Australia’s most popular SUV has seen prices up across the board as customers face wait time stretching into the years
Chasing Cars has confirmed that a price increase for the 2022 Toyota RAV4 midsize SUV has been implemented as of this week – with some grades of the popular family car up by as much as $750.
The price hike comes just weeks after Toyota Motor Company Australia (TMCA) released the facelifted version of the RAV4 with prices up across the board.
Buyers of the upmarket RAV4 Cruiser grade will see the most significant increases in price, with the RAV4 luxury variant increasing in price by $750 in both hybrid and petrol form.
Meanwhile, the entry-level RAV4 GX gets the smallest price increase, with just a a slight bump of $100 on all powertrains – meaning the price of entry for a RAV4 in Australia has been lifted to $34,400 (before on-road costs) for a front-wheel-drive petrol, while the cheapest RAV4 Hybrid is now $36,900.
The mid-tier GXL and rugged Edge grades have also seen price increases of $125 and $380 respectively, with the newly-introduced XSE grade seeing the next biggest increase of $425.
Despite the price increases, no equipment appears to have been added or removed from any grade.
Toyota has been open about its delays at the factory level that have seen wait times for a RAV4 stretch out to 12 months as the Japanese manufacturer struggles to secure enough semiconductors and meet the overwhelming demand from customers.
The entry level GX grade now starts from $34,400 before on-road costs (an increase of $100) with a 127kW/203Nm 2.0-litre petrol four-cylinder, or $36,900 when fitted with the 160kW 2.5-litre hybrid.
For the GX’s outlay you get 17-inch alloy wheels, a six-speed automatic transmission, cloth upholstery, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with DAB Radio, wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Moving up to the mid-spec GXL (from $37,950-43,450 before on-road costs) gets you dark silver 18-inch alloy wheels, satellite navigation and premium cloth upholstery.
The new-for-2022 XSE grade is exclusively available with hybrid power and is distinguished by a black contrast roof, synthetic leather upholstery, wireless charging and a 7.0-inch semi-digital instrument cluster from $43,250 (up $425).
The popular Cruiser grade adds luxuries like leather upholstery with seat heating and ventilation, with a starting price of $43,250 for the petrol-powered variant, and AWD hybrid $48,750 before on-road costs representing a $750 bump for both.
Toyota’s flagship off-road focused Edge adds 19-inch matte grey alloy wheels matched with a more rugged interior design with the $380 increase raising the prices to $50,200 for the AWD petrol and $52,700 for the AWD hybrid.
The Toyota RAV4 continues to be in strong demand with wait times over 12 months in Australia.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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