Friday, March 04, 2011

2012/13 Toyota RAV4


Not sure exactly.
But this is supposed to be what the next RAV 4 will look like.
A giant leap from the current aging design. With even some small trace of the FT86 concept .

The next RAV4 will also get an EV version, thanks to the partnership with Tesla.
A hybrid is scheduled as well. Basically matching what Ford is doing.
And getting ready for that $5 a gallon coming up sooner or later....

16 comments:

Joe said...

That's not a Kia Sportage!? I guess we've reached the point where the Koreans are the ones being copied and not the other way around

Dav said...

Hmm? Looks like a less-attractive Acura RD-X... and that's no small achievement!

Kaarman said...

I think it's kinda hot. The RD-X is the ueber-turd of cute-utes IMO. Toyota seems to be slowly revealing a design turnaround lately. Good for them.

Anonymous said...

Look better than a Kia.
The koreans have been copying the Japanese cars for decades. The Japs might as well play them at their own game.

Anonymous said...

Wow wow wow, what are you people talking about? Kia Sportage? Acura RDX? This BLOWS AWAY both of them in terms of styling. This has MUCH better proportions than the goofy Kia, and looks a lot more interesting than the Acura RDX.

If this is indeed the next Rav 4, and if it will come with hybrid and EV versions, then Toyota has a HUGE hit on their hands.

This along with the rumors about the next Camry design being very good-looking means trouble for the competition.

FusioptimaSX said...

Joe.....BINGO! The Sportage looks A-OK without rear quarter windows...but this is blind spot city part 2 (or 3 is you count in the xB). Why has this decade turned into "Incomplete Side Profile"? Sure, it has blind spot monitoring....but it can't possibly be cheaper than putting in a window where it obviously belongs.

Anonymous said...

What ? It's so ugly. I prefer the 2011 ! The windshield curve is coming from a cartoon. The tail light are from the RDX and the wheels looks like a cheap cap.

Anonymous said...

looks like a frankenstein concoction of at least 3 different cars - the front and rear fascia sort of go together...the greenhouse/doors is another vehicle and the backlight/spoiler still a third...if this comes out it will distract folks from talking about toyota's other issues

Toyo she's a slidin' said...

Kia all the way except sans the Kia quality.

hynsa said...

hate it, rims looks nice

slab99 said...

That back end screams RDX to me. You sure it's a Toyota?

JW said...

What's up with everyone putting huge blind spots in their vehicles now days?

Anonymous said...

If this is real then I'm guessing the 3rd row like in the current one is out

Anonymous said...

Park this next to that 1960 Cadillac 4-dr Convertable and it would look even more like a clown car! LOL LOL!!

Anonymous said...

SOOOOOOO UGLY

Anonymous said...

This looks like a smaller production version of the last Mitsubishi Hybrid SUV Concept