2019 Toyota RAV4, one of its most successful products, is going to get a major redesign with next release. Selling since 2013 it has come of age, and rival SUV makers have been flooding the market with new models every year. So Toyota also decided to update its compact crossover with a 2019 model. Now, since this new release will succeed a highly successful, no-nonsense compact crossover, there’re huge expectations from it.
However, not much is known about it as of now. The only thing that we know about it is its design (thanks to some spy shots), coupled with a few half-baked rumors. But still, it makes sense to take a look at these things to get an idea of what this upcoming crossover may possibly have to offer. Let’s begin:
2019 Toyota RAV4 Concept and Design
Though it has been spotted only with camouflage so far, it’s clear from the silhouette that 2019 Toyota RAV4 is going to look a lot different from any of its predecessors. Its front view is more truck-like than car-like in appearance. The upcoming CUV seems to be based on Toyota’s latest TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) modular platform which underpins the latest versions of Toyota Camry and Prius as well.
The front of RAV4, as I said above, is more truck-like than car-like. It has got a tall front with a large grille, angry-looking headlights, and prominent surround. The roof is flat, and hopefully, there’re horizontally arranged headlights and tail lamps. Overall this design seems to be inspired by company’s FT-AC concept revealed at Los Angeles Auto Show last year.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Rumors
There’re not too many rumors about this upcoming crossover. However, there’s word that it will be a Hybrid vehicle with the responsibility of carrying the trend forward to upcoming generations. All-wheel drive is another expected feature, but it may or may not make its way to 2019 RAV4. We’re not too sure about it.
RAV4 belongs to one of Toyota’s most successful product lines, so it will be very interesting to see how much company messes up with an already successful formula. Based on what we’ve seen in camouflage it’s clearly visible that a major design overhaul has been done by the company. Has company done the same with interiors and powertrain as well? We’ll come to know by the end of this year, and when it happens we’ll let you know.