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AutoGuide.com 11-26-2012 08:19 PM

2013 Toyota RAV4 Leaked
 
http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/w...-RAV4-Leak.jpg

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The new facelifted Toyota RAV4 is set to debut in a few days at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show and images showing the new vehicle uncovered just leaked.

The new styling revealed in the photos brings the crossover in line with the rest of Toyota’s lineup. Perhaps the most striking revelation, Toyota seems to have axed the car’s optional third-row seat.

Rumors also suggest that the RAV4 may lose its V6 option, and use only a selection of inline-four cylinder engines. A hybrid variant is also likely in the works.

The RAV4 will make its official debut this Thursday at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show.
See more 2013 Toyota RAV4 Photos at AutoGuide.com

Camread 11-28-2012 03:07 PM

this must be the SWB version for europe

http://www.netcarshow.com/toyota/2013-rav4/

AvalonMan96 11-28-2012 05:54 PM

Right from the horse's mouth...

http://pressroom.toyota.com/releases...show+nov28.htm

Bad news, the V6 is gone...:facepalm: :thumbsdow :shakehead: :(

Camread 11-28-2012 08:28 PM


Camread 12-05-2012 09:59 AM

bvmp

got-rice 12-07-2012 12:07 AM

http://www.toyota.com/upcoming-vehic...rav4_trims.jpg

Kind of sucks that they did away with the Sport.

Camread 12-07-2012 09:45 AM

RAV4 XLE sounds strange

rolla-XRS 12-07-2012 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by got-rice (Post 4024594)
http://www.toyota.com/upcoming-vehic...rav4_trims.jpg

Kind of sucks that they did away with the Sport.

It's there - just a different name. Who buys a crossover for it's sportiness anyways?

ECHOKnight2000 12-07-2012 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by rolla-XRS (Post 4025159)
It's there - just a different name. Who buys a crossover for it's sportiness anyways?

People who think its sporty. I'd say only Mazda has the most "credible" "sporty" CUVs on the market. They actually handle decent for what they are. As far as mainstream CUVs go. I know there are higher end performance ones that do have performance.

its all marketing! You see "sport" or SE on almost anything. Heck there's a "S" Corolla :rofl2::rofl2::rofl2: Its just badges, spoilers etc. Woot for marketing!!

Then again with Akio at the helm maybe the sporty RAV4 will actually have decent handling. :dunno::dunno:

84Cressida 12-07-2012 11:34 PM

The Camry, Yaris and Sienna SE are more than just a spoiler and a badge. The suspension and steering are tuned differently.

And the Rav4 has gotten pretty good reviews for being sporty, from none other than Car &Driver.


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ECHOKnight2000 12-08-2012 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by 84Cressida (Post 4025472)
The Camry, Yaris and Sienna SE are more than just a spoiler and a badge. The suspension and steering are tuned differently.

And the Rav4 has gotten pretty good reviews for being sporty, from none other than Car &Driver.


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True as time goes on Toyota is doing a little more. Like I said with Akio at the helm I'm sure it will be more "credible." But certainly no speed demon or canyon carver. That's fine, its not supposed to be, he just wants to add flavor to the driving of an otherwise dull car. They are mass market cars so its a mild tuning. But you know that:thumbsup::thumbsup:

Of course most customers are oblivious and don't really care they just see the "SE" and go wow my car is sporty when in reality its not. Just added flavor. I know Toyota isn't the only one. :thumbsup:

got-rice 12-09-2012 12:15 AM

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Originally Posted by rolla-XRS (Post 4025159)
It's there - just a different name. Who buys a crossover for it's sportiness anyways?

For most Toyota owners, who buys their cars for sportiness? :rofl: Anyway, the RAV4 was never a crossover vehicle technically, the Venza fits that mantra.

If manufacturers didn't offer trims, they'd make less money. Toyota obviously wants some hot fudge on that vanilla sometimes.

aznstylez 12-10-2012 07:08 AM

I think I'm going to have to get a bigger license plate for the back if I was going to get this since there is too much blank open space for the rear.

aznstylez 12-10-2012 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by AvalonMan96 (Post 4017298)
Right from the horse's mouth...

http://pressroom.toyota.com/releases...show+nov28.htm

Bad news, the V6 is gone...:facepalm: :thumbsdow :shakehead: :(

They probably come out with a hybrid version later on or just stick the current Camry hybrid engine in there and call it a day.

got-rice 12-10-2012 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by aznstylez (Post 4027055)
They probably come out with a hybrid version later on or just stick the current Camry hybrid engine in there and call it a day.

The CR-V has been dominant with one engine, perhaps that is their strategy now. Or they could throw a turbo later down the line like the Escape.


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