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New Toyota RAV4 arrives in UK

The new Toyota RAV4 has arrived in UK.

The first hybrid RAV4 joins Petrol and diesel-powered versions from mid-January, with Toyota’s compact SUV debuting a new 2.0-litre D-4D diesel engine and an improved 2.0-litre petrol unit.

The new four-cylinder diesel unit, matched to a six-speed manual gearbox, produces 141bhp and 320Nm of torque, giving the front-wheel drive RAV4 combined cycle fuel economy from 60.1mpg with carbon emissions from 123g/km.

The 149bhp 2.0-litre Valvematic petrol engine comes with CVT automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Its benchmark performance figures have been improved to 152g/km and 43.5mpg for combined cycle CO2 output and fuel economy.

The new model includes detailed changes to its front and rear styling, new headlight and rear lamp clusters and new 17- and 18-inch alloy wheel designs.

In the cabin, Toyota says it has responded to customer feedback, improving the ‘sensory quality’, improving the ambient lighting design, adding new storage points and tidying up the layout of the area around the gear shift. There is now clearer presentation of information to the driver using a new 4.2-inch colour multi-information display, together with the seven-inch touchscreen that gives access to the Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system.

On-the-road prices start at £23,695 for Active 2.0 D-4D front-wheel drive.