The Toyota RAV4 has been with us for quite a while now, and just in time for the yuletide season, the new RAV4 has now been given a bit of minor surgery.
It’s hard to ignore the changes of the RAV4. Its look has been redesigned so that it would now look closely familiar with Toyota’s European stablemates, namely, the Avensis and Auris. It’s a sharp looking front end, flanked by LED daytime running lights and LED headlamps in the Premium variant. This blue color, as shown in the picture, looks really cool, and makes the RAV4 even more attention grabbing than ever. Sporty two tone rims and LED-tube tail lights that is designed similarly to the LED daytime running lights round up the exterior changes.
Inside, not much has changed, apart from a few changes in the car’s trim that now makes it look more upmarket. In between the two analog gauges is a new TFT LCD display that displays many key information and the car’s driving modes.
Powertrain-wise, the car is unchanged, still carrying the same 2.5 liter petrol engine from the Toyota Camry. Only one transmission option is available. A 6-Speed Automatic.
New features have now been added to complement the facelift. The RAV4 is now equipped as standard with knee airbags, while certain vairnats have VSC, hill start assist, and hill decent control. It only should come equipped with a bit more kit, because unfortunately, the price has gone up, at least for the Premium variant, while the general entry price for a new RAV4 has been reduced a bit.
4×2 Active: P1,263,000
4×2 Active+: P1,441,000
4×2 Premium: P1,863,000
4×4 Premium: P2,066,000