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Showing posts with label Toyota RAV4. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Toyota RAV4. Show all posts

Friday, October 30, 2020

Yes, There's Actually a Toyota RAV4 Under There

There’s just something with the Toyota RAV4 that’s tickling the fancy of Japanese tuners. From a Lamborghini Urus lookalike, the latest one is this: the Mitsuoka Buddy.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The World's Best-Selling Toyota So Far This Year is the RAV4

Toyota Motor Corporation sees its global first half 2020 sales recover to 84 percent of last year’s. The cumulative total of Toyota, Lexus, and Daihatsu sales from January to June totaled 765,373 units or a 16.9 percent decrease compared to the same period in 2019.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Suzuki's New Compact SUV Looks Strangely Familar

Suzuki’s new compact SUV looks strangely familiar, doesn’t it? It should be—it’s basically the Toyota RAV4 with a new front-end. Previously announced as part of a corporate partnership, Suzuki has now released the RAV4-based Across.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

You Can Now Make Your 2020 Toyota RAV4 Look Like a Lamborghini Urus

If you find the sharp and angular 2020 Toyota RAV4 still a bit too ordinary, well, a Japan-based body kit maker will make it look a bit more exotic; by transforming it into a “budget” Lamborghini Urus.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

From Niche to Mainstream: How the Toyota RAV4 Created the Compact Crossover Segment

When the first-generation Toyota RAV4 was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1994, few could have anticipated how this new concept would reshape the automotive industry. Since then, it ignited a whole new market for compact, agile, and versatile compact crossovers—SUVs ideally suited to modern life.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Toyota Just Made Its 10 Millionth RAV4

The RAV4 has joined the ranks of Toyota models that have achieved eight-figure sales. Cumulative figures for the compact SUV passed 10 million at the end of February this year, spanning five generations of the vehicle manufactured since 1994.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Toyota Motor PH is Recalling RAV4s for Airbag-Related Issue

Yet another car model joins the growing list requiring new airbags due to faulty ones installed by the now-defunct Takata, but not for the usual reason. Toyota Motor Philippines is announcing that 1,157 units of the RAV4 will require a new driver’s airbag.

Friday, December 6, 2019

The Toyota RAV4 is the Japan Car of the Year 2019-2020

The Japanese press has spoken and they have chosen the 2019 Toyota RAV4 as the Japan Car of the Year (JCOTY) 2019-2020.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Toyota Just Made a 302-Horsepower RAV4

Hey, Subaru. I hope you’re listening. Next time you’re thinking of making your Forester as mainstream as a Toyota RAV4, perhaps you should take a look at this: it’s a 302-horsepower version called the RAV4 Prime.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Review: 2019 Toyota RAV4 4x2 Limited

To some degree, the RAV4 is representative of where Toyota is as a company. When the marque first launched in 1994, it introduced the concept of the compact crossover, a reminder of Toyota’s ingenious engineering and marketing ways. With the second-generation model, it turned a sporty leaf, a perfect metaphor for Toyota’s sporty ways at the time. By the time the third- and fourth-generation models rolled in, the RAV4 lost its way, becoming more analgesic than exciting. But when Akio Toyoda declared that Toyota must make better cars, the RAV4 responded in a very big way.

Monday, February 11, 2019

So Why Did the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Get A New Engine While the 2019 Camry Did Not?

The Philippine launch of the 2019 RAV4 opened some questions, not about the RAV4 per se, but about something launched last December: the 2019 Camry. Given both of these models are riding on the Toyota New Global Architecture or TNGA platform, why did Toyota Motor Philippines decide to give its executive sedan a carryover powertrain while the compact SUV gets the new-generation one?

Sunday, February 10, 2019

2019 Toyota RAV4 Gets the TRD Treatment

If you think the 2019 Toyota RAV4 lacks some pizzazz, don’t fear: it’s getting the TRD treatment. Shown at the Chicago Auto Show, the RAV4 TRD Off-Road takes cues from Toyota’s rich off-road racing history by combining trail-ready aesthetics with trail-ready performance.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Toyota Philippines Launches Boldest RAV4 Yet (w/ 17 Photos, Complete Specs)

Toyota Motor Philippines launches the all-new 2019 RAV4—the boldest iteration of Toyota’s iconic compact crossover. Since its introduction onto the global stage, the RAV4 has captured an audience seeking sporty design and performance wrapped in a practical SUV body. The new one is no different and sets to deliver what Toyota says is “the best driving experience.”

Monday, February 4, 2019

Are These the Specs and Prices of the 2019 Toyota RAV4?

After Toyota Motor Philippines announced its arrival on the second week of February, more details have finally surfaced on the all-new 2019 RAV4.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is Arriving in February So We Guess the Specs

The launch of the all-new 2019 Forester is just 2 days away and with that, Toyota Motor Philippines couldn’t resist but to steal some of Subaru’s thunder with their very own announcement that the all-new RAV4 will also be dropping into the local market just two weeks later.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

2019 Toyota RAV4 Breaks Cover (w/ 17 Photos)

Toyota’s all-new 2019 RAV4 finally breaks cover at the New York International Auto Show. As the creator of the compact crossover segment in 1997, the fifth-generation RAV4 offers a robust new design and improved driving experience.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Toyota and Subaru Set to Unveil Much-Awaited Crossovers at New York International Auto Show

The 2018 New York International Auto Show will mark the global debut of two all-new compact crossovers: the 2019 Toyota RAV4 and the 2019 Subaru Forester. And while both carmakers are keeping details mum, here’s what we know so far:

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Review: 2016 Toyota RAV4 4WD Premium

It’s hard what to make of the RAV4. What first started as Toyota’s sole crossover in the late 1990’s has now become the middle child in the Japanese automaker’s growing SUV family. It’s been forced to swagger up, now becoming the Camry of Toyota’s SUV line-up when it isn’t even carrying enough trimmings to be considered dapper. And now, for the first time ever, its price point has breached the psychological two-million mark for this top-range 4WD. Is Toyota losing its mind or is it finally giving the often-ignored RAV4 the attention it deserves?

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Toyota Motor Philippines Presents 2016 RAV4: A New Dimension of Action (w/ Specs)

Already the country’s undisputed number one car maker for 2015, Toyota Motor Philippines is showing no signs of slowing down as it officially unveiled the upgraded 2016 RAV4 crossover during its annual Christmas party for the media.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Review: 2013 Toyota RAV4 4WD

Photos by Ulysses Ang
Compact crossovers started out as a niche, catering to urbanites who wanted a bit more versatility and ruggedness to their ride. Today, it’s one of the most hotly contested segments in the automotive industry and every single car manufacturer has one. However, before everyone else got into the fray, there’s one that successfully weathered the ups and downs, and continues to be sought-after: the Toyota RAV4. Now on its fourth-generation, the RAV4 has undergone its most dramatic transformation yet. But is it a cracker to drive or is its beauty merely skin deep?