The rejuvenated Toyota RAV4 has became a member of 13 other revitalised Toyota models launched in 2015, is on-purchase with prices beginning from $27,990 (+ORC).
THE Rejuvenated TOYOTA RAV4 is on-purchase now from $27,990 (+ORC) for that entry-level gas GX with prices topping out at $49,490 (+ORC) for that diesel Cruiser variant. Although some RAV4 variants have experienced prices remain, or drop slightly, manual versions now attract a $500 premium whole turbo-diesel variants, which now have a diesel particulate filter, attract a cost rise which is between $1500-$2000 with respect to the variant.
Aesthetically, the brand new-look RAV4 borrows in the Corolla’s styling having a the much more bold searching front-finish. Key changes in front incorporate a bigger lower grille and slimline Brought projector car headlights that contain everywhere beams inside a housing which combines Brought daytime running lights. The brand new front and back bumpers have extended the RAV4 by 35mm.
Rounding the exterior restyle are three inclusions in the color palette: Deep Red-colored mica metallic (changing Wildfire), Hazel and Blue Jewel.
Criticised for feeling just a little tinny inside, Toyota stated it had added more insulation to remove road noise. We’ll inform you the way it works once we’ve driven it. Other key changes inside begin to see the GXL and Cruiser obtain a new two-dial instrument cluster having a 4.2-inch colour TFT (thin-film-transistor) multi-information display. GXL has become fitted by having an electro-chromatic rear-view mirror. RAV4 Cruiser’s interior, including its leather-highlighted seats, could be specified by black, tan or beige with respect to the exterior colour.
Such as the rejuvenated Corolla, the up-to-date RAV4 has copped some suspension tweaks along with a more powerful body to get rid of flex and roll in corners.
The rejuvenated RAV4 will get a raft of recent safety technologies, including Pre-Collision System with forward collision warning and automatic emergency brake, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beam and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. The recently developed security features make use of a forward-facing camera and “millimetre-wave radar to trigger vehicle systems”, including autonomous stopping. The recently developed features, standard on Cruiser and incorporated within an optional technical pack for GXL with CVT or automatic transmissions, includes Blind Place Monitor with Rear Mix Traffic Alert and front parking sensors. A complete-size spare is really a $300 cost option around the GX.
RAV4 is provided with three four-cylinder engines, beginning having a 107kW 2.-litre gas for that two-wheel drive (2WD) variants.
All-wheel drive (AWD) versions could be specified having a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine that evolves 340Nm of torque, or perhaps a 2.5-litre gas engine that evolves 132kW. The 2WD RAV4 is equipped having a six-speed manual gearbox or Toyota’s Multidrive S automatic transmission (CVT) which does service within the Corolla while offering a seven-speed mode, even though it isn’t as sophisticated because the similar set-in the Subaru WRX. Gas AWD variants are fitted having a six-speed multi-mode consecutive-change automatic while diesel AWD RAV4 offers the option of the six-speed manual or automatic gearboxes.
Toyota’s executive director marketing and advertising Tony Cramb stated couples or families with active life styles would understand the rejuvenated styling and broadened equipment levels.
“The updates to RAV4 cap off a sustained roll-from new or rejuvenated Toyota automobiles in 2015 – a time of renewal that’s delivering drivers more choice, quality and driving enjoyment while underpinning Toyota’s sales growth into 2016,” he stated.