Based on the 2WD and AWD RAV4 four-cylinder CV models, the Toyota RAV4 Altitude special edition is being offered as a 2WD Altitude SE variant, with either a five-speed manual or four–speed automatic transmission, or automatic-only AWD Altitude SE. Both models carry the same 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 125kW and 224Nm.
Starting at $29,990 for the 2WD variant – $1000 more than the 2WD manual RAV4 CV – the Toyota RAV4 Altitude special editions see features including satellite navigation, reverse parking sensors and five 17-inch alloy wheels added on top of the standard CV equipment level.
Silver roof rails, front foglights, privacy glass and an 'Altitude' exterior badge spec up the exterior, while the cabin receives a premium steering wheel and gear knob, 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen audio unit, and USB and Bluetooth connectivity with telephone and audio streaming functionality.
As in the entire RAV4 range, the Toyota RAV4 Altitude models come standard with vehicle stability control, traction control, anti-skid brakes and hill-start assist. Models fitted with automatic transmissions models also include downhill assist control.
Only 2000 RAV4 Altitude special editions will be built, available in five exterior colour choices: Pearlescent White Crystal Pearl; Silver Pearl; Graphite; Ebony; Wildfire.
The Altitude special edition will be a last hurrah for the third-generation RAV4, with the all-new fourth-generation model set to hit local showrooms in the first quarter of 2013.