Toyota Rav4 diesel lands in New Zealand

Toyota Rav4 diesel lands in New Zealand

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RAV4 diesel introduces Toyota’s 2.2 litre, four cylinder in-line, 16 valve double over head cam common-rail diesel engine with an intercooler and turbo charger. Toyota says this engine provides excellent performance and fuel efficiency while meeting Europe’s Euro-IV exhaust emission standards.

Fuel consumption is a meagre 6.6 litres per 100 kilometres, some 27 per cent less than the petrol version, and CO2 emissions are 173 grams per kilometre using the 70/220/EEC (combined) test standard.

The 2.2 litre turbo diesel engine has a power output of 100kW at 3600rpm and produces 310Nm of torque from 2000rpm.

Engine noise and vibration are minimised by the inclusion of two balance shafts.

Overall dimensions differ to the petrol variants. The width remains the same however the wheelbase is 100mm shorter, the length is reduced by 205mm and the height 10mm lower.

This new model is available with a lightweight and compact six speed manual transmission, providing a wide spread of gear ratios to achieve the best performance across all driving conditions.

As with the current petrol variant, the new diesel RAV4 has Toyota’s active torque control four wheel drive system.

RAV4 diesel features Vehicle Stability Control plus (VSC+) as standard. In addition to a conventional VSC system, VSC+ integrates the braking system with the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) and the active torque control four wheel drive system for improved stability and control in all driving conditions.

Safety is paramount in the new diesel powered RAV4 with driver and passenger front, side, front and rear curtain shield and driver’s knee airbags as standard equipment.

Within the interior, the RAV4 diesel model has a new glovebox cooler, rear view mirrors with heaters and a retracting function, a manual headlight levelling switch and an off switch to manually disable the front passenger airbag

Additionally, this model has a multi information display providing drivers with information such as fuel consumption, driving range, average speed travelled and outside temperature.

17 inch five spoke alloy wheels fitted with 225/65 tyres are standard on this model.

With a shorter wheelbase, this model RAV4 can achieve a turning circle of only 10.2 metres allowing easy parking.

Braked towing capacity has increased by 500 kilograms over the petrol models to 2000 kilograms with a braked trailer. Unbraked towing capacity remains unchanged at 750 kilograms.

Interior seat fabric is the same as that of the petrol RAV4 Limited model, and this new diesel model is available in a choice of eight exterior colours.

Pricing for the RAV4 diesel six speed manual is $45,990.

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RAV4 diesel introduces Toyota’s 2.2 litre, four cylinder in-line, 16 valve double over head cam common-rail diesel engine with an intercooler and turbo charger. Toyota says this engine provides excellent performance and fuel efficiency while meeting Europe’s Euro-IV exhaust emission standards.

Fuel consumption is a meagre 6.6 litres per 100 kilometres, some 27 per cent less than the petrol version, and CO2 emissions are 173 grams per kilometre using the 70/220/EEC (combined) test standard.

The 2.2 litre turbo diesel engine has a power output of 100kW at 3600rpm and produces 310Nm of torque from 2000rpm.

Engine noise and vibration are minimised by the inclusion of two balance shafts.

Overall dimensions differ to the petrol variants. The width remains the same however the wheelbase is 100mm shorter, the length is reduced by 205mm and the height 10mm lower.

This new model is available with a lightweight and compact six speed manual transmission, providing a wide spread of gear ratios to achieve the best performance across all driving conditions.

As with the current petrol variant, the new diesel RAV4 has Toyota’s active torque control four wheel drive system.

RAV4 diesel features Vehicle Stability Control plus (VSC+) as standard. In addition to a conventional VSC system, VSC+ integrates the braking system with the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) and the active torque control four wheel drive system for improved stability and control in all driving conditions.

Safety is paramount in the new diesel powered RAV4 with driver and passenger front, side, front and rear curtain shield and driver’s knee airbags as standard equipment.

Within the interior, the RAV4 diesel model has a new glovebox cooler, rear view mirrors with heaters and a retracting function, a manual headlight levelling switch and an off switch to manually disable the front passenger airbag

Additionally, this model has a multi information display providing drivers with information such as fuel consumption, driving range, average speed travelled and outside temperature.

17 inch five spoke alloy wheels fitted with 225/65 tyres are standard on this model.

With a shorter wheelbase, this model RAV4 can achieve a turning circle of only 10.2 metres allowing easy parking.

Braked towing capacity has increased by 500 kilograms over the petrol models to 2000 kilograms with a braked trailer. Unbraked towing capacity remains unchanged at 750 kilograms.

Interior seat fabric is the same as that of the petrol RAV4 Limited model, and this new diesel model is available in a choice of eight exterior colours.

Pricing for the RAV4 diesel six speed manual is $45,990.

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