Toyota Gives European Rav4 a Facelift, Should We Get It or Should They Keep It?
An all-new RAV4 may be a few years away, but Toyota is refreshing its compact SUV with a mild facelift -- at least for Europe, anyway.
The result, which will debut at the 2010 Geneva motor show in March, is rather attractive. New headlamps, a narrow grille, and a sporty front bumper fascia lends the RAV4 a car-like appearance. Although the look helps tie the RAV4 to European Toyota models like the Auris and Avensis, we can't help but see some Lexus IS in the new design.
Sadly, we won't see the rhinoplasty in U.S. showrooms. Toyota representatives confirmed this morning that the facelift (pictured above) would remain a European exclusive -- at least for the time being. The U.S.-spec model is pictured to the left.
What do you think? Should we be getting this facelifted Rav4 here in the States, or can Europe keep this reworked CUV to themselves? Sound off in the comments below.