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Toyota SUVs

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What are the toyota suvs available in sri lankan market. Particulary interested in toyota rav4 or fortuner, MID size suvs. How much will it cost 2016 or 2017 model ..unregistered and/or zero milage. What is the status of re sale value for these cars. Appreciate any feed back

Nj

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There were not much RAV4 s imported during last few years because of high import duties along with luxury taxes.

When I was searching  two months back , found two of them up for sale.  They were 2WD, zero milage, imported under permit from AU.

Asking price was 10.1 mil each.

However I have settled for a 2009 one for 5.5 mil

Hope this helps.

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Hello SNJ, 

Sri Lanka has got a plethora of Toyota SUVs for sale in the country. Your options would be

1. Toyota CHR

2. Toyota RAV4

3. Toyota Fortuner

4. Toyota Harrier

5. Toyota FJ Cruiser

6. Toyota Landcruiser Prado

7. Toyota Landcruiser 200 aka Sahara

8. Toyota Hilux (Pickup truck SUV)

While most of them are Japanese manufactured, the Fortuner and Hilux are made in Thailand. I guess you could figure out their asking prices either on the classified section of this site or on ######.lk since vehicle prices in Sri Lanka tend to fluctuate a lot.

 

Cheers.

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On 10/29/2017 at 11:03 PM, zeristo said:

3. Toyota Fortuner

5. Toyota FJ Cruiser

6. Toyota Landcruiser Prado

7. Toyota Landcruiser 200 aka Sahara

8. Toyota Hilux (Pickup truck SUV)

In my opinion another thing you might think should be SUV's with Body-on-frame with 4WD will consume lot of fuel even if you select 2WD on day-to-day driving (for part time 4WD).

 

From this list I think CHR and Rav4 should have a good re-sale value due to comparatively good fuel consumption. I think FWD of those might be a good option right?

 

KMeeg.

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3 hours ago, kmeeg said:

In my opinion another thing you might think should be SUV's with Body-on-frame with 4WD will consume lot of fuel even if you select 2WD on day-to-day driving (for part time 4WD).

 

From this list I think CHR and Rav4 should have a good re-sale value due to comparatively good fuel consumption. I think FWD of those might be a good option right?

 

KMeeg.

Not really....the fuel consumption difference in the real world between AWD and FWD are quite minimal....we are looking at like 6 kmpl vs 6.25 (or 6.5 kmpl).

Now...about SUVs....the OP needs to figure out what exactly he means by SUV and what his actual requirements are, not to mention what kind of a budget he has. 

The Harrier, RAV4 and CH-R are cross-over vehicles with a monocoque design (chassis is interated to the actual body). Primarily intended for city use with the capabilities for an occasional light outdoorsy adventure.  The CH-R is a fun littel car (especially love the 1.2 Turbo). However, it is not the most practical of cars and nor should you buy it expecting it to be a proper off-roading SUV. The new Harrier and the new RAV4 share the same platform (thus the reason Toyota killed the RAV4 for the Japanese market...they were both the same car). The Harrier is a more luxurious car than the RAV4 so you get a bit more bells and whistles with the exact same capability. Since the Harrier is a JDM model and you get grey imports both the Harrier and the agent's RAV4 fall somewhere within the same price bracket.

The Fortuner, Prado and LC200 are proper SUVs with a body on frame design (i.e. you have a chassis that is a ladder frame on to which the body is fitted to). they are intended for more rugged off-roading and have 4WD systems that are somewhat aggressive. Like kmeeg said....this might be overkill for someone who is just going to be driving around the city. Also, these vehicles handle a bit more like a whale in the city and actually

Yes..the new RAV4 is quite expensive that it simply isn't worth the money. There is no "new" RAV4 in the Japanese market so your only option is an "export" model from some other market or the agents. 

The Fortuner....I have the previous model and compared to the Prado it feels very...well..less refined. The ride is a bit bouncy and the interior and body panels feel lighter. However, it has simple, no-frills tech. On the other hand the new Fortuner feels a lot more refined and and nicer (but still feels a bit bouncy) and has more complicated tech.

Now...may i ask why you need a "TOYOTA" SUV ? Granted the other Japanese brands don't offer much variety but they do have some decent offerings too. For example the CR-V is quite nice...then the Patrol is in a class of its own....Pajero offers pretty good value for money...Vitara would be the same...then there is the Juke.

Don't get hung up about the Thailand manufactured tag anymore....things have gotten a lot better with QA/QC in these off-shore production plants. Also, quite a few of the models made FOR Japan are now manufactured in Thailand.

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Thank you iRage for your detailed explanation. Ofcourse i thought about asking re toyota thru this forum to get a feel of srilankan car market. I am a sri lankan expat.hoping to come back home soon. My first thoughts were honda vezel..i liked its features and of course the price. But then there were many negative reviews written by users. That made me to look for an alternative make. Having a suv ( or crossover) I will not be driving off road as one expect. It will be once in a while affair and mainly city driving. Given the budget of 7 to 10 million, what would be your best suggestion..thks

 

 

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Nwe CR-V with small (1.5 Ltr??) turbo engine? Slightly above 10 mil though.

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