2010 Toyota RAV4 Facelift U.K. price announced

Article by Christian A., on May 13, 2010

The facelifted 2010 RAV4 is now available in showrooms throughout the UK with prices that start at £22,410 OTR. Not only does the revised range have enhanced styling and added equipment, its engine options were also upgraded. The 2010 RAV4 features new headlights, front grille, a new hood and a new front bumper with integrated fog lights.

For its interior, expect to see new leather/Alcantara seat upholstery. Buyers may also opt for HDD navigation systems and DVD players. Two new extra exterior colors are also available: Deep Titanium metallic and White Pearl pearlescent.

At the base of the engine lineup is a 2.0-liter Valvematric petrol configuration that delivers 156hp at 6,200 rpm and 198 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm.

When in 2WD mode and partnered with a six-speed manual gearbox, the engine enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 185 km/h (115 mph). In 4WD configuration, the engine allows for a sprint to 100 km/h in 10.5 seconds and a top speed of 185 km/h (115 mph).

When equipped with a Multidrive S transmission, sprinting to this speed can be achieved in 11 seconds. Toyota also offers a 2.2-liter D-4D 150 diesel engine, which has an output of 150hp and 340 Nm of torque.

The engine, which leads to a top speed of 190 km/h, makes the car capable of a 0-100km/h acceleration time of 10.0 seconds with a 2WD, and 10.2 seconds acceleration time with a 4WD.

The same engine is also offered with a second configuration resulting to an output of 177hp, with a sprint time of 9.3 seconds when trying to get to 100km/h and a top speed of 200 km/h.

Press Release

MORE CHOICE, MORE EQUIPMENT AND NEW STYLING FOR TOYOTA’S 2010 RAV4

RAV4, the Toyota that inspired a whole new market segment for compact recreational SUVs, is proving the master of sustained success with a new-look 2010 model.

As well as benefiting from new styling and higher equipment levels, the line-up has been revised to offer more choice, all with the performance, fuel efficiency and emissions rewards that come with Toyota Optimal Drive.

The current 2.2 D-4D diesel engine is featured in a new entry-point model in the range, with two-wheel drive and six-speed manual transmission. And, for the first time, the range-topping 148bhp 2.2 D-4D D-CAT unit is offered in XT-R trim, with six-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-litre Valvematic petrol with Toyota’s Multidrive S CVT system remains part of the RAV4 portfolio, now exclusively in XT-R specification with all-wheel drive.

New exterior styling
The 2010 RAV4 gains a strong new front-end design, anchored by a new, wider grille with horizontal blades and chrome accents, strengthening the model’s “contemporary urban” style appeal.

The grille, a signature feature of the latest Toyota models such as Avensis and Verso, is framed by new-look headlights. These incorporate projector-type low beam lamps, integrated into the new bonnet and front wing design, emphasising RAV4’s wide track and dynamic appearance.

There is also a new, full-width, aerodynamically styled front bumper which accentuates the vehicle’s stable stance. The addition of chrome accents to the grille, bonnet moulding and fog lamp surrounds reinforces the premium quality of the new design.

Two new exterior colours have been added for the new 2010 RAV4: Deep Titanium metallic and White Pearl pearlescent.

Specification upgrades
There is an extra touch of luxury for the RAV4 XT-R AWD models with the introduction of a new leather and Alcantara upholstery combination as standard, together with heated front seats. In addition, both AWD and 2WD versions ride on new-design 17-inch alloy wheels.

The RAV4 SR also benefits from an improved specification with Toyota’s hard disc drive (HDD) satellite navigation system now part of the standard package (previously it was an option). This sophisticated navigation technology, which is also optionally available on XT-R models, includes dedicated disc space for owners to set up their own on-board “jukebox” of their favourite audio files.

These introductions build on what are already generous specifications. Highlights of the XT-R grade include cruise control, dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights and wipers, six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, seven airbags, Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) and rear privacy glass; AWD versions add Intelligent All-wheel Drive and, with automatic and Multidrive S transmission, Downhill assist control (DAC).

The RAV4 SR, offered exclusively with the 2.2 D-4D D-CAT engine and six-speed automatic transmission, gains 18-inch dark-finish alloys, smoke-finish headlamps, a reversing camera, Smart Entry and Start and over-fenders.

Toyota Optimal Drive powertrains
All RAV4 powertrains benefit from Toyota Optimal Drive technologies to deliver an excellent balance of power, fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. The table below demonstrates the advantage this gives the core model in the RAV4 range, the 2.2 D-4D XT-R AWD, over some of its key compact SUV rivals.

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