TOYOTA has bolstered its strong-selling RAV4 medium SUV vary by introducing a pair of mid-tier XSE derivatives and increasing the provision of the petrol-electric hybrid powertrain. The refreshed vary is predicted to seem in native showrooms throughout the first quarter of 2022.
Though the RAV4’s mechanical specification stays largely unchanged (aside from the six-speed-manual model of the GX, which has been discontinued resulting from low buyer demand, Toyota says), the vary now options an idle-stop system as customary.
Prime-spec Edge variants will likely be out there with a hybrid powertrain for the primary time, whereas the brand new hybrid-only RAV4 XSE is offered in two- and all-wheel drive configuration and matches between the the GXL and Cruiser grades in Toyota’s native line-up.
The RAV4 XSE is priced from $42,825 (excluding on-road prices) and is distinguishable from its GXL siblings by advantage of the inclusion of black bumpers, grille, fog-light bezels, wheel arches, wing mirrors and door mouldings, a two-tone roof, in addition to derivative-specific 18-inch alloy wheels.
Extra options within the XSE’s cabin embody a “darkened inside theme” with black headliner and pillar garnish, Softex premium upholstery with entrance seat-heating and 10-way driver’s seat adjustment, leather-accented door playing cards, an electrically powered tailgate, plus distinctive LED temper lighting.
“Buyer demand for the RAV4 hybrid fashions has been most encouraging with the clever hybrid powertrain making up over 70 per cent of all RAV4 gross sales,” Toyota Australia Vice President Gross sales, Advertising and marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley stated.
“The broader availability of hybrid (derivatives), together with the introduction of the sporty XSE and different specification upgrades display Toyota’s dedication to ship on what our clients demand and proceed to ship ever higher vehicles,” he added.
Provide of the Toyota RAV4 vary continues to be hampered by quite a few elements, together with the worldwide semi-conductor scarcity and Covid-19 pandemic-related transport delays, which, on common, lengthen to between 9 and 10 months for hybrid-powered variations of the medium SUV.
Specification updates for the MY22 RAV4 line-up embody new projector-style LED headlights (for hybrid variants) and the introduction of LED fog lights throughout the vary. All variants besides the petrol-powered (non-hybrid) Cruiser grade obtain new alloy wheel designs, whereas the entry-level GX grade scores DAB+ digital radio reception, rear seatbelt reminders, in addition to LED courtesy lights.
GXL variants and up acquire illuminated door switches, whereas the Cruiser grade includes a digital rear-view mirror, three-stage heating and air flow for entrance seats and eight-way energy adjustment for the entrance passenger seat.
Lastly, top-spec Edge variants undertake adjustments that embody the addition of rear cross-traffic alert (RCTA) and parking help brake (PKSB) on high of its current autonomous braking capabilities.
Non-obligatory extras embody premium paint ($675), sat nav ($1000) or sat nav and full-size spare wheel ($1300) for GX hybrid variants and a panoramic roof for Edge AWD petrol variants ($1300).
All RAV4 variants proceed to be lined by the Toyota Service Benefit capped-price servicing program, which implies the primary 5 providers (or complete of 75,000km) value $230 apiece.
2022 Toyota RAV4 pricing*
GX (a) $34,300
GX hybrid (a) $36,800
GX AWD hybrid (a) $39,800
GXL (a) $37,825
GXL hybrid (a) $40,325
GXL AWD hybrid (a) $43,325
XSE hybrid (a) $42,825 (new mannequin)
XSE AWD hybrid (a) $45,825 (new mannequin)
Cruiser (a) $42,500
Cruiser hybrid (a) $45,000
Cruiser AWD hybrid (a) $48,000
Edge AWD (a) $49,820
Edge AWD hybrid (a) $52,320
*Pricing excludes on-road prices.