Toyota PH Launches All-New, Fifth-Generation Toyota RAV4
Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has launched the latest iteration of its pioneering compact crossover–the all-new, fifth-generation Toyota RAV4.
Built on the same Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform as the current-generation Toyota Camry, Toyota Avalon, and Lexus ES, the all-new RAV4 has a more premium design and offers better performance and capability than its predecessor.
The all-new RAV4 has a lower center of gravity and a highly-rigid body structure, thanks to the TNGA platform. It also rides on newly-developed front and rear suspension setups for a more supple ride that’s also more responsive in handling.
Outside, the all-new RAV4 has what Toyota calls as a ‘cross-octagon’ styling that combines the wedge-shaped front with an octagon-shaped rear, giving it a “robust yet luxurious design.” The front is dominated by a two-tiered, upper and lower trapezoid-shaped grille, giving it a wide and stable stance and a strong presence that’s expected of an SUV. Completing the looks are the aluminum wheels that are offered in either 17- or 18-inches depending on the variant.
Inside, the lower belt line and thinner, low-set instrument panel with horizontal lines that flow into the door panels offer outstanding exterior visibility for all five occupants. The infotainment system for the top-spec variant is a seven-inch, multi-information display that can switch between analog and digital modes depending on the driver’s preference, while the mid- and entry-level ones get a 4.2-inch TFT display. The RAV4 also has a near-field communication (NFC) wireless charging system for compatible smartphones and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory and lumbar support functions. The soft-touch dashboard and panels, rear cooler, leather seats, and panoramic moon roof are icing on the proverbial cake.
Powering the all-new RAV4 is a 2.5-liter A25A-FKS, Dual VVT-i, Dynamic Force inline-four engine that’s paired to an eight-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission to put out 203 hp and 243 Nm of torque through the front wheels. That’s right, all three variants of the all-new Toyota RAV4 are now all strictly limited to front-wheel drive.
Safety features offered as standard in the RAV4 are Hill Climb Assist and Trailer Sway Control, seven airbags, anti-lock brake system (ABS) with emergency brake signal, high-mount stop lamp, and an anti-theft immobilizer. Extras the top-spec variant receives are the front and rear parking sensors, and a reverse/back-up camera.
The all-new RAV4 is available in six standard colors–White Pearl, Red Mica Metallic, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic, Urban Khaki, and Cyan Metallic–while three other colors–Super White, Attitude Black, and Dark Blue Mica Metallic–are available on special order with a delivery time of around three months.
Prices of the all-new Toyota RAV4 are as follows:
- LE – PHP1.638 million
- XLE – PHP1.87 million
- LTD – PHP2.188 million
“The all-new RAV4 is a car that embodies Toyota’s value’s–from its sporty design, powerful performance, and outstanding safety features,” said TMP President Satoru Suzuki at the launch of the compact crossover today, February 8. “Built with the Toyota New Global Architecture, we can expect this SUV to deliver only the best driving experience.”
|2019 Toyota RAV4 (Philippine Specification)|
|Minimum Ground Clearance (mm)||176|
|Minimum Turning Radius (M)||5.5|
|Description||2.5-liter Inline-4 Cylinder Petrol, Dual VVT-i|
|Maximum Output (hp/rpm)||203/6600|
|Maximum Torque (Nm/rpm)||243/4000-5000|
|Transmission||8-Speed Direct Shift Automatic|
|Drivetrain||Front Wheel Drive|
|Brakes||Front||16-inch Ventilated Disc|
|Rear||16-inch Solid Disc|
|Stabilizer||Front and Rear|
|Wheel Type||17-inch Aluminum||18-inch Aluminum|