February 21, 2019

Toyota RAV4 To Offer Class-Leading Safety On All Models

The all-new Toyota RAV4 will offer class-leading active safety features
The all-new Toyota RAV4 will offer class-leading active safety features

Toyota says the new Toyota RAV4 will offer class-leading safety across the entire 11-model range when it goes on sale in the second quarter of 2019.

As part of its leading Toyota Safety Sense suite of features, every model in the line-up will incorporate active cruise control (ACC), pre-collision safety system (PCS) with pedestrian detection, daylight cyclist detection, road sign assist, lane departure alert and automatic high beam.

All models fitted with continuously variable or automatic transmissions also benefit from an all-speed active cruise control that includes a lane trace assist function.

Other advanced safety technologies include blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors and seven airbags.

The new RAV4 will be offered in 11 different models with a choice of four grade levels, front and all-wheel drive and three new powertrains.

For the first time in Australia, Toyota will offer a hybrid RAV4 – available in six models – with its 155kW 2.5-litre petrol-electric drivetrain mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Three front-wheel drive hybrid models will be offered in entry-level GX, mid-range GXL and premium Cruiser grades, together with three electric-AWD models with the same GX, GXL and Cruiser models available.

The new RAV4 will also be available in a single model Edge grade that features more rugged exterior styling and an “adventure” focus.

This AWD model is powered by a new 152kW/243Nm 2.5-litre petrol engine that drives through an eight-speed automatic transmission and uses a mechanical AWD system.

At the entry level are the front-wheel drive 127kW/207Nm 2.0-litre petrol models offered in GX, GXL and Cruiser grades.

The GX will be available with a choice of six-speed manual gearbox or a CVT with launch gear. Both GXL and Cruiser models are fitted with the CVT as standard.