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Europe's 2023 Toyota RAV4 Has Just Become Smarter

Toyota has announced a series of upgrades for the 2023 RAV4 in Europe, which will enter production in the third quarter of the year. Set to make long and short journeys more pleasant, the Japanese company’s compact crossover has received a range of enhancements that make it smarter.
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Among the novelties, there is a new 10.5-inch infotainment system, with cloud-based navigation that allows users to plan the journey ahead, view details of the traffic and other road events, and find out whether it will be easy or hard to secure a parking space near their destination.

With the brand’s four-year over-the-air data package, which is included, owners will be able to access the multimedia and navigation systems without having to pair their smartphones. The experience is enhanced by the MyT app, which allows them to keep track of various information, such as the fuel levels, warnings, driving analytics, and see where their ride is in real time. Apple CarPlay is included as standard, and Android Auto is an option.

Making life behind the wheel easier, the voice assistant can be used to operate various functions, such as the climate control or multimedia, to make a phone call, or simply open and close the windows. Higher-spec versions of the 2023 RAV4 will get an enhanced infotainment system, with integrated navigation that will also operate without the need for data connection. This one can provide local weather alerts, and it recognizes highway signs.

For extra peace of mind, Toyota has also included the remote services into the updated RAV4. This function allows drivers to check whether they have left the windows open, doors unlocked, or lights on after they walked away from the vehicle. Standard on all versions of the crossover, the feature can also be used to lock and unlock the doors, and flash the hazard lights, though these functions are newly standard on mid-grade models, just like the remote operation of the climate control.

A new 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster is on deck too, with a choice of four styles, and three layouts for additional personalization. The screen is standard across the range, save for the entry-level, which gets a 7-inch one.

Toyota has also enhanced the Safety Sense bundle, with the Pre-Collision System gaining intersection support and the introduction of Emergency Steering Assist. Finally, the Platinum White Pearl exterior color for all grades, bar the Adventure, and the Platinum White Pearl bi-tone with Midnight Black Metallic for the Style trim level rounds off the makeover.

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