Toyota RAV-4 in 2010 which is a facelift version of the world will begin to debut Geneva Auto Show next month. For this new compact SUV, Toyota provides several changes, including to the model European and Japanese versions (known as the Vanguard with a long axle version). Unfortunately, for the U.S. market has not plans to replace the Toyota models.
For the European version of the model of change seen through the faces and some interior details. In addition, the emission system is also improved, so the car is more environmentally friendly than previous models.
On the exterior changes include the appearance of the main lamp, the design with chrome front grille, front bumper with a new sculpture that has terimbuh fog lamp. In addition, moncung RAV-4 2010 is also slightly different from its predecessor.
The rear seats which also feature a mid storage box can also be folded down to extensively increase the trunk space. The RAV 4 long wheelbase is 4600 mm long, 1695 mm high and 1855 mm wide. Wheelbase is 2660 mm long. Overall, compared to its closest rival, the Honda CRV, the RAV 4 offers a slightly bigger solution.
Power is still provided by the same 166HP 2.4 liter VVT-i engine, mated to a 4 speed automatic transmission which drives all four wheels with Active Torque Control 4WD system which allows the vehicle to switch continuously from 4×2 to 4×4 mode. This ATC system optimizes the distribution of drive forces to the front and rear wheels depending on the driving condition.
Parking is a better experience with a 5.3 m turning radius. Suspension wise, the front features a MacPherson strut setup and the rear on the other hand features Trailing Double Wishbones.
The SUV which comfortably seats 5 adults is offered in two trim levels; Standard and Premium. The more up market Premium variant is fitted with a moon roof, stability control, hill-start assist & down-hill start assist controls, steering mounted audio system controls, leather seats and motorized adjustment for the driver’s seat.
Apart from standard air bags for the driver and front passenger, the Premium model is also equipped with curtain, side and knee airbags. Both Standard and Premium Toyota RAV 4’s are priced, inclusive of COE, at S$ 85, 488 and S$ 94, 488 respectively.