New 2019 Toyota RAV4 priced from under £30,000 | Motoring Research
The firm hopes to have cars in retailers from February for early test-drives.
The all-new model is priced from £29,635 in entry-level Icon front-wheel drive spec, with the cheapest all-wheel drive model being the £33,430 Design AWD.
All new RAV4 use the same 2.5-litre Hybrid engine, which produces 215hp in front-wheel drive guise, and a slightly higher 219hp in all-wheel drive form.
Emissions of both are seriously impressive: from 102g/km CO2 with the base car, with the AWD running from 103g/km. Fuel economy figures will be revealed later once the new RAV4 has been officially homologated.
Called Hybrid AWD-I, the all-wheel drive hybrid system is fully automatic, and actually sends drive torque to the rear wheels when pulling away, to improve traction. A Trail function helps maintain grip on loose terrain.
Toyota says the new RAV4 is lower overall than the outgoing car, with a lower bonnet height, but a longer wheelbase gives more passenger and boot space. It also has a lower centre of gravity, benefitting handling.
2019 Toyota RAV4 specs
The new RAV4 is offered in four specs: Icon, Design, Dynamic and Excel.
Even the base Excel has 8-inch Toyota Touch 2 infotainment, 17-inch alloys, a rear-view camera, privacy glass, LED headlights and Toyota Safety Sense 2 protection pack.
This includes adaptive cruise control and autonomous emergency braking that can detect cyclists by day, as well as other cars, and sense pedestrians both day and night.
Design ups the alloy wheels to 18-inches and adds front parking sensors and an electronic tailgate.
Excel has projector LED headlights, full leather interior, heated steering wheel, headlight washers and a blind spot monitor. Dynamic, meanwhile, adds black five-spoke 18-inch alloys, heated front sports seats, bi-tone metallic paint and a black interior headliner.
Buyers can choose from nine colours and the Dynamic’s bi-tone paint combines a black roof and pillars with White Pearl, Silver Blade, Decuma Grey or Obsidian Blue.
2019 Toyota RAV4 prices
2.5 Hybrid FWD: £29,635
2.5 Hybrid FWD: £31,190
2.5 Hybrid AWD: £33,430
2.5 Hybrid FWD: £33,610
2.5 Hybrid AWD: £35,850
2.5 Hybrid FWD: £34,400
2.5 Hybrid AWD: £36,640