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2023 Toyota RAV4 Unveiled With Major Upgrades – More Appealing Than Ever

The 2023 Toyota RAV4 adds a 10.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an updated Toyota Safety Sense suite, and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster

Toyota has updated the popular RAV4 in the European market with a range of updates. The latest iteration of the RAV4 made its debut back in 2018 and only late last year, a minor facelift was introduced. Japanese auto majors have included a number of new features relating to entertainment, assistance, and safety this time around.

The 2023 Toyota RAV4 comes with a 10.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with the latest connectivity features, a 12.3-inch digital instrument console, and updated Toyota Safety Sense features. The HD touchscreen can already be seen on the latest Toyota models sold globally such as the Corolla Cross and Corolla and it gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.

Among the other highlights of the new infotainment screen are cloud-based navigation capabilities, live traffic data, and park space availability. The buyer can select whether to display weather reports, low emission zones, highway signs, etc. Through the Smart Service package, you can access additional connectivity features and remote functions.

The package includes OTR services and is valid for four years. With the exception of the base model, which is available with a seven-inch console, the 12.3-inch digital cluster is also standard. It has three different layouts and four modes including Tough, Sport, Smart and Casual that can be customized based on the owner’s needs.

On the PHEV trim, Toyota Safety Sense comes with Pre-Collision technology for safer turns at junctions and it can detect oncoming vehicles in the traffic lane. It is also equipped with Emergency Steering Assist. There are no visual changes to the 2023 Toyota RAV4. New color options include Platinum White Pearl and Midnight Black Metallic roof.

Production of the new RAV4 will begin later this year. As for the performance, the same 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine with a hybrid system develops 218 PS and 222 PS in the front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions respectively. The PHEV variant makes 306 PS and is available only with an AWD configuration.

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