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RAV4 upgraded: See what’s changing on urban 4×4

DURBAN, South Africa – Toyota’s RAV4 leisure wagon has been treated to ”functionality upgrades” in response to feedback from its customers. Here’s the breakdown…

Tactile upgrade

GX-grade RAV4 uits now have a ”tactile” upgrade: leather wrapping for the steering-wheel and gear-shifter knob to replace previous urethane counterparts.

TOYOTA RAV4 UPGRADE FOR 2020. Image: Supplied

Safety tech upgrade

What Toyota describes as ”the luxury VX-grade” models will now include self-adjusting cruise control instead of the previous system that only operated above 40km/h and lane-keeping ability.

Multimedia upgrade

APPLE CarPlay and Android Auto infotainment systems will be standard across most models to include smartphone integration for navigation, audio streaming, and messaging.

TOYOTA RAV4 UPGRADE FOR 2020. Image: Supplied

…AND SO TO THE PRICES

RAV4 2.0 GX 2WD – R 445,600*
RAV4 2.0 GX CVT 2WD – R 457,500*
RAV4 2.0 GX-R-CVT AWD – R 541,800^
RAV4 2.0 VX CVT 2WD – R 541,600*
RAV4 2.5 VX AT AWD – R 618,400^
* Available with upgraded multimedia system as of April 6 2020
^ Multimedia roll-out will be in the form of a running change

READ MANY MORE Toyota features on Carman’s Corner

Warranty, service & connectivity:

EACH RAV4 will be delivered with a six-services or 90 000km* service plan (service intervals every 12 months or 15 000km) and a three-year or 100 000km* warranty. Toyota Connect telematics service and in-car wi-fi connectivity (with a complimentary once-off 15GB) also  standard.

*Whichever comes first.

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