Toyota will be unveiling the next-generation 2013 Toyota RAV4 at the end of the month at the Los Angeles Auto show, and to ramp up excitement, the automaker has released a short teaser video of its latest compact crossover.
As hinted by the RAV4s we’ve spotted testing and confirmed by Toyota’s new teaser video, Toyota’s next-generation compact crossover will feature styling similar to the 2012 Camry and 2013 Venza, with edgier lines, the new corporate grille, and headlights similar to those of the ever-popular Camry. At right and above are renderings of what the fully uncovered 2013 Toyota RAV4 could look like.
Inside the 2013 RAV4 is likely to get a slightly more upscale interior, with Toyota’s Entune infotainment system being a central focus of the cabin. Currently one of the only three-row vehicles in its class, there’s no word yet on whether the 2013 RAV4 will retain that feature as an option, though the Toyota’s teaser does show a profile that could seemingly fit an extra row of seats.
Under the hood, we’re expecting the 2013 RAV4 to use a revised version of its current 179-hp, 172-lb-ft 2.5-liter I-4, though its four-speed slushbox will likely be sent to the scrap heap in favor of the Camry’s six-speed auto. As we previously reported, the V-6 variant might not make it into the next-gen RAV4 lineup. If Toyota does decide to continue offering the compact crossover with a six-cylinder, the Camry’s 3.5-liter V-6 would be a likely candidate. The RAV4 Hybrid also remains a strong possibility.
We’ll know more about the 2013 Toyota RAV4 closer to its November 28 debut at the L.A. Auto Show. What features do you want to see in the next-generation RAV4? Sound off in the comments below.
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