8 July 2024

RAV4 hits the big 30


Toyota is celebrating 30 years of the RAV4 crossover-SUV, which since its original launch has sold over 14 million cars globally, writes Brian Byrne. In Ireland, some 31,260 units of the model have been bought, and the car is now in its fifth generation.

As one of the four Toyota models which featured in Ireland's top ten model car sales in the first three months of this year, the RAV4 remains one of the firm favourites of Ireland's motorists.

The third generation of the car was offered with petrol-hybrid powertrains and this is the mainstay power of the RAV4 today. A plug-in hybrid has been available since 2020.

Prices of the RAV4 start at Prices start from €44,540. 

1st generation RAV4.