For 2014 the popular compact SUV, the RAV4 has been given a makeover with a number of important revisions, re-grades and new equipment.
The 2.0-litre D-4D diesel engine is now available with all-wheel drive for the Icon and Invincible grades.
The Icon and Invincible models have be revised with keyless entry and a push-button start as standard, together with new two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels - fitted to the two-wheel as well as all-wheel drive cars. There is now a choice of either black or beige leather seat upholstery.
Standard equipment includes all round parking sensors, dual-zone climate control automatic headlights and wipers, cruise control, DAB digital tuner, heated retractable door mirrors and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.
The Invincible grade includes heated front seats, power slide and lumbar adjustment for the driver's seat and roof rails.
The options list includes Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Utlising a radar system to detect vehicles moving alongside in the driver's blind spot, or approaching from either side when reversing, for example out of a car parking space. When the system detects such a hazard, a warning light flashes in the appropriate door mirror.
Icon and Invincible models can be upgraded with a Style Pack (front guard and underguard, side and rear chrome trim and scuff plates); a Protection Pack (front and rear parking sensors, rear bumper protection plate) is additionally available for Icon grade. Extra in-car entertainment choices include powered docks for holding tablets and DVD players and a sunroof can also be specified (Icon and Invincible).
All RAV4 models excluding the entry level Active model now have Toyota Touch 2, a touchscreen-operated multimedia system with an HD display. It facilitates Bluetooth for hands-free phone calls and sending and receipt of text messages; a rear-view camera; vehicle information, including trip data, climate control profile; and management of settings for door locking and lighting.
Toyota Touch 2 with Go is available on the Icon and Invincible models, it adds full map navigation to the standard Touch 2 system. The new screen design that provides a clear display of signposts, junctions and lane guidance
The improved package further provides connection to a range of features, including Toyota real-time HD traffic data from TomTom. In the event of an emergency it can give direct access to the emergency services or AA breakdown assistance, automatically providing the exact vehicle location.
Toyota's system is currently the only one of its kind to feature Google Street View and Panoramio, providing on-screen imagery of the vehicle's location or a chosen location to help pinpoint and recognise destinations; and a range of other multimedia applications such as social media channels, parking information and filling station locations.
A range of applications are available free for 12 months with Toyota Touch 2 with Go, easily obtained following a quick registration process via Toyota's customer web portal.
|Active||2.0 D-4D 2WD 6MT||D||26E||£22,195|
|Icon||2.0 D-4D 2WD 6MT||D||26E||£24,695|
|Icon||2.0 D-4D AWD 6MT||E||26E||£25,695|
|Icon||2.0 Valvematic AWD MultidriveS||H||29E||£25,695|
|Icon||2.2 D-4D AWD 6MT||F||29E||£26,495|
|Icon||2.2 D-CAT AWD 6AT||I||29E||£27,595|
|Invincible||2.0 D-4D 2WD 6MT||D||27E||£26,395|
|Invincible||2.0 D-4D AWD 6MT||E||26E||£27,395|
|Invincible||2.0 Valvematic AWD Multidrive S||H||28E||£27,395|
|Invincible||2.2 D-4D AWD 6MT||F||29E||£28,195|
|Invincible||2.2 D-CAT AWD 6AT||I||29E||£29,295|
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