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2022 Toyota RAV4 update coming! Mazda CX-5, Kia Sportage SUV rival SUV to get latest safety and tech features later this year

The update to the RAV4 will land in showrooms later this year.

Toyota’s popular RAV4 SUV will be upgraded later this year with the latest safety and in-car tech on offer from the Japanese carmaker.

According to Toyota, the updated RAV4 will start to roll into showrooms in the second half of 2022.

The announcement comes only a month after Toyota Australia confirmed pricing for the facelifted 2022 RAV4 that copped a price increase.

Toyota said pricing changes and additional information including other equipment changes will be announced closer to launch.

In the meantime, the refreshed RAV4 will benefit from multimedia updates including the addition of USB-C ports and Toyota Connected Services. 

The latter is part of the car’s multimedia system and includes features like being able to locate the vehicle in an emergency, and analytics on driving and vehicle behaviour.

It is unclear if the tweaked RAV4 will gain a larger infotainment screen or other in-car tech features. 

All RAV4 variants will gain upgrades to the Toyota Safety Sense driver assistance suite, with the addition of Intersection Pre-Collision Safety, which helps avoid collisions when exiting an intersection, and Emergency Steering Assist.

Current RAV4 pricing ranges from $34,400 before on-road costs for the base GX front-wheel drive petrol automatic, and rises to $52,700 for the all-wheel drive Edge Hybrid.

Despite lengthy wait times caused by global parts shortages and pandemic-related issues, the RAV4 has increased its sales this year, with 10,489 finding homes in the first quarter of the year - that’s a 30.9 per cent improvement. 

The second highest selling medium SUV is the Mazda CX-5 on 8250 sales, up 24.8 per cent year on year.