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CarAdvice podcast 29: New Commodore teased, RAV4 reviewed, Model S goes to the outback - and win tickets to the WRC!

This week, Mandy and Paul are joined by James Wong, with the promise that there'll be none of the shenanigans (well, fewer) of last week! First up: Want to know how you can be an honorary member on the CarAdvice podcast panel in Melbourne, and on location at MotorWorld Sydney? Listen in...

2017 Toyota RAV4 pricing and specs: More equipment and safety for updated SUV - UPDATE

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2017 Toyota RAV4 range have been revealed, bringing extra safety and personalisation options for the long-running nameplate, along with boosted equipment levels...

Toyota RAV4 recalled for rear seat belt issue, close to 100,000 cars affected

Toyota has issued a recall for RAV4 vehicles due to an issue with the rear passenger seat belt mounting. The recall affects 98,664 cars built between August 2005 and November 2012, spanning the third generation of the mid-sized SUV. Toyota Australia states that in the event of an accident the seat belt material may become caught on a metal component, potentially severing the belt...

2016 Toyota RAV4 pricing and specifications

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 update has arrived, bringing with it revised styling, some cabin upgrades, engine tweaks, plus more active and preventative safety equipment. The updates particularly improve value of the flagship Toyota RAV4 Cruiser variants. The late-year RAV4 revision means industry top-seller Toyota has updated a staggering 13 models in 2015...

2016 Toyota RAV4 facelift in Australia from December: New looks, features, dynamics

A refreshed 2016 Toyota RAV4 has been revealed for Australia today, ahead of a local launch set to occur in December. Tweaks promised for the new model year include new safety technologies, new infotainment features, improved ride and comfort, and a light styling makeover...

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid unveiled in New York, not coming to Australia

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has been unveiled at the 2015 New York auto show. Under the skin, the RAV4 Hybrid features a 2.5-litre Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor to drive the front wheels. All-wheel drive is provided by a separate electric motor, which powers the rear wheels as traction and conditions demand...

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid to debut in New York

The first-ever Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will make its debut at the New York auto show, which starts next week. Aside from the teaser image above and the fact it's coming to New York show, RAV4 Hybrid will feature a unique set of tail-lights with greyed out indicators and light-tube-style elements, but there are, so far, no details about its drivetrain...

Toyota RAV4 goes red for record

Fancy a Toyota RAV4 but not quite won over by its demure cabin? The company has an answer.  The company’s 20-year old nameplate is on track to break its all-time sales record in 2014 as more and more buyers flock to a segment it helped populate...

Tesla says Toyota RAV4 EV production will end in 2014

In a regulatory filing Tesla said that it expected its agreement to supply Toyota with electric drivetrains for its RAV4 EV will end this year. The RAV4 EV is based on the previous generation Toyota RAV4 and was designed, in part, to help the company meet that state's zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) mandate. It has only ever been available in California...

2014 Toyota RAV4 : prices up, equipment added, manual models deleted

The Toyota RAV4 has been updated for the 2014 model year, with new safety technology, a revised model line-up and higher prices headlining the changes. Now starting at $28,690 – up $200 on the 2013-specification model – the number of variants in the Toyota RAV4 range has been cut from 16 to 12...

Toyota RAV4: diesel towing capacity doubled

Towing capacity of diesel-powered Toyota RAV4 models has been doubled, following approval from Toyota Japan. Initially launched in February with a braked towing capacity of 500kg (550kg manual), the new 110kW/340Nm 2.2-litre turbo-diesel-powered Toyota RAV4 has had its towing capability boosted to 1000kg (braked), effective from July production...