LeftieBiker wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:33 pm
My guess is that it will have the Prime's drivetrain squeezed in around the RAV-4's rear electric motor. Either that or it won't have an AWD option. I too hope for the heat pump and heated steering wheel, with a better driving experience and more cargo room. (Although my housemate has no intention of giving up her beloved old PIP.) AER will probably be a whopping 20 miles. ;-(
Considering the Prime's ICE is a 1.8L engine compared to the RAV-4/Camry/Avalon/Lexus NX200's ICE is 2.5L I highly doubt it.
More likely we will see a larger than the Prime's 8.8kWh pack to support the current draw of the heavier cars & performance expectations of those vehicle types because the electric motors are higher output & will require a larger pack.
Considering the the e-AWD is a small electric motor that operates in a very narrow low speed condition I don't see that being a big packaging obstacle relative to where the packs are located in the vehicles. Some loss of cargo space is more likely to occur IMO.
For funsies I'm gonna guess the pack size will be around 11-12kWh & the vehicles will have 20-25 miles of AER. Hopefully the heat pump will be standard considering the price point of the aforementioned vehicles.