Friday, 17 February 2012
2012 toyota RAV 4Review
2012 Toyota RAV4 ZCA26 South Africa - The 2012 Toyota RAV4 remains a strong, refined choice for families, even though some of its design might be a blast from the past. Although the 2012 Toyota RAV4 received a refresh for the 2009 model year, and minor changes for 2010, the current iteration of the four-door Toyota SUV dates back to 2006 – not old by industry standards but certainly up there by Toyota’s life-cycle system. As such, a new version of the compact rig will likely surface in 2010 or 2011.
Using information gathered from various inside sources, we had our in-house artist draw up a rendering of what the next-gen 2012 Toyota RAV4 will look like. Although we aren’t expecting the next 2012 Toyota RAV4 to grow much in size, we expect it to adopt some styling cues from the Tundra pickup and FJ Cruiser SUV, giving Toyota’s lineup of trucks and SUVs a more uniform appearance. Despite giving the small SUV a more truck-ish appearance of an exterior spare tire, the 2012 Toyota RAV4 will retain that feature on some models.
Underhood, we expect the 2012 Toyota RAV4’s powertrain offerings to remain unchanged. That means a 2.5L four-cylinder and a 3.5L V6 will likely be employed, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see some tweaking to get the four-pot model up to 30 mpg. Toyota already boasts the quickest SUV in the class, so they will want to retain the sporty edge they hold over the competition.
Another engine possibility is the addition of a hybrid drivetrain. Although Toyota has stopped short of revealing the specific models, Toyota has said that it will add 10 new hybrid models by 2012 – meaning almost certainly that the next 2012 Toyota RAV4 will be one of those models.
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