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31st December, 2015

Toyota has released a substantially upgraded RAV4 SUV, completing a remarkable 2015 in which it has launched, replaced or renewed models representing three-quarters of its sales volume.

The latest changes to RAV4 extend Toyota's revitalisation this year to 13 models including its three most popular vehicles - Camry, HiLux and Corolla hatch.

RAV4 adopts sleeker and more dynamic exterior styling, refreshed interiors, Euro 5 engines, trailer sway control and new features including an available package of integrated active safety and driver assistance technologies.

The newly developed safety features use a forward-facing camera and millimetre-wave radar to trigger vehicle systems, including autonomous braking, to prevent or mitigate the force of a collision.

Prices for automatic petrol models have been held or reduced despite the improvements while manual versions have edged up just $500. Prices for the turbo-diesel variants, which also gain a diesel particulate filter, have risen between $1,000 and $2,000.

Toyota's executive director sales and marketing Tony Cramb said couples or families with active lifestyles would appreciate the refreshed styling and expanded equipment levels.

"The updates to RAV4 cap off a sustained roll-out of new or refreshed Toyota vehicles in 2015 - a period of renewal that is delivering motorists more choice, quality and driving enjoyment while underpinning Toyota's sales growth into 2016," Mr Cramb said.

Exterior changes to the RAV4 include a bolder-looking front design with a larger lower grille and slimline LED projector headlights that incorporate high and low beams in a housing that also integrates LED daytime running lights.

Restyled front and rear bumpers add 35mm to the RAV4's overall length while new wheel-arch mouldings and rocker panels sharpen the sides and contribute to a more flowing profile. LED taillights add a premium touch.

New wheel designs for mid-range GXL and high-grade Cruiser and a standard shark fin antenna on all grades further accent the freshened look of the new RAV4.

The GXL moves up from a 17-inch alloy to a stylish 18-inch black alloy with bright machined spokes. Cruiser's new 18-inch alloys have five pairs of spokes while entry-level GX has a 17-inch steel wheel with low rolling resistance tyres.

Capping the exterior restyle are three additions to the colour palette: Deep Red mica metallic (replacing Wildfire), Hazel and Blue Gem.

RAV4's cabin is quieter for greater occupant comfort and ease of conversation due to expanded insulation coverage and thickness to reduce road, tyre and exhaust noise.

There is new matt black trim with contrasting silver accents. The centre console has been redesigned so the front cup holder can accommodate mugs with handles. A 12-volt accessory socket in the second row (in addition to two in the front) and a new holder for sunglasses have also been adopted.

GXL and Cruiser gain a new two-dial instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch colour TFT (thin-film-transistor) multi-information display. GXL is now fitted with an electro-chromatic rear-view mirror. RAV4 Cruiser's interior, including its leather-accented seats, can be specified in black, tan or beige depending on the exterior colour.

Ride comfort and driver involvement have been improved with measures including a more rigid rear body shell that contributes to greater driving stability and improved ride quality.

Shock absorbers and coil springs have been revised to give a flatter, more comfortable ride and to enhance straight-line stability.

RAV4's new cutting-edge safety technologies include Pre-Collision System with forward collision warning and automatic emergency brake, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beam and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

The newly developed features, standard on Cruiser and included in an optional technical pack for GXL with CVT or automatic transmissions, also includes Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and front parking sensors.

Pre-Collision Safety System can warn the driver of a possible crash and automatically apply the brakes. Automated braking can reduce vehicle speed by approximately 30km/h.

Active Cruise Control helps the driver keep a safe distance from the car in front. It also monitors vehicles merging into or out of the lane ahead to support smooth acceleration and deceleration.

Automatic High Beam (already standard on Cruiser) detects the headlights of oncoming vehicles and the taillights of preceding vehicles, switching automatically between high and low beam to avoid dazzling other drivers. More frequent use of high beam helps with earlier detection of pedestrians and obstacles.

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Lane Departure Alert (already standard on Cruiser) is designed to help avoid collisions by warning the driver if the vehicle starts to deviate from the lane without the indicators having been engaged.

RAV4 is offered with three four-cylinder engines, starting with a 107kW 2.0-litre petrol for the two-wheel drive (2WD) variants.

All-wheel drive (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 RAV4 is fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox or Toyota's Multidrive S automatic transmission that also provides a sporty, sequential seven-speed mode.

Petrol AWD variants are fitted with a six-speed multi-mode sequential-shift automatic while diesel AWD RAV4 offers the choice of the six-speed manual or automatic gearboxes.

A feature of the range is Toyota's advanced all-wheel drive 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.

RAV4 first arrived in Australia in 1994. Four generations of RAV4 have sold more than six million units around the world, including more than 248,000 in Australia.


Toyota RAV4 price*

Fuel

Drive

Grade

Trans

Price*

Petrol

2WD

GX

Man

$27,990*

Auto

$29,990*

GXL

Man

$31,990*

Auto

$33,990*

AWD

GX

Auto

$32,990*

GXL

Auto

$36,990*

Cruiser

Auto

$44,490*

Diesel

GX

Man

$35,990*

Auto

$37,990*

GXL

Man

$39,990*

Auto

$41,990*

Cruiser

Auto

$49,490*

Options
Premium paint $550*
Full-size spare (GX) $300*
Technology pack (GXL) $2,500*

SPECIFICATIONS

DIMENSIONS

Overall length

4,605mm

Overall width

1,845mm

Overall height

1,685mm (1,715mm with roof rails)

Wheelbase

2,660mm

Front overhang

925mm

Rear overhang

1,015mm

Front track

1,570mm

Rear track

1,570mm

Turning radius (kerb)

5.3m (17" wheels); 5.6m (18" wheels)

Front-rear couple distance

972mm

Rear-seat knee space

591.5mm

WEIGHTS AND CAPACITIES

Kerb weight (kg)

2WD manual: 1,465-1,475
2WD CVT: 1,500-1,510
AWD petrol auto: 1,590-1,600
AWD turbo-diesel manual: 1,620-1,630
AWD turbo-diesel auto: 1,630-1,635

GVM (kg)

2WD manual: 2,000
2WD CVT: 2,050
AWD petrol auto: 2,150
AWD turbo-diesel manual: 2,220
AWD turbo-diesel auto: 2,280

Towing capacity 2WD (kg)

800 (braked); 750 (unbraked)

Towing capacity AWD (kg)

1,500 petrol, 1,200 diesel (braked); 750 (unbraked)

Fuel-tank capacity

60 litres

Luggage volume (VDA to top of second-row seats)

577 litres (space-saver spare); 506 litres (full-size spare)

ENGINES

2WD PETROL

Type

2.0-litre in-line 16-valve, four-cylinder with ACIS and dual VVT-i

Designation

3ZR-FE

Capacity

1,987cm3

Bore x stroke

80.5 x 97.6mm

Compression ratio

10.0:1

Power

107kW @ 6,200rpm

Torque

187Nm @ 3,600rpm

Fuel system

Multi-point EFI

Min fuel octane rating

91 RON

Australian emissions

Euro 5

AWD PETROL

Type

2.5-litre in-line 16-valve, four-cylinder with ACIS and Dual VVT-i

Designation

2AR-FE

Capacity

2,494cm3

Bore x stroke

90.0 x 98.0mm

Compression ratio

10.4:1

Power

132kW @ 6,000rpm

Torque

233Nm @ 4,100rpm

Fuel system

Sequential multi-point EFI

Min fuel octane rating

91 RON

Australian emissions

Euro 5

AWD TURBO-DIESEL

Type

2.2-litre in-line 16-valve, DOHC four-cylinder with high-pressure injection

Designation

2AD-FTV (man) / 2AD-FHV (auto)

Capacity

2,231cm3

Bore x stroke

86.0 x 96.0mm

Compression ratio

15.7:1

Power

110kW @ 3,600rpm

Torque

340Nm @ 2,000-2,800rpm

Fuel system

Common-rail system with Piezo injectors

Australian emissions

Euro 5

TRANSMISSIONS

2WD MANUAL

Type

Six-speed manual

Designation

EB61

Ratios

1st

3.833

2nd

2.047

3rd

1.303

4th

1.025

5th

0.875

6th

0.733

Final drive ratio

4.600

Reverse

3.545

2WD CVT

Type

Steel-belt and pulley continuously variable transmission with lock-up torque converter and seven-step sport sequential shift

Designation

K111

Final drive

5.791:1

Pulley ratio

2.396-0.428 (forward); 1.668 (reverse)

Final gear ratio

5.791

AWD PETROL AUTO

Type

Electronically-controlled six-speed multi-mode sequential-shift automatic

Designation

U760F

Ratios

1st

3.300

2nd

1.900

3rd

1.420

4th

1.000

5th

0.713

6th

0.608

Final drive

4.071

Reverse

4.148

AWD TURBO-DIESEL MANUAL

Type

Six-speed manual

Designation

EA64F

Ratios

1st

3.818

2nd

1.913

3rd

1.218

4th

0.880

5th

0.809

6th

0.711

Final drive

4.312 (1st-4th gears); 3.631 (5th, 6th and reverse)

Reverse

4.139

AWD TURBO-DIESEL AUTO

Type

Electronically-controlled six-speed Multi-mode sequential-shift automatic

Designation

U660F

Ratios

1st

3.300

2nd

1.900

3rd

1.420

4th

1.000

5th

0.713

6th

0.608

Final drive (Front / Rear)

3.935:1 / 2.277

Reverse

4.148

FUEL ECONOMY

Fuel economy* (litres/100km, combined cycle)

2WD manual: 7.7
2WD CVT: 7.0
AWD petrol auto: 8.5
AWD turbo-diesel manual: 5.7
AWD turbo-diesel auto: 6.7

CO2 emissions* (g/km, combined cycle)

2WD manual: 179
2WD CVT: 162
AWD petrol auto: 198
AWD turbo-diesel manual: 149
AWD turbo-diesel auto: 176

*ADR 81/02. Fuel consumption and emissions will vary depending on driving conditions / style, vehicle conditions and options / accessories.

BRAKES

Front

F296 x 28mm ventilated discs with floating calliper

Rear

281 x 12mm solid discs

Parking brake

Lever-type on rear brakes

Brake systems

ABS with EBD and brake assist, emergency brake signal (hazard). Downhill assist control on automatic models

SUSPENSION

Front

MacPherson strut with coil springs, gas-filled dampers and stabiliser bar

Rear

Trailing-arm double wishbone with coil springs, gas-filled dampers and stabiliser bar

Suspension electronics

Vehicle Stability Control

STEERING

Gear type

Rack and pinion with electric power assistance

Gear ratio

14.5:1

Turns lock to lock

2.83

WHEELS and TYRES

GX

17x6.5J steel, 225/65R17H

GXL, Cruiser

18x7.5J alloy, 235/55R18H

Spare

Space saver (full-size option on GX)


NOTE:

* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.

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