The country’s number one automotive company, Toyota Motor Philippines
(TMP) once again pioneers the crossover SUV segment as they launched the All-New RAV4 last February 8, 2019 at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater.
Now on its fifth generation, the all-new 2019 RAV4 banks on its upgraded, more premium design
paired with better performance and capability made possible by the Toyota New Global
Architecture (TNGA) – a platform that applies Toyota’s principles and technologies to improve its
vehicles’ Agility, Stability, and Visibility.
“The all-new RAV4 is a car that embodies Toyota’s values — from its sporty design, powerful
performance, and outstanding safety features. Built with the Toyota New Global Architecture, we
can expect this SUV to deliver only the best driving experience,” said TMP president Satoru
Suzuki during the official launch of the full model change RAV4.
Better handling, updated engine
Its lowered-center of gravity and high-rigidity body structure are just a few of the all-new RAV4’s
features built upon the TNGA as it also features lower belt line, repositioned outer mirrors now
mounted on the door, and thinner, low-set instrument panel that has sleek horizontal lines flowing
into the door panels striving for outstanding driving visibility.
Also inspired by the TNGA platform, the new RAV4 is now equipped with a newly developed front
and rear suspension for a supple ride with responsive handling and a new powerful 2.5L (A25A-FKS) Dynamic Force
Engine with Dual VVT-I with VVT-iE (Variable valve timing intelligent system by Electric motor) aiming for optimum performance and less fuel for combustion. Paired with the new engine is a direct shift 8-speed automatic transmission, which features a multi-plate lock-up clutch that provides a wider lock up range allowing shifting and acceleration to be smoother and faster. Furthermore, the 8 speed also supports the transmission with more
power and torque while accelerating from standstill, suppressing engine speeds at high speed cruising for quieter cabin.
Strong sporty exterior, refined spacious interior
Now with full updated features and major design face lift, the all-new RAV4 aims to highlight urban
adventure at its finest. Styled with sportier design, the new RAV4 allows the driver to bravely take
on the exciting roads at any time.
One can easily notice the ‘cross-octagon’ styling of its exterior body which combines a wide
wedge-shaped front that links with an octagon-shaped spacious and utilitarian rear. This
embodies the robust yet luxurious design to which the RAV4 stands for. Accentuating its robust
quality, the RAV4 is now faced with two-tiered upper and lower trapezoid-shaped grille that
produces a wide and stable stance and provides a strong presence expected of an SUV.
Interior wise, the new RAV4 now highlights user-friendly features and technology such as 7-inch
multi-information display that can be switched between analog and digital display modes, wireless charger.
8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with memory and lumbar support, and inside rear
Complementing its luxurious design, this new vehicle is now accessorized with seat heaters, soft-
touch dashboard and panels, rear cooler, leather seats, and a panoramic moon roof.
Advance Safety Features
Going beyond the Toyota standard, the all-new RAV4 boasts with unparalleled safety features
such as seven (7) airbags, 8-eye front & rear sensor, back-up camera, anti-lock brake system
with emergency brake signal, and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) – completing the promise of a
pleasurable driving experience with added peace of mind.
The all-new RAV4 comes in 6 standard colors, White Pearl, Red Mica Metallic, Silver Metallic,
Gray Metallic, Urban Khaki, and Cyan Metallic with 3 other colors available on special order
(approximately 3-month delivery time), namely, Super White, Attitude Black, and Dark Blue Mica
In addition to that, the said vehicle is available in three variants – LE priced at PHP 1,638,000.00,
XLE priced at PHP 1,870,000.00, and LTD priced at PHP 2,188,000.00.
Since its debut 25 years ago, the RAV4 has been a pioneer, redefining the crossover SUV
segment with augmented features, modern design, and amplified performance.
With the vision of its Chief Engineer Yoshikazu Saeki, Toyota sees the RAV4 enduring the test of
time, holding on to its distinct legacy as an off-road vehicle built for urban use.