Despite this, Toyota decided to offer customers a choice between two settings of the electronic stabilization system (VSC): in the first case, it works in standard mode, and in the second – a little earlier, with a greater emphasis on extreme situations, such as the “moose test” “. The company will complete development no later than the middle of next year, after which the new VSC settings will be available for the hybrid RAV4 modification. According to the Russian representative office of the brand, “Motoru” is also “considering a gasoline version”.
The essence of the “moose test” is to check the stability of the car during a sharp rebuild to avoid an obstacle. Journalists of the Swedish edition of Teknikens Värld criticized the hybrid RAV4 for the fact that speeds of more than 68 kilometers per hour, the stabilization system on the crossover works later than necessary. He begins to slide sideways or fall on the outer wheels. The ambiguous test result was commented on by Toyota: representatives of the brand said that the model “undergoes rigorous safety assessment procedures” and “meets all internal requirements”.