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Toyota tweaks RAV4: New safety tech, features

2016-09-15 07:57

REFRESHED RAV4: Toyota refreshed its RAV4 SUV with additional new tech and features. Image: QuickPic

Cape Town - The Toyota RAV4 remains one of South Africa’s most popular SUVs, with more than 400 units sold on a monthly basis.

For September, the RAV4 range receives some enhancements with the top-of-the-range VX benefiting from most of the upgrades.

Improved specification

The VX grade receives a boost in safety specification (which will also appease the tech-heads) with the addition of Lane Change Assist.

This system also incorporates Blind Spot Monitoring and Cross Traffic Alert.

READ: Headed for SA - Toyota's refreshed RAV4 driven


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The ‘specification tailoring’ continues with the inclusion of stylish foot-well lighting, bolstering both aesthetics and convenience, and deletion of the sunroof.

The model line-up continues as before with three engines (two petrol and one diesel) and both 2WD and AWD derivatives on offer.

Customers electing for the GX grade have the choice between a 2.0-litre petrol (in both six-speed manual and CVT guise driving the front wheels) and a 2.2-litre turbodiesel paired with the six-speed manual transmission, offering AWD.

READ: Toyota's popular SUV in SA - 21 RAV-ishing years

VX buyers have a choice between a super refined 2.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine and a ‘torquey’ 2.2-litre diesel variant - both driving through a six-speed automatic transmission with driver-selectable AWD.

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Outputs

2.0-litre petrol - 107kW, 187Nm
2.2-litre diesel - 110kW, 340Nm
2.5-litre petrol - 132kW, 233Nm

Prices

RAV4 2.0 GX 2WD - R367 000
RAV4 2.0 GX CVT 2WD - R379 500
RAV4 2.2D GX AWD - R459 000
RAV4 2.2D VX AT AWD - R547 000
RAV4 2.5 VX AT AWD - R513 000

The complete RAV4 range is backed by a five-year or 90 000 km service plan and three-year or 100 000km warranty.

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