Toyota’s popular compact SUV, the RAV4 was launched early this week iduring a Christmas lunch tendered by the country’s biggest manufacturer in Makati City. When it was launched in 1997, the RAV4 gained a following in the global market due to its youthful, sporty and stylish design cues. For 2016, it gets a refreshed look like its new daytime running light LED headlamps, new front fascia and a set of stylish 17’ inch wheels.
Powering this compact SUV is the same reliable 2.5 liter, Dual VVTi engine which is known for its fuel efficiency, high engine output and improved carbon footprint. The engine is matted to a six-speed automatic gearbox.”This is our most stylish RAV4 to date and I am confident that it will carve its own niche in the domestic market,” adds Michinobu Sugata, President of Toyota Motors Philippines (TMP), who is also set to end a sterling career here in the Philippines. “It is with great sadness that I leave my posting here and transfer the presidency of Toyota to a new individual. Its been a fun six-year run and the best and memorable moments of my career were spent here in your country,” he adds.
The 2016 RAV4 is also available in four all new color hues: Blue Metallic, Orange Metallic, Dark Red Mica and Bronze Metallic. Price of this compact SUV starts at P1.263M for the entry level 4x2 Active up to the high end 4x4 Premium with a sticker price of P2.066M. Dino Ray V. Directo, III