There’s lots to love about the new Toyota RAV4. But to keep things simple, here’s a list of 11 great facts about our new SUV.

1. It’s the latest version of the original compact SUV

RAV4 started the SUV trend in 1994 – now the latest version is better than ever.

2. There’s plenty of choice

Five versions – entry-level Active, Business Edition and Business Edition Plus, Icon and Excel – mean there’s a RAV4 to suit all tastes.

3. Better still, there’s now a RAV4 Hybrid

It brings more space and capability in tough conditions to the Toyota Hybrid line-up.

4. It has a stylish new design

A sleek and slender upper grille with halogen or LED headlamps highlight the new front-end design.

5. It’s brighter than ever

Blue Crush and Barcelona Red metallic colours have been added to the colour palette.

6. It has Toyota Safety Sense technology

The package is optionally available on all grades except Active models. It comprises Pre-collision system, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Road Sign Assist, Automatic High Beam and Trailer Sway Control.

7. It’s more comfortable and quiet inside

Among several upgrades to boost refinement, more than 3kg of soundproofing material has been added to make the cabin even quieter. Add that to silent hybrid drive and you've got a very relaxing place to travel.

8. It’s better to drive

Ride comfort and vehicle handling have both been improved through extensive suspension tuning, with the addition of new shock absorbers and front coil springs.

9. Every model is Euro-6 compliant

CO2 emissions are as low as 115g/km – so it’s less impactful to the environment and your tax bill.

10. There’s more power

With 195bhp, the new RAV4 Hybrid is the most powerful RAV4 ever sold in Europe.

11. It’s great for towing

Whether you love taking your jet-ski to the coast or just enjoy a de cluttering trip to the tip with a trailer, RAV4 Hybrid can tow loads of up to 1,650kg. Front wheel drive RAV4 Hybrid can tow 800kg; 2.0-litre diesel models 1,600kg (and 2,000kg on models built from December 2015); 2.0-litre petrol models 1,500kg.

RAV4 is available from £23,695. RAV4 Hybrid prices start from £26,195 - To find out more about the new RAV4 simply call us on 028 3855 0420 or submit an enquiry form at the top of the page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.