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Brakes

Toyota logo25 Jan 2001

By STEVEN BUTCHER

RAV4 uses disc brakes with single piston callipers at each corner. The front ventilated discs are thicker than the previous model and the callipers are larger, improving performance. A new long-stroke, small-diameter master cylinder also aims to improve brake feel. New four-channel, four-sensor ABS anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) are optional on Edge, standard on Cruiser. EBD provides better braking distribution between the front and rear wheels, according to road conditions (traction) and vehicle load.

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Just prior to the Gen II RAV4 release, the Gen I RAV4 accounted for 16 per cent of sales in the sector, though Toyota was predicting the new model would almost double its annual volume

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