Toyota has increased the appeal of its RAV4 SUV with the addition of active safety features and equipment across the range.
Previously standard only on the top-end Cruiser model, GX and GXL now get forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, active cruise control and automatic high beam as standard, with the safety tech moving off the options list.
In addition to the added safety features, the entry-model GX is made more appealing with the addition of navigation, Toyota Link smartphone connectivity, digital radio, auto headlights, fog lamps and an improved instrument cluster.
Mid-spec GXL also gains blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
Engine options remain unchanged with the choice of a 107kW 2.0-litre petrol, 132kW 2.5-litre petrol and 2.2-litre turbo diesel engines.
With sales already up 4.5 per cent this year, Toyota Australia's executive director sales and marketing, Tony Cramb, says the upgraded equipment will strengthen Toyota’s position as the number one in SUV sales.
"The latest upgrades to RAV4 reflect Toyota's commitment to expanding safety features, adding convenience and offering excellent value at every opportunity," Cramb said.
"These are key attributes that have enabled Toyota to sell more SUVs than any other company - even before the SUV category was officially recognised in 2003.”
Prices are up between $40 and $2350 except for on Cruiser diesel which remains the same.
2018 Toyota RAV4 pricing
GX 2.0 petrol manual - $29,450 (+$900 compared to 2017MY)
GX 2.0 petrol auto - $31,490 (+900)
GXL 2.0 petrol auto - $35,490 (+100)
GX 2.5 petrol auto - $34,490 (+840)
GXL 2.5 petrol auto - $38,490 (+40)
Cruiser 2.5 petrol auto - $44,490 (-$910)
GX 2.2 diesel manual - $39,060 (+$2350)
GX 2.2 diesel auto - $41,100 (+2350)
GXL 2.2 diesel auto - $45,125 (+1575)
Cruiser 2.2 diesel auto - $50,500 (No change)
Manufacturer's list price excluding on-road costs.
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