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Toyota RAV4 service: all you need to know

The Toyota RAV4 is a fantastic family-friendly five-seat SUV, and you can keep it that way by getting a service at a Toyota dealer or approved service centre. All Toyota RAV4 models have annual service intervals of every 12 months, or if you hit a maximum mileage before the year is out (usually every 10,000…

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The Toyota RAV4 is a fantastic family-friendly five-seat SUV, and you can keep it that way by getting a service at a Toyota dealer or approved service centre. All Toyota RAV4 models have annual service intervals of every 12 months, or if you hit a maximum mileage before the year is out (usually every 10,000 miles), then you need to get your RAV4 serviced then.

Booking regular service appointments, as per your car’s maintenance schedule, will keep it in the best condition. It means there are less likely to be mechanical issues further down the road, too. What’s more, our specialist Toyota Trained Technicians at our Toyota dealers are qualified to keep any RAV4 in the best health, too.

When a RAV4 arrives at one of our service centres, it will be treated to a 37-point Vehicle Health Check as part of the service, and Toyota genuine parts will be used throughout. If your car is more than three-years old, then your local Toyota service centre can also carry out an MOT test on your RAV4, either as part of a service, or it can be booked separately.

If you own a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid or Plug-in Hybrid, then your car will also benefit from Toyota’s Hybrid Electric Service. This complimentary additional health check of the car’s hybrid system ensures that everything is working correctly. Your car’s battery warranty is then extended by another 12 months, and there’s a maximum of 15 years of cover for the hybrid system.

What happens in a Toyota RAV4 service?

There are alternating Intermediate and Full services for the Toyota RAV4. The first is a basic oil and filter change, but the latter is a thorough inspection of the car’s mechanical, electrical and safety equipment, so you can have peace of mind that everything is in order. Depending on the age of the RAV4 (and whether it’s petrol, hybrid or diesel), a service will include:

Engine oil and filter replacement, screenwash refill, checks on the air filter, brake fluid, pollen filter and the battery of the remote-control keyfob.

Fluid levels checked and topped up as required, brake pipes and hoses inspected, the exhaust checked for leaks, wheel rims for damage and wheel nut tightness, handbrake operation and brake pedal travel. Checks that the lights, horns, wipers & washers all work correctly, and that the function of all warning lights is correct, while chasing up any issues they might be highlighting. We’ll also check seat belts for damage & operation, the installation of drivers floor mat and the operation of the alarm.

Other inspections include ones for the 12-volt battery, the cooling system, including the radiator and condenser, engine and inverter coolant, valve clearances, brake life, the fuel system, automatic transmission fluid, play in the steering wheel, gearbox & linkages, the condition of the driveshafts, ball joints and bearings, play in the suspension, the condition of the tyres, wheel alignment, glass and lenses of the exterior lights.

Finally, and if possible, your RAV4 will be washed and vacuumed, while a visual safety report will be prepared for your car’s collection.

Toyota Relax 10-year warranty

RAV4 models that are less than 10-years old or have covered fewer than 100,000 miles can benefit from Toyota Relax, which adds 12 months of warranty cover each time your RAV4 is serviced at a Toyota dealer. This warranty is unique in the UK market, and brings added peace of mind should your RAV4 suffer an unexpected issue in the 12 months after your service.

Service Plans

For some owners, the prospect of facing a large annual service bill for their Toyota RAV4 can stop them from making a booking in the first place. But Toyota is able to provide service plans that can help to spread the cost of servicing. A plan can last for 24 or 36 months – which will cover two or three services – and you can take one out at any time.

To find out how much a service plan costs for your car, simply enter your registration and mileage, and the Toyota Service Plan calculator will do the rest. As well as service costs, the calculator also offers extras such as Toyota Roadside Assistance and can also include your MOT costs.

DIY maintenance

If you like the idea of doing your own servicing on an older Toyota RAV4, then there’s nothing stopping you. Toyota can help you to source parts for your car, either via your local dealer, or our official stores on eBay and Amazon. These offer a wide range of parts and accessories for all models, new and old. All parts bought via official channels are fully approved and covered by a 12-month warranty, subject to terms and conditions.

Toyota RAV4 repairs

If your Toyota RAV4 is damaged, then your local Toyota dealer can also repair your car. As with servicing, all Toyota repairs use genuine parts with at least 12 months’ warranty, while fixed-price repairs mean that there will be no surprise costs to budget for. Our Toyota dealers will also aim to offer a same-day service on any mechanical repairs that need to be conducted. And of course your Toyota service centre will keep you informed of all work that will need to be carried out.

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World Premiere of the New Lexus “UX” | Lexus | Global Newsroom

Lexus globally announces the new UX 200/250h. The vehicle is scheduled for summer 2022 launch. Introduced to the Lexus lineup in 2018 as an urban compact cross-over, the UX uses the “Creative Urban Explorer” concept, with the aim to be the “CUE” to exploring a new lifestyle. The muscular body exudes toughness and strength, while…

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Lexus globally announces the new UX 200/250h. The vehicle is scheduled for summer 2022 launch.

Introduced to the Lexus lineup in 2018 as an urban compact cross-over, the UX uses the “Creative Urban Explorer” concept, with the aim to be the “CUE” to exploring a new lifestyle. The muscular body exudes toughness and strength, while the flared fenders evoke agile driving in order to create a bold and refined exterior. The interior cockpit combines a sense of driving excitement with a visually expansive space. In addition, we have pursued excellent steering response, handling stability, and refined ride quality.

Since its launch in 2018, a cumulative total of approximately 240,000 units have been sold in more than 80 countries and regions as of the end of March 2022. The expanding lineup of electrified vehicles of Hybrid (HEV) and battery EV (BEV), achieved the percentage of electrified vehicles of approximately 80% of sales globally, making it the leading model in the Lexus electrified lineup. Going forward, we will continue to contribute to the practical spread of electrified vehicles toward the realization of a carbon-neutral society, while tailoring to the diversifying needs and lifestyles of customers.

Based on the “Always On” philosophy of continuous improvement through agile development, the new UX200/250h has further refined and exhilarating driving performance, enhanced its advanced safety systems by expanding the preventive safety technology functions and added the latest multimedia system.

To enhance the driving experience, structural rigidity was improved by adding 20 spot welding points on the body and the EPS and shock absorbers tuning was performed accordingly. It achieved refined and exhilarating performance and to further improve the refined, direct feeling and response through extensive testing at Toyota Technical Center Shimoyama.

For advanced safety system enhancements, we aimed to make driving safer and more reassuring by enhancing the functionality of the “Lexus Safety System +” preventive safety technology. The UX also features a new state-of-the-art multimedia system with a larger/higher-resolution touch screen display. Usability has been improved by optimizing the shapes and switch layout of the instrument panel and console area. Two USB charging connectors (Type-C) have also been added in the front of the console.

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LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2022 Grand Prix Winner Announced | Lexus | Global Newsroom

TOKYO, Japan (May 12, 2022)―Lexus announced today that “Rewind” by Poh Yun Ru has been selected by the judging panel as the Grand Prix winner of the 2022 LEXUS DESIGN AWARD, the award’s tenth edition, which drew 1,726 entries from 57 countries and regions. The LEXUS DESIGN AWARD was established in 2013 with the mission…

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TOKYO, Japan (May 12, 2022)―Lexus announced today that “Rewind” by Poh Yun Ru has been selected by the judging panel as the Grand Prix winner of the 2022 LEXUS DESIGN AWARD, the award’s tenth edition, which drew 1,726 entries from 57 countries and regions.

The LEXUS DESIGN AWARD was established in 2013 with the mission of supporting and nurturing creators early in their careers to help shape a better future and enhance the happiness for all through design, while articulating the Lexus brand’s three core principles: Anticipate, Innovate, and Captivate. The Grand Prix winner “Rewind” contributes to a better tomorrow by using technology to help people stimulate their memories when their recall ability is challenged, for example by dementia.

The six finalists selected this January spent three months developing their original proposals and creating prototypes under the enthusiastic and highly skilled guidance of Sam Baron, Joe Doucet, Yosuke Hayano and Sabine Marcelis. Mentoring by the world’s leading creators was a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience for these young talents. This process facilitated the impressive evolution of the finalists’ projects, not to mention that of the Grand Prix work, “Rewind.”

Poh Yun Ru commented: “I feel immensely grateful that Rewind is now a step closer to improving the lives of more people. This couldn’t have happened without the unwavering support of my mentors, my team of dedicated engineers, programmers, healthcare experts, and users. This opportunity from LEXUS DESIGN AWARD to turn a project into a real-world product felt nothing short of amazing, and I feel heartened to have met and learned from so many passionate designers from around the world. It has been such a rewarding and inspiring journey, and I am excited to continue designing for a better world and a better tomorrow for all.”

In a new benefit for 2022, the finalists met one-on-one with the design world’s elite panel of judges: Paola Antonelli, Anupama Kundoo, Bruce Mau and Simon Humphries following the 10th LEXUS DESIGN AWARD event. After the judging session, the finalists received not only direct feedback on their work, but also career advice and tips for improvement. This beta-feature of the 10th anniversary LEXUS DESIGN AWARD turned out to be an extraordinarily valuable experience.

After the judging session, all four judges provided comments.

Paola Antonelli told of the overall importance of design in today’s world: “The LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2022 finalists offer a wide range of products in different fields of design, employing different types of technology, but they all have one thing in common: care. Care for the environment, care for the elderly and differently able, care for the needs of families and communities, and more. They demonstrate that at a time of emergency in the world, design can offer suggestions that are poetic and beautiful, and also feasible and scalable. In the hands of great designers, doing the right thing―by society, the environment, the world―also becomes inspiring and elating.”

Anupama Kundoo and Bruce Mau commented on the Award’s feature of mentorship: “I particularly enjoyed the unique feature of the LEXUS DESIGN AWARD, namely, that the talented visionary designers are first identified, and then supported personally in their further development through dedicated mentorship.” Kundoo said, while Mau commented, “The LEXUS DESIGN AWARD’s process, where the finalists are connected to design mentors, is absolutely brilliant. And the impact was plainly evident in the final submissions.”

Simon Humphries praised all finalists for their creativity and imagination in addressing the judging criteria: “The power of creativity and its ability to enrich people’s lives never ceases to amaze me and this year’s entries only reinforced this further. Congratulations to all the finalists who showed such imaginative insights into challenging problems that many just take for granted.”

The six LEXUS DESIGN AWARD 2022 finalists’ projects will be shown at Lexus exhibit during Milan Design Week 2022, the world’s largest design event, to be held in June.

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Adjustments to Domestic Production in May | Corporate | Global Newsroom

Toyota Motor CorporationMotomachi Plant Production line #1 ― May 16 (Mon), 17 (Tue), 18 (Wed), 19 (Thu), 20 (Fri) Crown, Noah, Voxy, MIRAI, bZ4X Production line for GR models ― GR Yaris Production line for low volume models ― LC Production line for Century ― Century Toyota Motor CorporationTakaoka Plant Production line #1 May 9…

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Motomachi Plant Production line #1 ― May 16 (Mon), 17 (Tue), 18 (Wed), 19 (Thu), 20 (Fri) Crown, Noah, Voxy, MIRAI, bZ4X Production line for GR models ― GR Yaris Production line for low volume models ― LC Production line for Century ― Century Toyota Motor Corporation
Takaoka Plant Production line #1 May 9 (Mon), 20 (Fri) ― Corolla, Corolla Cross, Corolla Touring Production line #2 ― May 16 (Mon), 17 (Tue), 18 (Wed), 19 (Thu), 20 (Fri) Harrier, RAV4 Toyota Motor Corporation
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Tahara Plant Production line #1 ― May 16 (Mon), 17 (Tue), 18 (Wed), 19 (Thu), 20 (Fri) Land Cruiser Prado, GX, 4Runner Production line #3 May 12 (Thu) May 16 (Mon), 17 (Tue), 18 (Wed), 19 (Thu), 20 (Fri) LS, IS, RC, RC F, NX Toyota Motor Kyushu
Miyata Plant Production line #1 May 9 (Mon), 10 (Tue), 13 (Fri), 16 (Mon), 20 (Fri), 23 (Mon) May 17 (Tue), 18 (Wed), 19 (Thu) NX, NX PHEV, CT, UX, UX BEV Production line #2 ― May 16 (Mon), 17 (Tue), 18 (Wed), 19 (Thu), 20 (Fri) ES, RX Toyota Motor East Japan
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Fujimatsu Plant Production line #2 May 9 (Mon), 10 (Tue), 11 (Wed), 12 (Thu), 13 (Fri), 16 (Mon) ― Noah, Voxy Toyota Auto Body
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Yoshiwara Plant Production line #1 ― May 16 (Mon), 17 (Tue), 18 (Wed), 19 (Thu), 20 (Fri), 21 (Sat)*1 LX, Land Cruiser 300 Production line #2 Land Cruiser 70 Gifu Auto Body Production line #2 May 9 (Mon), 10 (Tue), 11 (Wed), 12 (Thu) May 17 (Tue), 18 (Wed), 19 (Thu), 20 (Fri) Coaster Toyota Industries Corporation Production line #301 May 21 (Sat), 28 (Sat)*1 ― RAV4 Production line #302 May 16 (Mon), 17 (Tue) RAV4, RAV4 PHEV Daihatsu Motor Corporation
Kyoto (Oyamazaki) Plant*2 May 18 (Wed), 19 (Thu) ― Probox

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