Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover that was launched in Japan in 1994. The first generation was marketed by Toyota as a car for young people for an active holiday; so there is the origin of the name (Recreation Active Vehicle), the number "4" indicates a permanent four-wheel drive.
The first generation of RAV4 was created on the basis of Toyota Celica GT-Four. The manufacture of the body was launched with three doors. Since 1995 it has begun production of 5-door body. The car has installed engines volume of 2.0 liters, 3S-FE and 3S-GE with a capacity of respectively 135 and 178 HP. RAV4 of the first generation was fitted either with mechanical transmission or automatic one and had either front drive or all-wheel one. In 1998 RAV4 of the first generation also received a version of the body with fabric roof and had minor restyling.
RAV4 of the fourth generation was presented at the motor show in Los Angeles at the end of Nov 2012. The crossover markedly increased in size compared to predecessors. The base engine remains a 2-liter gasoline engine that produces 150 HP, which is aggregated with six-step "mechanics" or CVT with Toyota RAV4 headlights. But instead of the 2.4 liter engine (170 HP) there is the power unit volume of 2.5 liters, which produces 180 HP, which is paired only with automatic transmission.
Toyota RAV4 LED headlights, Bar Style LED Projector Black.
Modern cars are equipped with many different types of headlights and it is not so easy to understand the purpose of each, especially for beginners. So, there are several basic types of headlamps: of passing and distant beams; fog and extra headlights.
Fog lights are specifically designed for movement in bad weather when passing and distant beams are not effective. A feature of "fog lamps" is a narrow beam in the vertical plane and wide light distribution graph in the horizontal plane. As a consequence, blinding of the driver doesn’t occur.
Toyota RAV4 HID headlights, HID Xenon Headlight Assembly plus Halogen.
Dipped HID headlights illuminate the road ahead of the vehicle at 50-60 meters. Meanwhile you should set it in order to make it partially cover the roadside, and not blind counter drivers.
In order to illuminate most part of the road (at a distance of 150 meters) there were designed headlamps of distant beam, which formed a bright beam with greater force. Such lights conventionally are divided into two types – factory lights that came with the car, and extra lights (have different shapes, sizes, power and light features).
The factory headlamps have a reflector of small size, so there is nothing to talk about the high quality of light. Nevertheless the factory headlights will do for usual night trips.
Today, the increasingly popular type of lights is running lights they are installed at the factory on many cars. While the traffic rules in many countries have a requirement to incorporate that daylight out of the city. Manufacturers have gone to meet their customers and made the running lights already available in the "base".
Daytime running lights are located in front of the car. They emit bright white light that is clearly visible even in the daytime. The advantage of daytime running lights is undeniable – they consume minimum power, do not increase fuel consumption and do not wear out the LED headlights.
If you do some work connected with loading, installation or construction in the dark, you won’t do without the headlights of working light. The luminous flux of such lights is distributed evenly across the side of the road, without sharp contrasts. Conventional passenger cars don’t use such type of headlamps.
The external lighting devices of the RAV4 uses the following types of bulbs:
- Front parking light – W5W;
- Low beam – H11;
- High beam – HB3;
- Front turn signal light – WY21W;
- Fog lamp – H11;
- Rear turn signal light - WY21W;
- Reverse light – W16W;
- Rear fog lamp - W21W;
- Side turn signal lamp – WY5W.