New Toyota RAV4 Black Edition joins range in October

Special edition RAV4 goes on sale in October with darkened styling and trim

  • Features darkened exterior styling and interior trim
  • Based on the range-topping Dynamic model
  • On sale from October 2020

The Toyota RAV4 SUV model range will expand later this year with a new trim level. Dubbed the RAV4 Black Edition, it’s based on the range-topping ‘Dynamic’ version and gets an array of darkened exterior and interior styling tweaks. It’s slated to arrive in showrooms in October, with pricing to be announced later this year.

Styling changes to the Black Edition include a ‘Galaxy Black’ paint finish with matching coloured bodywork including the front grille, lower grille, door mirror casings, skid plates and rear spoiler. Gloss black 19-inch alloy wheels are also fitted.

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The darkened theme continues inside, with black synthetic leather upholstery and grey contrast stitching. A black interior headliner and matching trim pieces also feature.

The Black Edition boasts the same specification as the range-topping RAV4 Dynamic trim model, with standard kit including sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, heated sports seats, ambient interior lighting and a heated steering wheel. Toyota’s Safety Sense driver assistance suite is also standard, with the addition of LED projector headlights, and rear cross traffic alert and blind spot monitoring.

Buyers can also spec a nine-speaker JBL premium stereo system and a panoramic sunroof from the options list, as well as one of two protection packs and a tow bar.

Power comes from a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine mated to an electric motor and a battery pack. The front-wheel drive version produces 215bhp, with the four-wheel drive version getting 219bhp with 0-62mph times of 8.4 and 8.1 seconds respectively. While economy figures have not yet been announced, we’d expect them to be similar to the rest of the RAV4 line-up, which is capable of 48-50mpg and CO2 emissions of 126-133g/km.

Want to know more about the Toyota RAV4? Read our in-depth review.

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