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.
Thanks to: Motor Trend