Friday, January 18, 2013

Toyota Motor Philippines Officially Launches All-New RAV4


The RAV4 is a name conceived as a vehicle name suited for a compact SUV that matches its active, sporty, youthful and stylish image. This iconic name was derived from the first letters of the words; Recreational, Active, Vehicle and it being a four-by-four (4x4). In January, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) unveils the all-new 2013 RAV4 to join its strong commercial vehicle lineup. Based on the principles inherited from its predecessors, the RAV4 hosts new innovative features and enhancements for its lifestyle driven customers.

Unconstrained and filled with a youthful vibe, the all-new RAV4 is visually more powerful than ever before. The RAV4 is built with a stroke of sophistication that makes it more appealing to those who catch a glance on it. Aerodynamics is also given importance for its exterior styling and Aero Stabilizing Fins have been added on the outer mirrors and rear combination lamps to ensure driving stability. It is equipped with stylish 17” aluminum wheels and tires with low rolling resistance that contribute to better fuel efficiency.  The overall exterior design aims to capture the essence of a compact SUV’s agile and sporty character by adding a sense of excitement expressed by the RAV4 DNA.



The all-new RAV4 is powered by a 2.5-liter, Dual VVT-i (Dual Variable Valve Timing-intelligent) engine which aims to achieve fuel economy, high engine output and decreased fuel emissions. Furthermore, excellent acceleration performance has been ensured, particularly from low to high speeds with its 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Built with strong proportions, this premium compact SUV also invites you to experience the fun in driving as you enter its cabin. The interior design offers a lively cockpit with the addition carbon fiber trimmings matched with structure based functionality and refined interior space. Instrument panels are strategically positioned for the convenience of its passengers. Moreover, the all-new RAV4 is now equipped with a 6.1” Audio Display System with self-illuminating VFD (Vacuum Fluorescent Display), that offers high contrast ratio and wide angle view.  Its 6-speaker audio system is AM/FM/CD ready and also has a USB/AUX function for your personal music player. It is also Bluetooth capable for hands-free phone calls and music syncing. A 3-dial multi-information meter is incorporated with blue illumination lights to create a sophisticated and sporty feel. Distant journeys are much more convenient with its 60/40 split-folding rear seats along with added storage utility and ample luggage area.



For Safety, the all-new RAV4 is equipped with front, side and curtain airbags. Meanwhile, vehicle operation is also simplified with the adoption of the Smart Entry System. You may lock/unlock doors and start the vehicle by just carrying the key. Aside from that, parking and driving is much more convenient with the ultrasonic wave sensors that detect obstacles located around the vehicle.

The all-new RAV4’s exterior colours embody the progressive silhouette appearance of a premium compact SUV. Customers have five (5) vibrant colors to choose from:  Silver Metallic, Xtreme Black, Red Mica Metallic and Bronze Mica Metallic. A White Pearl color option is also available for an additional P15,000.



The all-new RAV4 is now available in three (3) variants: 4x4 priced at P1,963,000, 4x2 Full Option priced at P1,581,000 and a 4X2 variant is also available for P1,357,000.

For more information on the all-new RAV4, log on the Toyota Motor Philippines official website; www.toyota.com.ph or contact our Customer Assistance Center at 819 2912 or visit any of the 32 authorized Toyota dealers nationwide.


8 comments:

  1. Marami pong Kulang sa Features: Sunroof, 18 inch Alloy Wheels, Navigation Entertainment System, Vehcile Stability Control, SRS Knee Airbags, HID Headlamps with AFS, Reverse Camera.

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    1. And a lot of these features are only included sa top end 4x4 model, which is very expensive at 1.9M.

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  2. Hi Ulysses
    have high liking to the RAV4 FWD, please advise if they will have a launch a
    new/refreshed model this yr. Planning to buy soon. Thanks



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  3. Hi Ulysses
    have high liking to the RAV4 FWD, please advise if they will have a launch a
    new/refreshed model this yr. Planning to buy soon. Thanks

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    1. Since the Toyota RAV4 was launched just last year, highly unlikely it will be refreshed in 2014. On the subject of a compact crossover, have you considered the Forester or CX-5? These seem to be better value propositions compared to the Toyota.

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  4. Hi Ulysses,

    Noted thanks. regret Forester is a no for me. CX-5 is there a possibility they
    will sell a FWD 2.5L ths yr? pls reply

    Fyg, in ASEAN contries i.e Malaysia,indonesia they sell a 2.5L FWD

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    1. Could be...but officially the CX-5 Pro is their mid-grade variant so I'd be surprised if they came out with a 2.5 FWD model. Likely, they'll re-introduce a CX-5 base model without leather seats, rear camera, and i-Stop. I'm just speculating here, but it can happen.

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  5. hi ulysses,

    Noted and thank you. hope they will bring the m/t again. even called the dealer and told them im willing to pay for any surcharge just to give me the m/t but they replied cannot be done.

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