Chunkier mid-size SUV on the way
The next-gen Toyota RAV4 has been snapped for the first time, providing a fleeting glimpse at what will likely be a chunkier and more rugged-looking design for the popular mid-sized SUV.
The headlamps are well concealed, but we can tell they're bigger than on the current model, and appear to wrap around in a similar fashion to those on the FT-AC concept from the Los Angeles motor show.
Although the prototype appears to have a relatively flat roofline – no coupe-style malarkey here – the rear hatch does look less upright than before. Toyota has stuck with horizontal tail-lights, while a twin exhaust suggests this is a sporty variant (okay, or sporty-looking).
Once again, most of these cues appeared on the FT-AC. Sensing a theme here?
Under the skin, the car is expected to adopt the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) currently underpinning the C-HR, Camry and Prius. Expect to see a range of four-cylinder and hybrid powertrains, including the new Dynamic Force tech revealed in 2016.
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