Who invented it? Over 20 years ago Toyota RAV4 brought the first compact SUV on the market. But since then, the fame is significantly faded, at least in this country: Opposite the dominant VW Tiguan be the sales of the RAV4 only one-tenth. Now, new technology and a new look to the Toyota make attractive again.
The extensive facelift makes the RAV4 have a more harmonious and also creates a family resemblance to the also newly revised Auris-and Avensis models. These new front end with full LED headlights and taillights modified. Interior will have improved the often maligned material appearance Toyota. Here, there are now soft-touch surfaces and new instruments with color TFT display. Upgraded is also in the area of assistance systems: in addition to assistance for traffic sign recognition, for the lane change or the high beams also move an adaptive cruise control, an emergency brake and a 360 degree monitor the program.
The engine range is complemented by a hybrid version for the retreaded RAV4, probably comes to us only in early 2016. Work Here a 2.5-liter gasoline engine and an additional electric motor on the rear axle together. In this way an electronic all-wheel drive is realized. Important for team players: The hybrid RAV4 has a towing capacity of 1,650 kilograms and a trailer stability control on board. The prices Toyota makes no claim that currently starts at 25,990 Euros for the RAV4 the front-wheel drive diesel with 124 hp. (rh)