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Ben Tudhope

Explore Ben's story below


Para-snowboard cross
Banked slalom


13 December 1999


Manly, NSW


Manly, NSW


2014, 2018


RAV4 Hybrid

Ben's Paralympic Journey

Australia’s youngest ever Winter Paralympian, Ben Tudhope fell in love with the snow at a very early age. Ben started skiing at three, was introduced to the Paralympic team at ten and, aged just 14, competed at his Paralympic Games, at Sochi in 2014.

A natural talent, Ben made the switch to snowboarding at eight after watching his dad and sister on the ski fields at Perisher Winter Sports Club. Whilst he developed an instant passion for snowboarding, his goal was never to compete at the Paralympics but simply to improve his skills and become the best snowboarder he could be.

Ben has now been a fierce competitor on the World Cup Circuit for almost a decade, ranking first in the world at the end of the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons.

As he continues to prepare for what will be his third Paralympics, Beijing 2022, he’s kept a positive mindset during the highs and lows of lockdown by continuing to work hard to get his body and mind as strong as possible.

Ben strives every day, on and off the snow, to inspire others to achieve their goals by having a positive mindset and the perseverance to overcome any obstacles.

Read our q&a with Ben

Ben's RAV4

Progress through positivity

“Being open to constructive feedback from coaches and teammates will help me figure out and progress on the course.”

Quite extraordinary

“I’ve never driven a car with hybrid technology before. The quietness is extraordinary for journeys, especially when I can put it in EV mode for early morning training sessions.”


Ben's ultimate driving song

“Send me on my way”
Rusted Roots

RAV4 Hybrid

2.5L Hybrid, the RAV4 delivers unparalleled low fuel consumption and performance, without ever needing to be plugged in. Get ready to make the most of every mile and every trip—you might be surprised just how far it takes you.

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RAV4 Hybrid Highlights

160kW - 2WD[B13]
163kW - AWD[B13]

Combined power

4.7L/100km[G43] - 2WD
4.8L/100km[G60] - AWD

Combined fuel consumption

107g/km[G12] - 2WD
109g/km[G12] - AWD

Combined CO2 emissions


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