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2013 The new Toyota RAV4: Equipment

  • Enhanced comfort and convenience features including dual-zone A/C, new seat heaters, Smart Entry & Start System and power tailgate
  • Toyota Touch multimedia systems with USB/iPod connectivity and rear camera, Touch & Go Plus and Touch Pro navigation
  • Comprehensive range of accessories available from launch

The RAV4's already comprehensive standard equipment package is further enhanced by a range of innovative, comfort and convenience enhancing features, including a Smart Entry & Start System, dual-zone air conditioning, new seat heaters, automatic tailgate operation, the Toyota Touch advanced multimedia system with USB/iPod connectivity and a rear camera, and the Toyota Touch & Go, Touch & Go Plus and Touch Pro navigation systems.

Driver convenience and safety is enhanced by an automatic anti-glare electro-chromic rear-view mirror, and the availability of an Automatic High Beam system, a Lane Departure Alert system and a Blind Spot Monitor system.


Air Conditioning

The new RAV4 may be equipped with dual-zone air conditioning, giving independent left and right cabin temperature control to enhance cooling and warming performance whilst saving power consumption.

The system features a clean air filter, a partial recirculation system which automatically recirculates a certain volume of air in the cabin to enhance heating performance even in Fresh mode, and a blower customisation function which allows users to select Soft or Fast blower strength even in Auto mode.

An Eco-drive control is available on 2.0 litre D-4D diesel models to enhance fuel efficiency. This control lowers the blower level, or stops it altogether, within a set range of outside temperatures to save power consumption and increase eco-driving time.


Seat heaters

Newly developed front seat heaters are available. They feature a two-mode, Hi and Low switch and optimised temperature distribution over an expanded heating area which now includes an upper back panel.


Automatic Tailgate

The new tailgate may be equipped with a power operated opening and closing function, operable both from the tailgate itself and a dashboard-mounted switch. The system incorporates a memory function which automatically retains any selected opening height.


Toyota Touch

Fitted as standard in the new RAV4 from mid grade, Toyota Touch is a 6.1 inch, full colour, touch-screen interface which represents a new approach to affordable, on-board multimedia systems.

It incorporates AM/FM radio with an optional DAB/DAB+/DMB receiver, a CD/MP3 player, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity with a music streaming facility, and a USB port for the connection of portable music players, with the facility to display iPod album cover art. A rear view camera is fitted as standard.


Toyota Touch & Go Plus

Offered as an option from mid grade, Toyota Touch & Go builds on the Toyota Touch multimedia base unit, offering customers an enhanced, full map navigation system representing the best value for money on the market.

Available in 14 languages, Toyota Touch & Go was developed in Europe, with European customers in mind.

The system includes all the most popular navigation functions, such as advanced traffic coverage, customisable speed limits, speed camera warnings, motorway signposting, automatic zoom and junction view at motorway intersections.

Using a compatible mobile phone, via Bluetooth, the system offers on-board connectivity to Google Local Search —the largest and most up-to-date search database in the world. Via Google Maps, destinations may be input remotely from home or office, and Points of Interest may be downloaded for entry as destinations.

The touch-screen multimedia system comes equipped with 3D city models, landmark graphics and a 'text-to-speech' message readout facility. It will also display SMS text messages, emails and calendars depending on Bluetooth mobile phone compatibility.

The Advanced Voice Recognition function allows the driver to input a full destination, make a phone call, or to pick a specific song from a connected iPod with a single voice command.

Toyota Touch & Go Plus includes three years free map and software updating.

Further system access to online content and apps includes a Touch & Go Apps function which offers several applications available for download, including fuel prices, weather and parking space information. A new Twitter App has been developed to allow Toyota owners to stay in touch with the 500 million Twitter users over the course of their journey.

Users can tweet a range of both personal and system generated templates whilst driving (free text input and URL links are blocked for safety reasons). Because the App is fully integrated into the navigation system, the templates can include destination and ETA information.

Toyota Touch & Go has been designed specifically to be both affordable and flexible. The system can be easily upgraded with the newest functions, updated maps and the latest Apps, as they become available. It is also available with an optional, DAB/DAB+/DMB digital radio.


Toyota Touch Pro

Offered as an option on high grade, the premium quality Toyota Touch Pro features a high-resolution 7.0 inch touch-screen interface with a 'home' screen, at-a-glance function displaying the most relevant air-conditioning, audio and navigation information.

It offers a comprehensive range of advanced features including voice recognition, automatic map zoom at intersections, 3D city model and landmark graphics, and an on-line Points Of Interest search facility.

The system also includes a 'text-to-speech' message readout facility, a fuel consumption information and a rear camera with dynamic guidance lines to help manoeuvring in confined spaces.

Toyota Touch Pro also incorporates DAB/DAB+/DMB digital radio as standard, making it compatible with a new advanced Transport Protocol Export Group (TPEG) traffic information service. Based on a digital communication channel, TPEG represents a significant improvement over existing, RDS-TMC analogue systems because it can carry far more information.

Not only will its pin-point accuracy enable better navigation routing, but it will also supplement a basic traffic event and flow service with information on parking availability and fuel prices, adding additional information including speed limits.



A high percentage of RAV4 customers appreciate the breadth of customisation possibilities currently offered by Toyota's compact SUV. Sold through the official dealer network with a 3 year guarantee, a complete range of accessories will be available from the launch of the new car.

The comprehensive range of accessories available includes utility features such as a rear bicycle holder, roof rails and a towing hitch security and safety equipment such as an alarm, child restraint seats and wheel locks, multimedia technology such as WiFi internet connectivity, Touch & Go and Touch & Go Plus, and styling elements including 17" and 18" alloy wheels, side steps, a front underrun and a rear lower trunk garnish.