41 Facts About Toyota RAV4


Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover SUV produced by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota.

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Third-generation model, Toyota offered both short- and long-wheelbase versions of the RAV4.

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In 2019, the Toyota RAV4 was the best-selling SUV of any type in the world, and the fourth best-selling passenger car overall.

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In 1997 for the 1998 model year, the Toyota RAV4 was slightly restyled on the front and rear fascias, and a soft top three-door was made available.

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Toyota RAV4 EV is a plug-in, all-electric variant of the Toyota RAV4.

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Second generation Toyota RAV4, known as the XA20 series, went on sale in July 2000.

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Second generation Toyota RAV4 was originally offered in a number of trim levels in the UK: NV was front-wheel drive, while NRG, GX, and VX were permanent four-wheel drive with differing levels of equipment.

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The second generation Toyota RAV4 enjoyed success in Australia, where it became the best-selling SUV in the country in 2001, overtaking its rival the Honda CR-V for the first time.

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In late 2003, the 2004 model Toyota RAV4 was given a styling update, improved equipment, and, in certain markets, a new engine.

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Toyota RAV4 was redesigned for the 2006 model year, using an all-new platform, and was first unveiled at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Third generation Toyota RAV4 is offered in two versions: a short- or a long-wheelbase model.

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The XA30 series Toyota RAV4 was sold in Japan until July 2016, where the XA40 is not to be offered.

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Toyota RAV4 discontinued the Vanguard in November 2013 in favour of the redesigned XU60 Harrier.

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The Toyota RAV4 continued to grow beyond the "compact car" segment in Japan due to enlarged exterior dimensions and engine displacement, placing it in the upper tax bracket as defined by Japanese government's dimension regulations and annual road tax obligations.

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In 2008, the Toyota RAV4 was given a mid-cycle refresh in some markets, featuring a number of changes, including an all-new four-cylinder engine, and a redesigned front end and tweaked rear end.

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In 2011, the Toyota RAV4 underwent another facelift, based on the Vanguard's styling.

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In 2015, the XA30 series Toyota RAV4 was awarded the WheelsTV pre-owned vehicle of the year title.

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Unlike the North American variant that came with a 4-speed automatic gearbox, the Japanese Toyota RAV4 came with a 7-speed Automatic Transmission from the K112 line known as Super CVT-i Sports Sequential Shiftmatic.

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The new generation Toyota RAV4, which is the current model, had more features as standard equipment.

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Toyota RAV4 had different styling compared to the Toyota RAV4 in other counties where there was a black strip that was placed in between the radiator and license plate like a moustache.

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Fourth generation Toyota RAV4 was a complete redesign; it was revealed at the November 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Toyota RAV4 Hybrids were available in both front and four-wheel drive variants.

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The facelift debuted with the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid shown at the April 2015 New York International Auto Show.

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Toyota RAV4 Adventure is a concept vehicle that accentuated the car's look to reinforce its off-road capabilities.

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Production version of the Toyota RAV4 Adventure was added to the US lineup in September 2017.

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The Toyota RAV4 fared the worst and would have received a "poor" rating if the IIHS were to provide ratings for passenger-side protection.

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Fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 was unveiled at the March 2018 New York International Auto Show.

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Fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 introduced a newly developed four-wheel drive system, Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD.

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Toyota RAV4 went on sale in the United States in December 2018, while the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid went on sale in March 2019.

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North American market, the Toyota RAV4 is built in two plants in Ontario, Canada, while the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is produced in Georgetown, Kentucky, United States.

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Toyota RAV4 added new TRD-stamped stainless steel front skid plate for the TRD Off-Road.

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Fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 was unveiled in Japan in February 2019, and went on sale in April 2019.

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Fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 was launched in Singapore on 10 January 2019 at the Singapore Motorshow and in the Philippines on 8 February 2019.

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In Malaysia, the fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 was launched in the country on 18 June 2020 and available in 2 engine options, the 2.

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Fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 has been available in South Africa since March 2019 in five variants: 2.

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Fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 went on sale in Australia on 8 May 2019 and is available in four trim levels: GX, GXL, Cruiser and Edge.

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Fifth-generation Toyota RAV4 was launched in China on 22 November 2019 at the Guangzhou International Motor Show.

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Hybrid variant of the Toyota RAV4 was announced available alongside the standard petrol variant and made available in March 2019.

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Plug-in hybrid electric variant of the Toyota RAV4 was unveiled at the December 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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In September 2021, Toyota revealed the updated RAV4 with new LED projector type headlights, alloy wheels which can be had in either silver or black, USB-C charging ports, while the European market gains the new Adventure variant which has been offered in other markets like Japan, United States and Australia.

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Suzuki-badged version of the Toyota RAV4 PHEV called Suzuki Across was introduced in July 2020, exclusively for the European market.

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