Toyota has revealed more information about the update for its highly successful medium SUV, the RAV4. The 2023 Toyota RAV4 will arrive in December this year, despite ongoing delays of up to 18 months for some models. It features a variety of safety and technological updates that aim to keep the car current but also increase its price.
Sean Hanley, Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Franchising Operations at Toyota Australia, praised the upgrades, saying, “With the new generation multimedia system, expanded Toyota Connected Services, and added safety features, RAV4 is more attractive than ever”.
The infotainment upgrade is the highlight of the update. Toyota’s latest multimedia software is now available in all grades, including the Corolla Cross range and the updated Corolla. Cloud-based satellite navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay, and other features are included as standard. The GX and GXL grades get a brand new 8.0-inch screen, while the XSE grades and higher receive a bigger 10.25-inch screen and a new satellite navigation system.
The instrument clusters are being updated across the entire range. GXL and GX models will get new digital driver displays measuring 7.0 inches, while XSE grades and higher will have fully digital 12.3-inch displays that can be customized with different data and layouts.
The range has also seen some smaller changes, including the upgrade to USB C for four out of five USB charging ports in the cabin. Also, the infotainment systems now have dual microphones.
Intersection turn assistance is one of the upgrades to safety equipment that has been made across the range. It warns the driver or brakes in order to avoid an impending collision when turning. Emergency steering assistance helps drivers stay in a lane and steer around obstacles while staying within the lane.
The new reversing camera is of higher quality and comes standard on all models. Dynamic guidelines, which were previously only available to XSE-level vehicles, are now included as standard, along with a redesigned reversing display. The Cruiser and Edge models receive an upgraded panorama view monitor that shows the driver what is beneath their vehicle.
All 2023 Toyota RAV4 models now have access to Toyota Connected Services. These services include emergency assistance, automatic crash notification, remote vehicle tracking, and software updates over the air for different software systems in the car.
The following are specific model-by-model changes for the 2023 Toyota RAV4 :
- Wireless Apple CarPlay
- Four of the five USB charging points have been changed to USB-C.
- New 8.0-touchscreen display
- Larger 7.0-inch driver’s display
- Upgraded Dual Microphones
- Cloud-based Satellite Navigation
- Intersection turn assistance
- Emergency steering assistance
- Reversing camera upgrade
- Reversing back guide monitor upgraded with dynamic guidelines
- Toyota Connected Services include:
- Remote Vehicle Monitoring
- Emergency Assistance
- Updates to vehicle software via the Internet
XSE (includes GX and all variants)
- New 10.25-inch touchscreen information system
- Larger 12.3-inch driver’s display
- Satellite Navigation in a new look
- Reversing back guide monitor upgraded
- Electric tailgates can be operated at a faster speed
Cruiser, in addition to all XSE variants:
- Upgraded 360-degree View Monitor with Under-Car View
- Projector LED Headlights
Pricing for the 2023 Toyota RAV4 (plus on-road expenses):
- GX 2WD petrol : $36,550 + $2,250
- GX 2WD Hybrid: $39,050 + $22,250
- GX AWD Hybrid: $42,050 (plus $2,250)
- GXL 2WD petrol : $40,100 + $22,275
- GXL 2WD Hybrid: $42,600 + $2,275
- GXL AWD Hybrid: $45,600 + $2,275
- XSE 2WD Hybrid: $45,700 ($2,875)
- XSE AWD Hybrid: $48,700 ($2,875)
- Cruiser 2WD petrol: $45,700 (+$3,200)
- Cruiser 2WD Hybrid: $48,200 + $3,200
- Cruiser AWD Hybrid: $51,200 + $3,200
- Edge AWD petrol price: $53,020 ($3,200 more)
- Edge AWD hybrid $55,150 ($2,830 more)
- Frosted white (premium). (Not available for GX XSE and Edge.
- Frosted white with Eclipse Black roof only (XSE)
Toyota RAV4 2022 is expected to arrive in the dealerships by December 2022. Keep up with the latest automotive news at DiscoverAuto.