Jim Fleming, who helped create the vehicle’s architecture.
“It’s a great balance that delivers style and comfort on long drives such as a weekend getaway to a favorite ski slope, while still offering excellent cargo room for that ski trip’s gear.”
Additional interior features and highlights include:
The thick, three-spoke, leather-wrapped steering wheel is all new and was developed to enhance the sporty feel of the vehicle while maintaining driver comfort on long drives.
Sport-inspired seating with prominent seat-bottom and seatback bolsters balances comfort with the kind of support typically found in sports sedans. A massage feature is available.
Available white ambient lighting casts a sophisticated glow and highlights important features.
Technology integration includes Cadillac’s first rotary controller for the Cadillac user experience and other vehicle features (see below for more information), along with streamlined vehicle controls for easier, more intuitive use.
At launch, the 2019 XT4 will be offered in seven interior environments, based on Luxury, Premium Luxury or Sport trims:
XT4 Luxury — Light Platinum/Jet Black with Aluminum Metallized decor trim
XT4 Premium Luxury — Jet Black with Diamond-Cut Aluminum, Light Platinum/Jet Black with Linear Galaxy High-Gloss Wood, Sedona/Jet Black with Fineline Calico High-Gloss Wood
XT4 Sport — Jet Black with Cinnamon Accents with Twenty-Two High-Gloss Carbon Fiber, Light Wheat/Jet Black with Red Accents and Morello Red High-Gloss Carbon Fiber, Sedona/Jet Black with Fineline Calico High-Gloss Wood
INTUITIVE TECHNOLOGIES Led by the latest Cadillac user experience, the brand’s most advanced infotainment interface, the XT4 offers a connected environment.
The Cadillac user experience is a dynamic platform that offers a smartphone-like experience with an intuitive interface, faster response and improved voice recognition that can be updated over time to meet a customer’s evolving connectivity needs. It leverages the cloud and available embedded 4G LTE connection to enable personalization, available connected navigation and news, marketplace and entertainment applications via the app store and a new rotary controller that offers users alternative ways to interact with the system.
The new controller includes volume and seek forward/back controls for the audio system; shortcut buttons for fast access to the most frequently used apps such as Audio, Phone, Navigation (if available) and Home; and a large center dial to operate primary features of the most frequently used apps, scroll menus and lists and select other apps to be displayed.
Additional XT4 technologies include:
The 8-inch diagonal Cadillac user experience interface screen has 768p HD resolution
Near-Field Communication, a Cadillac-first integration, greatly improves the process of pairing a phone (if compatible) with Cadillac user experience.
Next-generation, 15-watt wireless charging is available and offers faster charging timesi .
There are four standard USB Ports and three 12-volt accessory power outletsii. Models equipped with the available navigation radio also receive an SD memory card reader in the center console.
The full suite of active safety features includes Surround Vision and second-generation Rear Camera Mirror (available)iii.
XT4 DRIVING DYNAMICS The new Cadillac XT4’s confident, athletic appearance is complemented by great agility. It is characteristically Cadillac in refinement and responsiveness, but with a youthful edginess derived from the brand’s critically acclaimed sports sedans.
It starts with an all-new Cadillac 2.0L Turbo engine. This advanced, power-dense inline-four-cylinder — 118.5 hp per liter — features an industry-first tripower system. The system is designed to optimize performance and efficiency by having three distinct operating modes, including high and low valve lift and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation).
The engine also features a twin-scroll turbocharger to enhance torque production at lower speeds, as well as direct injection, active thermal management and stop/start technologies. Output is SAE-certified at 237 hp (177 kW) and 258 lb-ft of torque (350 Nm). A nearly flat torque curve gives the XT4 surprising responsiveness throughout the engine’s RPM range.
A nine-speed automatic transmission is paired with the new engine, helping the XT4 achieve a Cadillac-estimated 30 mpg in highway drivingiv. The vehicle also features the next generation of electronic precision shift, which features an intuitive shifting sequence.
When it comes to channeling the XT4’s power to the pavement, a strut-type front suspension and five-link independent rear suspension are tuned to balance refinement with responsiveness. The standard Driver Select Mode allows that tuning to be adjusted on demand for different driving styles and road conditions.
A twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system is available and offers the convenience of decoupling entirely from the rear wheels when the driver chooses, eliminating drivetrain friction.
XT4 Sport’s available Active Sport Suspension features Continuous Damping Control and takes driving dynamics and control to a higher threshold, using electronic sensors to monitor the road in real time and making damping adjustments every 2 milliseconds.
The XT4 is also the first Cadillac to introduce electro-hydraulic braking assist, which supplants the traditional vacuum-assisted power braking system with an electro-hydraulic system that enhances fuel economy and takes up less space under the hood.
KEY STANDARD AND AVAILABLE FEATURES (Premium Luxury and Sport content is in addition to or in place of Luxury content)
XT4 PREMIUM LUXURY
18-in. 10-spoke alloy wheels with Bright Silver finish LED headlamps and taillamps Satin aluminum side glass moldings Leatherette trim 8-way driver/6-way passenger power front seats Aluminum metallized interior decor Rotary controller Rear Park Assistiii Teen Driveriii Cadillac user experience Four USB ports 60/40-split rear seat Dual-zone automatic climate control Adaptive Remote Start
18-inch 10-spoke wheels with Pearl Nickel finish Illuminated door handles with satin chrome accents Front and Rear Park Assistiii Power-folding outside mirrors Satin aluminum finish on roof rails Leather seat surfaces Ambient lighting Wood or aluminum interior décor Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alertiii Rear Cross Traffic Alertiii Safety Alert Seatiii Auto-dimming inside mirror Driver’s seat memory Power liftgate
18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels with Diamond Cut/Argent Metallic finish LED front turn signal and cornering lamps Tinted neutral-density taillamp lenses Gloss Black finish on the front grille, side glass moldings and roof rails Body-color door handles Front and Rear Park Assistiii Power-folding outside mirrors Leatherette trim with sport accents Ambient lighting Carbon fiber or wood interior décor Sport steering wheel and pedals Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alertiii Rear Cross Traffic Alertiii Safety Alert Seatiii Auto-dimming inside mirror Driver’s seat memory Power liftgate
Sunroof and roof rails Trailering package All-wheel drive Navigation radio and Bose audio system Cold weather package
Sunroof Trailering package All-wheel drive Navigation radio and Bose audio system Cold weather package Comfort and Convenience package 20-inch Luxury wheels Driver Awareness Package Visibility Package Driver Assist Package Technology Package
Sunroof Trailering package All-wheel drive Navigation radio and Bose audio system Cold weather package Comfort and Convenience package 20-inch Sport wheels Driver Awareness Package Visibility Package Driver Assist Package Technology Package Active Sport Suspension with Continuous Damping Control
2019 CADILLAC XT4 PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS (North American specs, as of time of publication)
MacPherson strut with coil-over spring; direct-acting stabilizer bar. Active Sport Suspension with Continuous Damping Control (avail. on Sport)
Five-link independent with coil springs and fully isolated cradle
Electric variable-assist power rack-and-pinion
Four-wheel disc with ABS; electro-hydraulic assist
18-in. alloy (std.) 20-in. alloy (avail.)
iThe system wirelessly charges one PMA- or Qi-compatible mobile device. Some phones have built-in wireless charging technology and others require a special adaptor/back cover. To check for phone or other device compatibility, see [my.cadillac.com/learn] or consult your carrier. ii Not compatible with all devices. iii Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for important feature limitations and information.
ivBased on GM testing. Official EPA estimates not yet available.
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NEW YORK, March 28, 2018– All the stops have been pulled for the world debut of the all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4. The vehicle that created the small sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment makes its fifth-generation debut at the New York International Auto Show.
Over the years, Toyota has listened to owners and dealers and it has paid off. Over the last five years, RAV4 volume has doubled, which speaks profoundly to the segment’s attractiveness and growth, and ultimately, RAV4’s popularity. RAV4 currently ranks as the number-one-selling vehicle in the Toyota lineup, as well as the best-selling non-pickup-truck in the country.
No matter the grade, every RAV4 is a winning choice, whether it’s for a city exploration, a weekend trip to the countryside, or a jaunt on the trails. When it becomes available in the winter at the end of 2018 (with hybrid models right behind in early 2019), we predict that the all-new RAV4 will premiere, yet again, at the forefront—both for the Toyota brand and the segment.
Get Up and Go!
For the all-new RAV4, designers kept in mind design elements of Adventure and Refined to allow owners to get up and go in their RAV4, no matter the time or place. An emphasis was placed on maximizing the presence of a small SUV while maintaining high levels of finesse inside and out.
Each body panel has a sophisticated twist to it, with a chiseled appearance that is a perfect combination of athleticism and charisma. The stronger nose leads into a more dynamic profile, robust shoulders, and available 19-inch wheels, making for a powerful stance ready to tackle any road, any time.
The implementation of the TNGA platform allows RAV4 to adopt the charisma of a bolder and tougher SUV, but in a package that is lower and wider. The longer wheelbase and wider front and rear tracks provide a stable, confident driving platform. For off-road prowess, the shorter front and rear overhangs will aid in RAV4’s ability to overcome rugged terrain.
The unibody chassis is 57 percent more rigid than the outgoing version. RAV4 incorporates an optimally tuned multi-link rear suspension, providing ideal damping for handling, minimum interior cabin noise, and the utmost ride comfort. Ground clearance has been increased by more than half an inch, yet RAV4 is able to achieve improved aerodynamics.
The relocated side mirrors are now positioned lower on the door for increased forward visibility around the A-pillar. Side visibility is increased thanks to a lowered beltline and the redesigned and enlarged rear-quarter glass assists with rear-diagonal visibility.
Unparalleled Driving Experience with More Power, MPG and Capabilities
Engineers worked for about four years to fine-tune every aspect of RAV4’s performance, handling stability and ride comfort. The end goal was simple: engineer a driving experience that is Confident and Natural.
This unmatched performance was realized thanks to a group of takumi—highly-trained master craftsmen—who strived to develop a vehicle that acts and reacts as the driver intends, even in extreme weather and road conditions. Including the takumi in the development process was just another layer of enhancement to the overall design approach led by the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) philosophy. These master craftsmen focused on working together to improve vehicle performance at various stages of the development process to deliver an ever-better RAV4.
The power source for RAV4’s driving abilities comes from one of two powertrains:
Dynamic Force 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder engine with VVT-iE mated to an 8-speed Direct-Shift Automatic Transmission, which motivates the five gas models
Dynamic Force 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II) engine with Electronically-Controlled Continuously-Variable Transmission (ECVT), which activates the four hybrid models
The takumi were precise with the development of RAV4’s structure and configuration to achieve an increase in performance as a whole. The engine utilizes high-speed combustion technology and a variable control system for greater thermal efficiency output, which reduces energy losses associated with exhaust and cooling systems and the movement of mechanical parts, among other factors. With a 40-percent thermal efficiency (41 percent for hybrids), the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine is the ideal powerplant for the all-new RAV4 to meet the demand of providing a highly responsive, yet fuel efficient driving experience. The Direct Shift-8AT transmission provides direct lock-up from gears two through eight to eliminate power loss from the torque converter, executing ideal smooth shifts.
The Toyota-first, Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive with Rear Driveline Disconnect, is nothing short of impressive, and enables drivers to steer the vehicle as intended, even atop the toughest of roads.
Standard on AWD-equipped Limited gas and Adventure grade models, Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive with Rear Driveline Disconnect can send 50 percent of engine torque to the rear wheels, plus distribute it to the left or right rear wheel for improved handling. When AWD isn’t required (on long stretches of highway, for example), RAV4 can achieve better fuel economy thanks to the Rear Driveline Disconnect system. The disconnection features the world’s first ratchet-type dog clutches on both the front and rear wheel shafts. These clutches stop the driveshaft’s rotations, thus transmitting the driving force to the front wheels when AWD isn’t required, significantly reducing energy loss, improving fuel efficiency, and reducing rotational vibration making for a smoother ride.
This all-new AWD system is one of three available on the all-new RAV4; it joins the AWD-i system available on hybrid grades and the (non-Dynamic Torque Vectoring) AWD system available on core gas grades.
When paired with the new All-Wheel Drive with Intelligence (AWD-i), RAV4 Hybrid increases the total torque to the rear wheels—which is electronically driven—by 30 percent compared to the current generation AWD-i system. By adopting a new control system that optimally distributes torque to the rear wheels based on the driving conditions, the new AWD-i system offers high off-road performance, handling, and ability.
RAV4’s unparalleled driving experience is just one of the ways the all-new RAV4 exceeds expectations for owners, the segment, and the industry.
XSE Hybrid: The Sportiest RAV4
For those who prefer sportier driving dynamics, XSE Hybrid stays ready with the perfect conflation of sport and utility. XSE is an all-new addition to RAV4’s Hybrid family.
The piano-black accents across the front end, mirror caps, fender arches, and lower rockers set the stage for XSE Hybrid’s sporty appeal. Unique to RAV4 Hybrids, projector-beam LED headlamps flank each side of the grille (on XLE and above) for a brighter, sharper, and ideally angled light source.
Standard on all RAV4 Hybrid models, the Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II) works in sync with the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine for an impressive balance of energy efficiency and supreme power output. Performance-wise, XSE Hybrid is truly the “no compromise” grade thanks to its enhanced power and acceleration. When paired with its sport-tuned suspension having tauter shock absorbers and springs, RAV4 XSE Hybrid takes the throne as the quickest—and best-handling—RAV4 in the lineup.
While driving thrills behind XSE Hybrid’s steering wheel are standard, that’s not all guests get: In any RAV4 Hybrid, drivers can look forward to anticipated class-leading fuel efficiency and increases in horsepower and acceleration, respectively.
On- and Off-Road Fun
For explorers looking to satisfy their outdoorsy cravings, RAV4 Adventure has the capabilities for all types of off-road fun.
RAV4 Adventure is distinguishable among the other grades with its standard high-rise roof rails and large over-fenders. Inspired by Toyota’s off-road vehicle heritage, RAV4 Adventure grade has a more rugged exterior, thanks in part to its more aggressive grille, fog light surrounds, and unique wheel design. It answers the call designers had of Robust with its stout stance, standard Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive with Rear Driveline Disconnect, and a reliable and tough functionality that’s apt for any road.
The fun ratchets up once pavement blends into dirt thanks to Multi-Terrain Select. Standard on all AWD-equipped gas RAV4 models, Multi-Terrain Select gives drivers the ability to maximize traction when driving through snow, mud, sand, or rocks. The system is easy to use thanks to a control dial (or buttons) positioned in the center console to the left of the shift knob.
RAV4 XSE Hybrid’s striking personality screams sporty, thanks to its standard two-tone exterior paint scheme. The black roof is paired with either Blizzard Pearl, Silver Sky Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, or Blueprint (a new color to the palette). RAV4 XSE Hybrid’s exclusive interior comes mono-spec with black Softex material and blue accents throughout.
RAV4 Adventure grade can be had with an Ice Edge-colored roof that is paired with one of three exterior colors: Midnight Black Metallic or Blue Flame, both of which are new for RAV4; or Lunar Rock, an all-new color to the Toyota lineup that makes its first mission on RAV4. Inside, interior seat finishes come in either black or a grade-exclusive, Mocha-colored Softex, with the latter being a brand-new interior finish in the Toyota lineup. Orange stitching accents the interior with additional orange appointments placed throughout the dashboard.
RAV4 keeps admirers star-struck even when its fitted with additional full-body color options like Super White and Ruby Flare Pearl.
Premium Limited Style
Blissful weekend retreats are the ideal destination when behind the wheel of RAV4 Limited. As the top grade, drivers and passengers will enjoy amenities and features befitting its premium style. At first glance, RAV4 Limited’s 19-inch alloy wheels and chrome accents set it apart from the other grades. Once inside though, Limited’s essence truly takes the stage.
Standard features include a front-row moonroof and 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory and 2-way lumbar support. Tech-wise, RAV4 Limited comes standard with a newly-designed 7-inch Multi-Information Display (MID) and, for the first time in a Toyota vehicle in North America, a Digital Display Rearview Mirror. By default, the display is a conventional rearview mirror but with the flip of a switch, drivers have an increased field of vision coming through the rearview mirror, displaying what is behind the vehicle thanks to a high-mounted, adjustable wide-angle, high-definition camera affixed on the rear of vehicle.
Optional content that enhances the ambiance includes ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a panoramic moonroof. When the weekend’s gear fills both hands, the available hands-free power liftgate helps considerably by opening with a wave of the foot below the rear bumper.
Elevated Cabin Atmospheres
Designers applied the theme of Refined to every detail of the interior cabin, resulting in an impressive arrangement that suits a wide variety of driving experiences and preferences. The interior atmosphere represents an elevated sophistication with a premium, modern design and uncomplicated layout.
Between front passengers sits a center console having a repositioned standard Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) for easier accessibility. Ergonomics have been further enhanced by an increase in the console’s volume, side-by-side cup holders, and an open tray capable of holding small items, with optional Qi wireless charger. The in-dash tray within arm’s reach of front passengers will see its share of electronics, sunglasses, and travel must-haves. A standard smooth boot adorns the top of the shifter, and the HVAC knobs in the center panel are redesigned for improved tactility.
Rear seat passengers will appreciate the spacious back cabin thanks to an increase in left and right couple distance, as well as legroom. The rear cargo area adopts a reversible liner as well as side nets for storing small items and the 60/40 folding rear seats are ready to accommodate essentials like surf boards, suitcases, or camping gear.
Advanced Media with Precise Harmony
Every RAV4 is equipped with Entune 3.0 multimedia including Wi-Fi Connect powered by Verizon, hands-free access to Amazon Alexa, and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
The standard Entune 3.0 audio system houses a 7-inch touchscreen that is perched atop the center stack. Entune 3.0 Audio Plus adds an eight-inch touchscreen and Sirius XM Radio. Entune 3.0 Premium Audio enhances the multimedia system with embedded dynamic navigation to help drivers chart their course.
Enhancing onboard multimedia features, RAV4 can be had with up to five USB ports between the front and rear rows and an optional Qi wireless charging tray positioned at the front of the center console.
RAV4’s multimedia setup is complemented by an all-new available JBL audio system. The next-generation premium audio setup incorporates an enhanced system architecture, new speaker design, and an improved tuning process. The result is an all-access pass to the most intimate music concert, all from inside a RAV4.
The available JBL audio system provides harmonious audio via 11 speakers across 8 channels at 800 watts:
Two Horn Tweeters
Located in the A-pillar for optimal high-frequency performance
Next-generation amplifier powering the 800 watts
Two Wide Dispersion Instrument Panel Speakers
Providing greater sound and alert functionality
Two Wide Dispersion Front Door Speakers
Enhanced sound quality for front passengers
Ported Subwoofer with Enclosure
More powerful deep-bass response tucked away in the rear quarter
Two Full Range Rear Door Speakers
Enhanced sound quality for rear passengers
Intelligently adjusts to every audio format to match source quality with the precise level of audio restoration necessary
Next Generation of Toyota Safety Sense (TSS)
Toyota continues to lead the pack when it comes to safety, and the all-new RAV4 provides drivers and passengers with standard safety technologies that help move Toyota one step closer to achieving the ultimate goal of zero casualties from traffic accidents.
RAV4 comes standard with TSS 2.0, the second generation of Toyota Safety Sense (TSS). The updated safety package adds new active-safety technologies and capabilities that enhance protection.
Breakdowns of each technology are as follows:
Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD):
Capability to detect a preceding vehicle or pedestrian in daytime or with better low-light recognition capabilities, or daytime bicyclist (new), and alert the driver (audible and visual warnings) and/or apply brakes to help mitigate or avoid the collision in certain cases (using Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Brake Assist (BA), and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)).
Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC):
For highways/freeways only – an adaptive cruise control that functions at speeds between 0 to 110 mph and enables low-speed speed matching, stopping, and acceleration/deceleration relative to a preceding vehicle traveling at a slower speed. Speed, cut-in, and distance control enhanced, as well as Turn Signal Linked control added, for a more natural response.
Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA):
Newly added to LDA w/SA is the capability, under some circumstances, to detect the road’s edge, in addition to the pre-existing capability to detect visible lane markers and the vehicle’s position in the lane. If unintentional lane deviation is detected, the system alerts the driver with audible and visual warnings. Steering Assist can provide small corrective steering inputs to help the driver prevent the vehicle from unintentionally leaving its lane.
Automatic High Beam (AHB):
Capability to automatically activate and deactivate high beams based on driving environment and preceding vehicle’s lights.
(NEW) Lane Tracing Assist (LTA):
For highways/freeways only and can be enabled when using DRCC – Capability to recognize white or yellow lane markings or the path of a preceding vehicle if lane markers are temporarily unavailable; to identify and actively track the center of the lane by providing steering assistance to the driver (hands-on, driver-assist system). Reduces driver burden and supports safe driving, especially in traffic congestion or long highway trips. The LTA system can be turned on/off.
(NEW) Road Sign Assist (RSA):
Capability to identify certain Stop, Yield, Do Not Enter and Speed Limit signs and display a warning (visual and audible alerts). Alerts vary based on sign type and are displayed on the Multi-Information Display.
Eight airbags come standard on the 2019 RAV4, and so does Toyota’s Star Safety System, which includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and Smart Stop Technology (SST). Available safety technologies include Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Bird’s Eye View Camera, Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS), and Rear Cross Traffic Braking (RCTB) system. RAV4 comes equipped with a standard backup camera and standard Electronic Parking Brake (EPB).
Toyota’s 36-month/36,000-mile basic new-vehicle warranty applies to all components other than normal wear and maintenance items. Additional 60-month warranties cover the powertrain for 60,000 miles and corrosion with no mileage limitation.
The hybrid-related components, including the HV battery, battery control module, hybrid control module and inverter with converter, are covered for eight years/100,000 miles. In applicable states, hybrid-related component coverage is 15 years/150,000 miles with the exception of the hybrid battery, which is covered for 10 years/150,000 miles.
Standard ToyotaCare covers complimentary normal factory-scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first. Two years of roadside assistance coverage is also provided with each new purchase.