The Toyota RAV4, segment pioneer and one of SA’s best-selling compact SUV’s, has received some notable functionality upgrades in response to customer feedback and ever-evolving market requirements.
The GX-grade RAV4 models receive a tactile upgrade in the form of leather steering wheel- and shift-lever coverings, replacing their previous urethane counterparts.
Safety Tech Upgrade
The luxury VX-grade variants now come equipped with all speed Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) – a functionality upgrade over the previous system that only operated above 40 km/h. In addition, functionality changes have also been brought to the Lane Keeping System – now featuring Lane Trace Control.
The RAV4 range is the next recipient in Toyota’s Apple CarPlay and Android Auto roll-out strategy. As such, the new wave of RAV4 models inherit an upgraded infotainment system with Smartphone integration – enabling intuitive use of various smartphone apps for navigation, audio streaming and messaging (amongst others).
Model Line-Up & Pricing
RAV4 2.0 GX 2WD – R 445,600*
RAV4 2.0 GX CVT 2WD – R 457,500 *
RAV4 2.0 GX-R-CVT AWD – R 541,800 ^
RAV4 2.0 VX CVT 2WD – R 541,600 *
RAV4 2.5 VX AT AWD – R 618,400 ^
* Available with upgraded multimedia system as of 6 April 2020
^ Multimedia roll-out will be in the form of a running change
Warranty, Service & Connectivity:
All RAV4 models are sold with a 6-services/90 000 km service plan (service intervals at 12 months or 15 000 km) and a 3-year/100 000 km warranty. Toyota Connect telematics service and in-car Wi-Fi connectivity (with a complimentary once-off 15 GB) also feature as standard.