New lane change assist package incorporates blind-spot monitoring, with warning indicators built into the mirrors, and cross-traffic alert.

Johannesburg - Toyota has upgraded its Rav4 compact SUV, adding an extra suite of electronic driver aids to the range-topping VX model.

The lane change assist package incorporates blind-spot monitoring, with warning indicators built into the mirrors, and cross-traffic alert to warn you of approaching vehicles when you're backing out of a parking bay, which should prevent a lot of supermarket car-park mishaps.

The Rav4 VX also gets convenient foot-well lighting, but loses the sunroof option.

The model line-up is unchanged with three engines (two petrol and one diesel) in front-wheel and all-wheel drive.

The base GX is available with either two-litre front-wheel drive petrol (107kW/187Nm) or 2.2-litre all-wheel drive turbodiesel (110kW/340Nm) motorvation, while the VX comes in either 2.2 turbodiesel or 2.5-litre petrol (132kW/233Nm) flavour, each with and automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

PRICES

2.0 GX - R367 000

2.0 GX CVT - R379 500

2.2D GX AWD - R459 000

2.2D VX AT AWD - R547 000

RAV4 VX AT AWD - R513 000

These include a three-year or 100 000km warranty and a five-year or 90 000km service plan.

Motoring.co.za

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