A number of improvements have been announced for the current Toyota RAV4, which was introduced just last year.
The entry price for the range has been reduced and four-wheel drive is now more widely available. Equipment levels have also been improved.
At the bottom of the range, the two-wheel drive version of the Toyota RAV4 2.0 D-4D Active is now £22,195, £400 cheaper than before.
The 2.0 D-4D engine is also available in conjunction with four-wheel drive – previously, all-wheel drive had been restricted to RAV4s with the larger 2.2-litre diesel.
Buyers opting for four-wheel drive still have to stump up a bit extra for the mid-range Icon trim level, so the cheapest 4×4 RAV4 costs £25,695, a premium of £1000 over the equivalent 2WD model. With a six-speed manual gearbox it turns in a combined 53.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 137g/km.
Toyota RAV4s with the two upper trim levels – Icon and Invincible – get Toyota Touch 2, an improved in-car touch-screen multimedia system. As an option, customers can also specify Toyota Touch 2 with Go which extends the set-up to include sat nav.
Icons get keyless entry and push-button start, as well as new 18-inch alloy wheels on top of existing kit, which includes climate control, automatic headlamps and wipers, cruise control, a DAB digital radio and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.