Toyota RAV4 Diesel Gets Increased Towing Capacity in Australia

Toyota Australia has doubled the towing capacity of the 2013 RAV4 equipped with a 2.2-liter D-4D turbo diesel engine. The SUV itself hasn't changed at all, but following approval from Japan, the mass that they consider is safe to tow has been increased.
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Up until now, the RAV4 was rated at 500 kg of towing capacity for the automatic. But models sold from July onwards will have 1,000 of towing capacity for a braked trailer.

“Our engineers here in Australia have worked closely with their counterparts in Japan to secure this increase,” said Toyota Australia’s executive director of sales and marketing, Tony Cramb.

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