I haven't seen the slightest hint of the arrival of an FJ anywhere......just unfulfilled hints of a small CUV making it to production.Please at least show off the FJ cruiser inspired Rav4 to the world! Maybe hint towards a trim like that or show off a rendering at the Rav 4 debut. I'm not expecting the small CUV at all, but the Rav 4 could give us design hints.
He doesn't seem very informed since he doesn't mention that the FT-AC is essentially the new RAV4. He doesn't need to give us his guesses as to what it will look like. The only thing he got right is that it doesn't need a teaser.Did you guys see all the upset over Toyota teasing the new Rav4? Apparently some people think that if its not a high end performance/super car, that it's not worth advertising. Imo more cars like this should get media attention, because there are far more people who will actually be interested in buying it. https://jalopnik.com/does-the-2019-toyota-rav4-really-need-a-fucking-teaser-1823728732
Just look at the FT-AC and you will already see it....except for changes like door handles, that big roof rack and those stand away black wheel flares. That was the best "teaser" we needed.Jalopnik is where I go for entertainment pieces and not much else. They don't try to hide their bias for or against models so I take their articles with a grain of salt.
Speaking of the teaser, its overall proportions doesn't seem to have been changed much aside from the front end nip. Even adjusting the picture's brightness doesn't reveal much.
I thought about bringing this photo over here earlier, but it is so far off from what the RAV4 will look like, I passed.
I forgot to share this rendering I saw a few weeks ago, of what Autoguide thinks the new Rav4 could look like. Lets just say that I hope they are wrong.
That "rendering artist" should be fired , he is so far off.There are so many things wrong with that front facia it shorted out my brain for a second. They need a new rendering artist...
Everything else past the A-pillar looks great especially the beefy wheel arches. But that face is the stuff of nightmares, like that smiling clown from the movie "IT".
I haven't heard anything about powertrains on the new RAV4. There has been talk of a much improved CVT on it's way. It is supposed to have more pickup on the lower "gears", addressing a problem CVTs have of bogging down.Lol I knew there were bound to be changes to the FT-AC concept, but that rendering was not the direction I thought someone would take. Has there been any mention of what powertrain the new Rav4 is suppose to have? I really hope we don't see another CVT.
Pathmaker.....I think this is what you are looking for. It doesn't say which models should get theses changes, but it makes sense to be used across the board.Lol I knew there were bound to be changes to the FT-AC concept, but that rendering was not the direction I thought someone would take. Has there been any mention of what powertrain the new Rav4 is suppose to have? I really hope we don't see another CVT.
I am a huge fan of manuals. I was sorry that it was not offered on my RAV4.I'm liking those engine specs and I hope that is indeed what we see in the new Rav4. Wouldn't be surprising to see a hybrid powertrain option, as that should provide some boosts to offroad performance. Don't know how likely it is that we get a 6 spd manual here in the U.S, but I would welcome it.