Pathfinders for the new Toyota RAV4 range, which will include a first hybrid model from mid-January, have hit UK streets.
The latest development of the pioneering compact SUV heralds a new 2.0-litre D-4D diesel engine along with an improved 2.0-litre petrol unit, both boasting lower CO2 emissions and better fuel economy.
The new four-cylinder diesel unit, matched to a six-speed manual gearbox, produces 141bhp, giving the front-wheel drive RAV4 a Combined fuel return of 60.1mpg with emissions from 123g/km.
Meanwhile the 149bhp 2.0-litre Valvematic petrol engine – an established feature of the RAV4 line-up – comes with CVT automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
Its benchmark performance figures have been improved to 152g/km and 43.5mpg for CO2 output and Combined fuel economy.
In the cabin, Toyota has responded to customer feedback, improving the ambient lighting, adding new storage points and tidying up the layout of the area around the gearshift.
There is also clearer presentation of information to the driver using a new 4.2-inch colour display, together with the seven-inch touchscreen that gives access to the Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system.
Toyota has also refreshed its Yaris supermini rang with changes led by a new Design grade, with the option of a bi-colour exterior that matches a metallic black ‘wrap-around’ roof, pillars, door mirrors and upper grille with white or red bodywork.
Equipment specifications have been improved and there are also new option packs to choose from.