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Well at least we're getting to see just how much has changed in the production version of the Rav4. Will be a good indication of what to expect for the TJ, should they ever talk about it again aha. Looks like the FT-4X is a few years away from coming to market :(
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.

I think you may see a toughened up RAV4 instead.
 

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Do we know yet if there will be any change in size? Ground clearance?
When the FT-AC (the new RAV4) was unveiled, no specs were given, so the answer is we don't know. Observers at the time thought it looked larger than the current RAV4.
 

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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
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.

He just hates the RAV4 to begin with, so that is the whole story with him.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.
 

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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".
 

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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.
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 wish I had the guys job that drew this.....easy money for incompetence. Especially since it was already KNOWN, with a few trim changes, that the FT-AC was the next RAV4.

So you can relax Pathmaker....the new RAV4 will not look like this in the slightest. :smile:
 

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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".
That "rendering artist" should be fired , he is so far off. :rolleyes:
 

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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.
 

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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 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.
 

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Sheesh....Here is another stupid article. How is it possible that I know more than these writers do? They don't even do research before releasing their articles.

Get this line......"The current model is one of the few compact crossovers still available with a V6. While it would be great for that engine to carry over, we're not getting our hopes up."

Hmm....the RAV4 hasn't come with a V6 since 2012. A basic fact that any professional car writer should know.


https://www.autoblog.com/2018/03/13/2019-toyota-rav4-debut-new-york/
 

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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.

https://toyotamazda.com/toyota-introduces-new-engines-new-awd-system/
 

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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.
 

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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.
I am a huge fan of manuals. I was sorry that it was not offered on my RAV4.
 
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