Toyota Phils. Unveils All-New 2013 RAV4

The RAV4 is a name conceived for a compact SUV that matches its active, sporty, youthful and stylish image. This iconic name was derived from the first letters of the words; Recreational, Active, Vehicle and it being a 4x4, the number "4" was added to the name.

Yesterday, Jan. 17, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) unveiled the all-new 2013 RAV4, carrying the principles inherited from its predecessors, and flashing new innovative features and enhancements for its lifestyle driven customers.

Unconstrained and filled with a youthful vibe, the all-new RAV4 is visually more powerful. Its exterior styling and Aero Stabilizing Fins have been added on the outer mirrors and rear combination lamps to ensure driving stability.

It is equipped with stylish 17" aluminium wheels and tires with low rolling resistance that contribute to better fuel efficiency.

The overall exterior design aims to capture the essence of a compact SUV's agile and sporty character by adding a sense of excitement expressed by the RAV4 DNA.

The all-new RAV4 is powered by a 2.5-liter, Dual VVT-i (Dual Variable Valve Timing-intelligent) engine which aims to achieve fuel economy, high engine output and decreased fuel emissions. Furthermore, excellent acceleration performance has been ensured, particularly from low to high speeds with its 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Built with strong proportions, this premium compact SUV also invites you to experience the fun in driving as you enter its cabin. A lively cockpit with the addition carbon fiber trimmings matched with structure based functionality and refined interior space enhances the pleasure of driving.

Instrument panels are strategically positioned for the convenience of its passengers. Moreover, the all-new RAV4 is now equipped with a 6.1" Audio Display System with self-illuminating VFD (Vacuum Fluorescent Display), that offers high contrast ratio and wide angle view. Its 6-speaker audio system is AM/FM/CD ready and also has a USB/AUX function for your personal music player. It is also Bluetooth capable for hands-free phone calls and music syncing. A 3-dial multi-information meter is incorporated with blue illumination lights to create a sophisticated and sporty feel.

Distant journeys are much more convenient with its 60/40 split-foldable rear seats along with added storage utility and ample luggage area.

For passenger safety, the all-new RAV4 is equipped with front, side and curtain airbags. Meanwhile, vehicle operation is also simplified with the adoption of the Smart Entry System. You may lock/unlock doors and start the vehicle by just carrying the key.

Aside from that, parking and driving is much more convenient with the ultrasonic wave sensors that detect obstacles located around the vehicle.

The all-new RAV4 is now available in three variants: 4x4 priced at P1,963,000, 4x2 Full Option priced at P1,581,000 and a 4x2 variant is also available for P1,357,000.

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