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2017-09-16 10:05

Johannesburg - The modern SUV has become the quintessential multi-purpose vehicle, living up to the Sports Utility Vehicle moniker. Toyota SA has touched up the RAV4 to make it more appealing, claims the automaker.

Specification touch-ups

With a host of comfort and convenience features, seating for five and a myriad of cup-holders and storage compartments, road trips are a cinch.

Making long-distance trips even more relaxing now is the fitment of cruise control to all GX derivatives. Drivers can operate the system easily from the multi-function steering mounted switchgear.

Tactile feel of the ‘wheel has also been bolstered with the inclusion of leather upholstery. On the exterior front, a new metallic red hue has been added to the colour palette.

                                                                Image: Motorpress

Model line-up

The model line-up remains untouched with a choice of three engine configurations and two spec levels (grades); GX and VX. Buyers can opt for a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder unit producing 107kW/187Nm, available in either 6-speed manual or self-shifting Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

Diesel fans are also accommodated with a perky 2.2 litre mill, serving up 110 kW and 340 Nm – which is offered in both GX and upscale VX trim. GX models feature a 6-speed manual transmission, whilst VX spec derivatives receive a 6-speed automatic.

Rounding out the line-up is a 2.5 litre 4-cylinder petrol engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, delivering 132kW/233Nm.

Pricing

RAV4 2.0 GX 6MT      – R 374 500
RAV4 2.0 GX CVT      – R 387 200
RAV4 2.2D GX 6MT    – R467 500
RAV4 2.2D VX 6AT     – R 552 400
RAV4 2.5 VX 6AT        – R 518 200
Peace of Mind


All RAV4 models come standard with a 3-year or 100 000km warranty and 5-year or 90 000km service plan.

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