Toyota RAV4 2012 arrives early

* Toyota RAV4 2012 due this month * New media system; more kit * Prices from 23,870...

Toyota RAV4 2012 arrives early
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What Car? Staff
19 Jan 2012 09:40

The Toyota RAV4 2012 goes on sale later this month eight weeks ahead of schedule because of strong demand, says Toyota.

The 2012 RAV4 gets subtle equipment upgrades; there are new alloys for XTR and SR models, and XTR models gain a keyless entry system.

Most significant, though, is the addition of Toyota Touch a touch-screen control system for all versions. The more sophisticated Touch and Go system is now standard on higher-spec cars and an option for the rest of the range.

The Touch and GO system includes:

• Sat-nav
• Live traffic information
• SMS text message function
• Bluetooth
• Google local search and downloadable apps
• Rear-view camera
• Audio streaming function
• iPod album cover display

The choice between a 2.0 petrol model or 2.2 diesel engine remains as before. Prices are also unchanged: the entry-level 2.2 D-4D XT-R costs 23,870 and the 2.2 D-Cat SR tops the range at 28,620. An all-new RAV4 is due on sale in 2013.