Who knows what's in the mind of Toyota. But what I am looking at is the FT-AC experience. It was shown as "concept" and very soon after we saw it disguised on the road and is seen as the new RAV4. I don't believe they take a car out on the open highway before it is close to production ready. It may have issues during it's road test that can be fixed before production, but it has gone long past the decision to build, or not.There are some large shows coming up and I hope journalists will speak with the Toyota rep about the TJ Cruiser. Before Toyota makes a final decision and announces it, I don't think we'll see a test mule under camouflage driving around. At least that's my take because why work on a prototype if they're still unsure about its future?
But I'm hoping to be wrong.
Well since the FT-AC is the next RAV4, do you think that is too much change?Hopefully they don't change the Rav4 so much that its no longer what we always expected in a Rav4 product.
I think a big part of this will be how it sells world wide compared to rival models. If it doesn't hold up then the Rav4 could change in drastic ways.
If it looks close to what we can see in the following rendering then it will be a welcomed change and one I look forward to, just as long as its functional, even if we have to move well up the trims:Well since the FT-AC is the next RAV4, do you think that is too much change?
Great picture ....thanks for posting an un-camo rendering of the new RAV4. Fits what I thought would happen when the FT-AC was cleaned up for production. It wasn't too hard for car scoops to come up with this rendering, since it was pretty obvious the camo version was the FT-AC with the production changes.If it looks close to what we can see in the following rendering then it will be a welcomed change and one I look forward to, just as long as its functional, even if we have to move well up the trims:
Sorry, I mis-stated in my last post. I meant that the FT-AC had the brushed chrome bar. It was missing on the camo version. Just one more way to "camo" it.i don't think the test mule has a brushed chrome bar, or it doesn't look like one to me. But the rendering seems pretty spot on everywhere else when compared to the ridges under that camo. i may just go with the new Rav4 if it looks like that and has some added ground clearance. Unless the TJ Cruiser comes before or shortly after it.