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The third-generation Toyota RAV4

Redefining the standard in compact SUVs

The all-new Toyota RAV4 will set new benchmarks in the compact Sports Utility Vehicle segment with the introduction of premium levels of driving performance, quality, passenger comfort and equipment to this market.

The new RAV4 is the third generation of a model that is a best seller in Europe and a worldwide success for Toyota. At launch, in 1994, the Toyota RAV4 established the popularity of compact sports utility vehicles and more than 1.8 million RAV4s have been sold since then. More than 655,000 RAV4s have been sold in Europe alone (by end-year ’05).

The RAV4 has been completely redesigned for 2006, taking into account modern customer expectations. Its primary role will be to confirm Toyota as the leading carmaker in the SUV-compact segment.


Highlights of the new Toyota RAV4 are:

All-new design:Rugged and modern five-door bodyDesign cues from previous RAV4 modelsLonger and wider than current generation, though more manoeuvrableClass leading aerodynamics for maximum fuel efficiency

Superb active driving performance:Choice of hi-tech diesel or petrol enginesMost powerful diesel in the segment (D-4D 180 Clean Power)Six speed manual gearbox (with diesel engines)Segment first Integrated Active Drive SystemAll new suspension for optimum handling and ride comfort

Flexible and practical interior:Significantly increased interior spaceLuggage capacity up by 47%Highly flexible Toyota Easy Flat rear seatingHigh quality interior trim and panel fit

Premium levels of specification:Available with nine airbags, including driver’s kneeHi-tech, three-dial Optitron metersDual zone climate controlFull map DVD satellite navigationSmart entry and start systemRain and dusk sensors

The new RAV4 X:New challenger in premium compact SUV segmentUnique exterior look with no spare wheelMost powerful diesel engine in segment (177 DIN hp)Run flat tyres and tyre pressure monitoringLuxury equipment including powered and heated leather seatsThe all-new Toyota RAV4 will go on sale across Europe from February 2006.