Toyota Rav4 2016

Toyota Rav4 2016: The 2016 Toyota RAV4 upgrade has arrived, bringing with it changed styling, some cabin upgrades, engine tweaks, plus much more energetic and also preventative security equipment.

The updates particularly improve worth of the flagship Toyota RAV4 Cruiser versions.

The late-year RAV4 revision means sector top-seller Toyota has actually updated an incredible 13 designs in 2015. Hence, it has released, changed or renewed cars standing for three-quarters of its sales volume.

Toyota Rav4 2016

So just what's brand-new on the 2016 Toyota RAV4?

Exterior modifications consist of a bolder-looking front end including a bigger lower grille and slimline LED projector headlights, plus revised LED daytime running lights.

Restyled front as well as back bumpers add 35mm to the RAV4's total length while brand-new wheel arc mouldings and rocker panels develop the sides and also contribute to an extra flowing account.

New wheel designs for the mid-range GXL as well as state-of-the-art Cruiser and a common shark fin antenna additionally feature. The GXL goes up from a 17-inch alloy to an 18-inch black alloy.

There are also three brand-new colours: Crimson mica metallic (replacing Wildfire), Hazel and also Blue Treasure.

Inside, the RAV4's cabin is claimed to be quieter thanks to expanded insulation coverage and also density.

There is new matt black trim with contrasting silver accents. The centre console has been revamped so the front cup holder could fit cups with deals with. A 12-volt device outlet in the 2nd row (along with two in the front) and also a sunglasses-holder have actually likewise been included.

The GXL and also Cruiser gain a brand-new two-dial tool cluster with a 4.2-inch colour TFT display. The GXL is currently fitted with an electrochromatic rear-view mirror, while the RAV4 Cruiser's inside, including its 'leather-accented' seats, can be specified in black, tan or off-white relying on the exterior colour.

Toyota claims the ride comfort as well as motorist involvement have actually been enhanced with actions consisting of "an extra rigid back body shell that contributes to better driving stability as well as improved flight top quality".

Shock absorbers and coil springs have been revised to offer a "flatter, even more comfortable ride as well as to enhance straight-line security". It's worth keeping in mind that we have actually criticised the RAV's ride high quality in the past compared with rivals.

There's some new safety and security tech showcased too. Standard on the now much better-value Cruiser as well as optional on the GXL (for $2500) is a pack showcasing a pre-collision system with ahead crash caution and independent emergency brakes, lane departure alert, automatic high beam of light and radar cruise ship control.

There's also a blind-spot monitor with back cross-traffic alert as well as front vehicle parking sensing units. Trailer sway control also features, though stopped trailer capability continues to be meagre (1500kg for the fuel as well as 1200kg for the diesel).

In spite of all this things being added to the Cruiser, the petrol variation is really $500 less costly compared to previously.

Engines are unmodified, though the diesel variation now includes a NOx-saving particle filter. The base 2.0-litre front-drive models have 107kW/187Nm at hand as well as usage either a six-speed manual or CVT.

The mid-level 2.5-litre with AWD has 132kW/233Nm and is six-speed-auto only, while the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel has 110kW/340Nm and obtains the choice of six-speed car or hand-operated transmissions.

Rates for automated fuel versions have been held or decreased in spite of the enhancements while hand-operated versions have edged up $500. Costs for the turbo-diesel versions have increased between $1000 and also $2000.

We discussed Toyota's legendary year of updates earlier. Over the past 12 months we have actually seen a big Camry redesign, an all-new HiLux, and also an updated Corolla hatch.

Toyota also released the Fortuner and also upgraded the Prado and 200 Collection LandCruiser, along with the Aurion, Prius C, Prius V, HiAce bus and also van, and the Rollercoaster bus.

These updates cover automobiles with combined sales of about 150,000 units YTD-- regarding 15 percent of the total Australian automobile market.

The RAV4 this year makes up 16,805 of Toyota's sales, making it the firm's 4th most popular model after the Corolla, Camry and HiLux. It sits second in the medium SUV sector behind the Mazda CX-5 (23,219) and also just ahead of the Nissan X-Trail (16,737).

2016 Toyota RAV4 rates (plus on-road expenses):

2WD 2.0 petrol

GX manual — $27,990 (+$500)
GX auto — $29,990
GXL manual — $31,990 (+$500)
GLX auto — $33,990

AWD 2.5 petrol

GX auto — $32,990
GXL auto — $36,990
Cruiser auto — $44,490 (-$500)

Diesel 2.2 diesel

GX manual — $35,990 (+$2000)
GX auto — $37,990 (+$1500)
GXL manual — $39,990 (+$2000)
GXL auto — $41,990 (+$1500)
Cruiser auto — $49,490 (+$1000)