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Toyota RAV4 gets 2018 update

Some price increases come for big-selling RAV4

2018 toyota rav4

Despite an ever-growing number of competitors, Toyota’s RAV4 remains one of the best-selling vehicles on the Australian market.

Across the first nine months of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 sales increased 4.5% with more than 15,600 sales.

Now comes an across the board refresh of the RAV4 for 2018.

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Confirmed this afternoon by Toyota Australia, the changes see most variants in the range get a higher starting price, however the top-selling car brand say the extra dollars are offset by added features.

The price increases range from $40 to $2,350, while the top-spec RAV4 Cruiser enjoys a $910 price reduction on petrol-powered models, the diesel version remains at the same price for 2018.

The changes coming to the RAV4 range for 2018 include:

  • Autonomous emergency braking - standard
  • Lane-departure alert – standard
  • Active cruise control – standard
  • Automatic high beam - standard
  • Sat-nav - standard
  • Digital radio – standard
  • Front and rear parking sensors – standard

The changes also see a new options pack come online for buyers of the mid-spec RAV4 GXL – priced at $2,500, the pack adds a 10-way power-operated driver’s seat, front seat heaters and leather accents.

While the GXL now also boasts blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert as standard.

toyota rav 2018 rearSales and marketing chief at Toyota, Tony Cramb, says the Toyota RAV4 has never represented better value for money.

“The latest upgrades to RAV4 reflect Toyota’s commitment to expanding safety features, adding convenience and offering excellent value at every opportunity.”

The 2018 Toyota RAV4 range is priced from $29,450.

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