Toyota RAV4 Black Edition: our new dark star

RAV4 Black Edition

The new Toyota RAV4 Black Edition stands out from the SUV crowd with a powerful, one-colour treatment. On sale in the UK from October, the model’s deep, Galaxy Black paint combines with the RAV4’s sharply designed bodywork to reflect light and create attractive, jewel-like facets.

This visual effect is heightened with matching black styling elements throughout. The front grilles, lower bumper, door mirror casings, skid plates, rear garnish and rear spoiler are presented in Galaxy Black, while the 19-inch alloy wheels also have a glossy black finish. Even the parking sensors are colour-coded, so the only interruptions to the all-black appearance appear to be the chrome badges and Toyota emblem.

In the cabin, the seats are upholstered in high-quality black synthetic leather with (gently) contrasting grey stitching. This combines with black headlining and interior trim to create a strikingly crepuscular cabin ambience.

Standard and optional equipment matches the current RAV4 Dynamic grade and includes a 360-degree panoramic view monitor, digital rear-view mirror, and a nine-speaker JBL premium audio system with DAB. Toyota Safety Sense and smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both provided as standard.

The new RAV4 Black Edition will go on sale in the UK from October 2020, with price to be announced nearer the on-sale date.

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