One of the more eagerly awaited Toyota models, the RAV4, will be launching soon – but order taking has opened, from an estimated price of RM 196,500.
In the past few years, UMW Toyota has not had a contender in the mid-sized SUV segment that other brands seem to hotly contest. This was for various reasons, chief among them was pricing, but as the market seems to be shunning sedans in favour of SUVs, it is time for the RAV4 to make its return. UMW Toyota has announced that the model will make its virtual debut on June 18th at 10 a.m.
Few may know this, but UMW Toyota imported and sold the first generation of the RAV4 in Malaysia in a variety of trims – especially as yours truly was raised in one – but unfortunately they could not keep selling the model as currency devaluation and recessions made it extremely unfavourable. Over the years, the RAV4 has grown and matured to become something far more refined and luxurious.
It’s also worth noting that many of the technologies in the all-new RAV4 are top-notch Toyota items. This premium SUV is going to come packed with the full Toyota Safety Sense suite which includes:
- Pre-Collision System
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
- Lane Tracing Assist
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control for All Speeds
- Automatic High Beam
It also seems that there will be two variants on offer – a 2.5L and a 2.0L – with the unified platform being the TNGA that we know and love. Pricing for the RAV4 is estimated to be RM 215,700 and RM 196,500 respectively, accounting for changes due to the Sales Tax exemption by the government.