UMW Toyota Motor has officially launched the all-new Toyota RAV4 in Malaysia. The fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 is available in two variants – a 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre variant priced at RM196,436 and RM215,665 respectively.

The all-new Toyota RAV4 is built on the same TNGA-K platform as the Toyota Camry with better visibility, a lower center of gravity, stiffer chassis, and rear trailing wishbone suspension for better stability.

PERFORMANCE

2.0-litre Dynamic Force

  • Horsepower: 173 hp
  • Torque: 207 Nm
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: CVT with Sequential Shiftmatic with Paddle Shifters

2.5 litre Dynamic Force

  • Horsepower: 207 hp
  • Torque: 243 Nm
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 8-speed Automatic with Sequential Shiftmatic with Paddle Shifters

In terms of equipment, the different engines and transmissions are the only differences between the 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre variants. As for the rest of the car, both share the same features:

EXTERIOR

  • Automatic LED headlamps
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Rear LED combination tail lamps
  • Roof rails
  • Front and rear fog lamps
  • Hands-free powered tail gate
  • 18-inch wheels

On the inside of the fully-imported SUV from Japan are soft touch materials at all the vital touch points, with design elements unique only to the all-new Toyota RAV4. As a result of the TNGA philosophy, forward and side visibility has been improved with a lower belt line, narrower A-pillars and repositioned side mirrors.

Standard on-board features includes an OEM headunit unlike the third party ones found in the Corolla, dual zone air conditioning, Optitron instrument cluster with a 7-inch multi information display, jam protection windows in the front and back, 6-speakers, 60:40 split-folding seats, rear air con vents, and rear armrest with cupholders.

The all-new Toyota RAV4 also comes with a 2 stage floorboard in the boot with best-in-class storage capacity rated at 580 litres. The Mazda CX-5 is rated at 442 litres while the Honda CR-V is rated at 522-litres.

INTERIOR

  • Ventilated seats
  • Reclining rear seats
  • Five USB ports
  • Wireless Charging
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 3D Panoramic View Monitor
  • Digital Video Recorder (Front & Rear)
  • 8-way power adjustable seats with Lumbar support and Memory Function

On the safety and security front, both models have been generously equipped to the brim with a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Vehicle Telematic System and rear ISOFIX seats. Other goodies include:

SAFETY

  • Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 – Pre Collision Braking, Lane Departure Alert with Lane Tracing Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Automatic High Beam
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Hill-start Assist Control
  • Electric Parking Brake with Auto Brake Hold
  • Seven airbags

The all-new Toyota RAV4 is available in six different colour – Dark Blue Mica, Red Mica, White Pearl, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic and Attitude Black – and is accompanied with a 5-year unlimited mileage warranty.


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Pan Eu Jin
Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.