Toyota Rav4 To Offer Class-Leading Safety On All 11 Models – Feb 09, 2019 – Aichi, Japan (Techreleased) – The all-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 lineup 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.
Toyota Australia’s vice president sales and marketing Sean Hanley said the new RAV4 will offer unprecedented levels of safety in the mid-sized SUV class to deliver outstanding driver assistance.
“Safety has always been a top priority for Toyota and in the all-new RAV4, we are delivering highly advanced technologies to assist drivers and help protect occupants and other road users,” Mr Hanley said.
“These features will ensure the RAV4 provides our customers with the very highest levels of active and passive safety in its class and they are not just limited to the higher grade models.
“Providing exceptional safety performance is vital for all customers so we have made all of our Toyota Safety Sense features standard across the range from the entry level front-wheel drive GX to the adventure-oriented AWD Edge model,” he said.
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 urban-oriented 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 an intelligent six-speed manual gearbox or an innovative CVT with launch gear. Both GXL and Cruiser models are fitted with the CVT as standard.
“With a choice of six different hybrid models, along with front-wheel drive petrol and the adventure-focused AWD Edge variants, Toyota is giving customers a chance to re-discover the RAV4 in a whole new light as a highly efficient, refined and versatile SUV to provide for all lifestyles and needs,” he said.