Toyota is set to upgrade its popular RAV4 SUV in the second half of this year, with a raft of enhancements to its multimedia, technology and safety systems. Headlining the upgrades will be the introduction of the latest generation multimedia system.
That change brings with it USB-C connectivity, for the first time, and the addition of Toyota Connected Services. Improving safety features has also been a priority, with all models to score an upgraded Toyota Safety Sense suite of driver assistance technologies.
For the RAV4, that means the inclusion of intersection pre-collision safety and emergency steering assist. According to Toyota Australia’s VP of sales, marketing and franchise operations, the upgrades to the range will further boost its appeal.
“Toyota is always keen to provide the latest safety, connectivity and multimedia technologies that customers want and as soon as they are available for our market, we make them available for our customers,” Sean Hanley said.
“This latest round of upgrades for the RAV4 will make what is already the most popular medium SUV even more appealing,” he added.
“Toyota will continue to keep our customers updated on upgrades and future models and we encourage our customers to speak with their preferred Toyota Dealer about these upgrades.”
Specific upgrades will be applied to certain models and grades within the 2WD and AWD RAV4 range, and pricing adjustments will be confirmed closer to their introduction.
The RAV4 is among Toyota’s most popular vehicles, consistently spending time in the top 10 new car sales figures each month. The now mid-sized SUV was first launched in 1994, in Japan, and has gone through a myriad of design and shape changes since.