Toyota Rav 4, consistance in the competitive world of Suv’s.
The Toyota Rav 4 has been a constant winner since its inception in the early 1990′s.
What started its life as a small fun style 4×4 has now developed into the godfather of SUV’s that to this day many manufactures try to copy in some way.
Toyota Rav 4 is still the choice of many buyers, what is good now is that many makes have developed their own following but still after many changes, recalls and other assorted ups and downs the Toyota Rav 4 still reign supreme.
Drum-roll and here is the 2013 Rav 4.
2013 Rav 4 appears more refined in fact the appeal is shifting away from the bargain buyers. Its looking refines and Toyota have wisely not tried to join in the fight in the lower end of the
market keeping right away from the Hyundai, KIA and Chinese makes whatever they may be. Instead it competes withe the better quality vehicle. I used to say buy cheap buy Toyota but now the era of basics is being replaced by Value for money and price (resale)retention.
Check your resales, pay more now and in 5 years have a vehicle that has suffered a smaller loss than some of the budget vehicles in today’s market. Ford Escape, Nissan dualis, KIA and Hyundai seemed to all fall short of resale.
Petrol also will see the V6 demise and the push on a 133kW 2.5-litre four-cylinder( is near-identical to the one found in the Camry Altise) while the 102kW 2.0-litre is based on the unit from the Corolla Ultima sedan.A six-speed manual gearbox is standard with a six-speed automatic featuring a tip-shift function available as an option with the diesel and 2.5 petrol.
The Big unveil in LA 2012 (Above) Review (below)
Rav 4 The future.
The EV is set to make its move into the world of alternative fuel vehicles this may take some time for the Australian market
“More important, an electric RAV4, dubbed the RAV4 EV, is expected to debut by year’s end. This will the first electric version of the RAV4 since 2003, but Toyota is hoping for a better result with the new version. The RAV4 EV is expected to be powered by batteries from Tesla Motors and to run at least 100 miles on a single charge.”