Toyota is marking 20 years of the RAV4 by increasing standard kit and adding the option of four-wheel drive to more models. The original RAV4 was one of the first compact SUVs to go on sale in the UK, a long time before models like the Nissan Qashqai and VW Tiguan.
Mid-spec Icon and range-topping Invincible trims both now feature added kit, while entry-level Active sees a price reduction of £400. Icon gets keyless entry and push button start along with a new 18-inch alloy wheel design added to the kit list. Customers who spec Invincible trim can choose between two new leather interior designs, with all-round parking sensors also now fitted as standard.
All models – excluding Active – also come with the latest version of Toyota’s Touch 2 Go navigation system fitted. It’s the first system of its kind to feature Google Street View, with real-time HD traffic data from TomTom also included.
Further changes also mean the 2.0-litre D-4D diesel engine now comes with the option of 4WD on Icon and Invincible models. The 122bhp motor is good for a claimed 53.3mpg, with CO2 emissions of 137g/km if paired with the six-speed manual gearbox. The only other engine option is a more powerful 147bhp 2.2-litre diesel engine. Emissions are a little higher at 149g/km, with economy claimed to be 49.6mpg – again if you opt for the six-speed manual gearbox.
All changes to the RAV4 have already made their way to showroom models, with prices starting from £22,195 and rising to the £29,295.