Toyota RAV4 gains an "Edge"
The Toyota RAV4 Edge 'celebrates'|
15 yeras of the RAV4 in Australia.
11th August, 2009
The "baby" of Toyota's SUV range - RAV4 - is marking the
15th year of the nameplate in Australia with a special-edition model that adds value to the model.
For a limited time, the four-cylinder Toyota RAV4 Edge gains more than $2,000 of added features
compared with the RAV4 CV on which it is based.
Consumers will pay just $750 extra for the added features that include 17-inch alloy wheels (including
the spare wheel), reverse-parking sonar sensors, roof rails and privacy glass for the rear, rear-quarter
and rear-door windows.
Inside, the Toyota RAV4 Edge gains a six-stack sound system with LCD display, Bluetooth™* telephone
and audio streaming capability, USB audio input, premium steering wheel and gearshift knob, front and
rear carpet mats and an "Edge" badge on the rear door.
Prices start at $34,240** for the five-speed manual transmission model.
Since its 1994 arrival, RAV4 has been instrumental in establishing and growing the SUV market in
Annual RAV4 sales have exceeded 10,000 for each of the past eight years.
In recent times, RAV4 has been a consistent leader of the compact SUV segment, including three of the
past five years.
Australians last year bought more than 50,000 Toyota SUVs for the first time - including 14,122
Total RAV4 sales in Australia are expected to pass 150,000 in the second half of 2009, including V6
versions introduced from late 2007.
The special-edition Toyota RAV4 Edge is equipped with a 2.4-litre petrol engine with variable-valve
timing and the choice of five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions.
The Edge special-edition package adds to the already standard specifications of the RAV4 CV model -
including vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control, anti-skid brakes and hill-start assist
control. The automatic version is also equipped with downhill assist control.
Safety features include twin front airbags and active front-seat head restraints, designed to reduce
the chance of whiplash injury in a rear-end collision.
In addition, RAV4 Edge has air-conditioning, cruise control, power-operated windows and mirrors,
tilt and telescopic steering adjustment, electric power steering and a rear spoiler.
Six colours are offered: Graphite, Silver Pearl, Ebony, Wildfire, Liquid Bronze, and Blue Storm.
RAV4 Edge models are covered by Toyota Service Advantage - low, capped-price servicing of just $170
for each of the first six standard scheduled services over three years or 60,000km (whichever comes
* Bluetooth™ will only operate with telephones enabled with compatible Bluetooth™ wireless
technology [HFP (Hands Free Profile) v1.0]. Bluetooth™ is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG,
**All prices are manufacturer's list prices and do not include statutory or dealer-delivery charges.
*** Toyota Service Advantage pricing represents the maximum amount payable for standard scheduled
servicing which is as per 'maintenance for normal operating conditions' outlined in the Warranty and
Service Handbook service schedule. Toyota Service Advantage eligibility excludes Government vehicles,
Rental vehicles and Employee Family Vehicle Purchase vehicles. Certain other exclusions apply. Terms and