2019 Toyota RAV4 Promises Class-Leading Safety As Standard

by under News on 05 Feb 2019 12:37:11 PM05 Feb 2019

Safety kit will not miss any of the eleven models that’ll go on offer.

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Japanese marque Toyota have detailed their upcoming RAV4 SUV, which is set to arrive sometime in the second-quarter of this year. The RAV4 is smarter, sharper, and more versatile than ever before, and the safety kit that Toyota’s peddling it with means that it’ll be a properly functional family wagon too.

All eleven models across the range will be offered with things like adaptive cruise control, pre-collision warning with pedestrian detection, daylight cyclist detection, road-sign recognition, lane departure warning, and automatic high beam. Cars fitted with an automatic or a CVT also benefit from active cruise control that includes a lane-trace asst function that manipulates the power steering to keep the car centred in lane. 

This is of course in addition to the usual assortment of safety kit, like blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, 360º camera, all-round parking sensors, and 7-airbags. 

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“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 & other road users. These features will ensure the RAV4 provides our customers with the very highest levels of active & passive safety in its class, and they are not just limited on the higher-end models” – Sean Hanley, Vice President (Sales & Marketing), Toyota Australia

The RAV4 range will kick off with a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated 4-pot petrol, producing a healthy 127kW and 203Nm, with power going exclusively to the from wheels via either a CVT automatic (with launch gear), or a 6-speed manual transmission.

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The mid-spec engine option comes in the form of a 2.5-litre atmo petrol, with 152kW and 243Nm. This engine will be mated exclusively to an 8-speed automatic transmission, with power going to all-four wheels. The mechanical all-wheel drive system in the RAV4 can shuffle as much as 50% of the power rearwards, and distribute power between the left-right wheels via a dynamic torque vectoring system. Should be a half-decent steer then too, especially since the new TNGA platform promises 57% better rigidity.

However, the real highlight in the range is the 2.5-litre hybrid system. With batteries under the floor and an electric motor in the rear, the system output totals at 155kW, with torque unmentioned. This e-AWD can actually put down as much as 80% of power at the rear should it feel the need to, which is impressive. And while the non-hybrid 2.5 has torque vectoring, the hybrid model benefits from an e-LSD (limited slip differential), that promises better power management.

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What’ll arguably be more of a priority for buyers is the new, more refined presentation. The RAV4 is now better-looking and better-packaged than before, and benefits hugely from the updated Toyota design language and commitment to perceived quality. The highlight of the more aesthetically-pleasing cabin comes in the form of an 8.0-inch touchscreen placed right atop the centre console, which itself features a slimmer design that maximises space for storage and legs. There’s also an electronic handbrake, which frees up quite a bit of space.

Further details & pricing should be revealed closer to the launch of the RAV4, so be sure to stay tuned to CarShowroom as we bring you more updates as they come.

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