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Big, bold exterior features have always characterised the RAV4 and the updated third-generation model is no different. A new front grille sits above the redesigned bumper and both surround the LED headlights that give you excellent visibility at night. At the rear of the vehicle there are also LED tail lights, along with an extended tailgate that makes loading and unloading easier and quicker.
The class-leading cabin and boot space of the RAV4 make it a brilliant choice for families as well as businesses. Whether you need to move children or work colleagues, the RAV4 can be adjusted for every journey. The low loading height and power-operated liftgate ensure excellent practicality. Driver and passenger heated seats at the front allow you to travel in comfort, while the optional Toyota entertainment system is a fantastic way of making sure children don’t get bored on long journeys, with twin DVD players or iPad holders.
A 360-degree Panoramic View Monitor gives you a view of every direction around the car, displayed on a digital screen. There is also a telephone switch on the steering wheel, allowing you to make and receive calls without taking your focus away from the road ahead. The Anti-lock Braking System has Electronic Brakeforce Distribution to help you avoid trouble on the road, while the Vehicle Stability Control aids cornering at speed. In the event of a collision the seven airbags throughout the car will act to reduce the risk of serious injury.
Arguably the most exciting changes to the updated RAV4 come under the bonnet, where an all-wheel drive hybrid option is available for the first time. A 2.5-litre petrol engine is supported by electric motors on both axles – working in unison, they can generate a maximum power output of 195bhp. These changes impact hugely on the efficiency of the RAV4, making a fuel economy figure of 54.3mpg possible as well as CO2 emissions of just 121g/km (resulting in annual Vehicle Excise Duty of just £30).
The 2.0 litre diesel and petrol units, meanwhile, have their own charms. The rugged diesel may not have quite as much response as its hybrid and petrol counterparts, but supplies a powerful maximum of 320Nm torque at just 1750-2250rpm whilst returning combined fuel consumption of 60.1mpg and carbon output of 123g/km. For its part, the vigorous petrol unit can thrust the RAV4 from stationary to 62mph in a mere 10.7 seconds – an impressive figure for a beefy SUV.
To find out more about the Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid, or to book a test drive, contact RMB Toyota. With a wide range of new and used Toyota vehicles, as well as numerous special offers, we are the number one Toyota dealership in Teesside, Darlington & Northallerton. Get in touch with us today and we'll be happy to help.