TOYOTA EXPANDS RAV4 SAFETY AND STYLE

Toyota has expanded the availability of advanced safety features including autonomous braking to eight of its 10 RAV4 models.

Mid-range GXL variants have also been upgraded with the addition of satellite navigation# as standard, along with Toyota Link connected mobility* and digital (DAB+) radio^.

The safety technology is available as an option for the first time on automatic GX variants while remaining optional on GXL and standard on top-of-the-line Cruiser.

Buyers of automatic petrol GXL variants who select the safety pack can also specify dual-tone paint that adds a contrasting silver accent to the bumpers, wheel arches, door sills and side mirrors##.

As part of the RAV4 changes, Cruiser all-wheel-drive (AWD) petrol and diesel variants gain the convenience of ambient lighting in the foot well and a two-position memory function for the leather-accented driver’s seat.

RAV4’s latest changes follow a substantial update late last year that included sleeker and more dynamic exterior styling, refreshed interiors, Euro 5 engines and the adoption of trailer sway control.

The suite of high-tech safety features includes a forward collision warning system” that can automatically apply the car’s brakes, even if the driver takes no action.

It also comes with active cruise control, automatic high beam, lane departure alert with steering assist, rain-sensing wipers, front parking sensors and a sway warning system to aid when towing.

When applied to automatic GX variants, the safety equipment is combined with upmarket features from the GXL. These include satellite navigation#, 4.2-inch colour multi-information display, upgraded instrument cluster, digital (DAB+) radio^, dusk-sensing headlights, fog lights and revised front bumper. The option price is $3,800 for the GX.

For GXL grades, standard fitment of satellite navigation results in an option price of $2,500 which also includes blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert. The contrasting silver paint, available on petrol variants from $1,000, is accompanied by black trim for the headliner and pillars.

Price rises for the latest upgrade range from $560 for the 2WD GX 2.0-litre manual to $1,560 for the AWD GXL diesel automatic – the latter taking into account the additional standard features including satellite navigation.

RAV4 features Toyota’s advanced AWD technology, Dynamic Torque Control AWD. It uses information from speed, steering-angle and yaw-rate sensors to control torque transfer between the front and rear wheels.

The range includes three four-cylinder engines, starting with a 107kW 2.0-litre petrol for 2WD variants. AWD versions can be specified with a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine that develops 340Nm of torque, or a 2.5-litre petrol engine that develops 132kW.

The 2WD 2.0-litre GX is offered with a six-speed manual gearbox or the option of Toyota’s Multidrive S continuously variable transmission (CVT). This automatic transmission, which is standard on the 2WD GXL, also provides a sporty, sequential seven-speed mode.

Petrol AWD variants are all fitted with a six-speed multi-mode sequential-shift automatic transmission. Diesel AWD RAV4 is offered with manual or automatic transmissions for the GX and is automatic-only for GXL and Cruiser.

Toyota has deleted two low-volume manual GXL grades, retaining the six-speed manual solely for the 2.0-litre petrol two-wheel drive (2WD) and the 2.2-litre diesel AWD.

Every new RAV4 is covered by Toyota Service Advantage capped-price servicing at a maximum of $180 per service**.

RAV4 PRICES^^

Grade

Price

Options

2WD petrol

 
GX manual

$28,550

Full-size spare
GX auto (CVT)

$30,590

Full-size spare, safety pack
GXL auto (CVT)

$35,390

Safety pack, dual-tone paint
AWD petrol

 
GX auto

$33,650

Full-size spare, safety pack
GXL auto

$38,450

Safety pack, dual-tone paint
Cruiser auto

$45,400

AWD diesel

 
GX manual

$36,710

Full-size spare
GX auto

$38,750

Full-size spare, safety pack
GXL auto

$43,550

Safety pack
Cruiser auto

$50,500

Options:
Main exterior colour except Glacier White: $550

 

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#Current navigation mapping database encompasses major capital and primary national road networks and offers some coverage in regional areas.
* Toyota Link is available on certain vehicle models and grades only. Toyota Link services rely on data from the driver’s compatible mobile phone and information provided by third parties. Availability is dependent on a number of factors, including the availability of third party information, mobile service, sufficient mobile data allowance and GPS satellite signal reception. Mobile usage is at the user’s cost. Toyota Australia reserves the right to add, remove or modify applications. Further information is provided at http://www.toyota.com.au/toyotalink.
^ Digital radio station coverage dependent on vehicle location.
## Available on automatic petrol GXL with Glacier White, Ink or Blue Gem.
Forward Collision Warning System is a driver assist technology and should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices. Driver should continue to monitor the road.
** Maximum payable for standard scheduled logbook servicing (normal operating conditions) until first of 3 years or 60,000kms (whichever occurs first) (up to the first 6 services). Excludes Government & Rental vehicles. Contact your Toyota Dealer or go to toyota.com.au/advantage for other exclusions, eligibility and full details.
^^ Manufacturer’s list price is provided for media purposes only and does not include statutory charges or other on-road costs.

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