As expected the Adventure level looks like the FT-AC. Other trim levels have a different look especially in the grill.
Regarding two tone, here is what one article said....I welcome the slight shift in dimensions, as I feel like a redesign was long overdue. Have to say that it was worth the wait and I'm pretty surprised that they are even offering two tone color schemes. Big thumbs up Toyota.
Yeah, I think the FT-4X was merely about "design direction" . It was used as aIMO, the 2019 RAV4 is a winner, it looks like the future. I was cross-shopping the 2019 Subaru Forester, but it looks old compared to the RAV4.
Also, there's enough FT-4X in the RAV4 interior (particularly the Adventure trim), that I considered that the FT-4X might have been only to trial the interior of the RAV4 with the public, much as the FT-AC revealed the exterior of the RAV4.
It will be interesting to hear if any FT-4X/TJ Cruiser mentions are made by Toyota representatives in interviews, etc. in New York this week.
Meh. Safe. That's not going to get me back to Toyota. The Wrangler is way more fun! More smiles per miles! No FT-4X? No TJ? :sad:Yeah, I think the FT-4X was merely about "design direction" . It was used as a
teaser long after the new RAV4 was locked up by Toyota design. After all, it takes longer than a year to develop a completely new car and the FT-4X was shown exactly a year ago at the last New York show.....too late for a mere trial balloon.
I have little to no hope that anything like the FT-4X will be produced anytime soon. The TJ Cruiser is more likely, but I am having doubts about seeing that.
I would love to be pleasantly surprised, of course. If it happens, the TJ will go on sale in Japan first.
Toyota has not released the specs yet, but they are promising more power with this engine than before.Yes! I was hoping for something that looked like the FT-AC concept and Toyota delivered with the new Rav4 Adventure model. I will miss the fold flat seats that turned the rear into what could be a comfortable camper. One concern is the 2.5-liter engine, if it'll have enough power for me.
You have a good point. However, if they succeed in selling over half a million RAV4s, they might come up with the opposite conclusion and not see the need for more unique models.If anything the new Rav4 is an indication of the design direction that Toyota is heading in. Imo this new model is an excellent example of how design tweaks can breathe new life into a long running platform. I hope it sees successful sales and helps Toyota realize the need for more off road CUV's.