Toyota has shown images of the updated RAV4 in an all-new Adventure grade.
Toyota has shown official images of a new rugged-style Rav4 destined for Europe, although other subtle changes will be coming to Australia with the updated model next year. The Adventure grade, which hasn’t been confirmed lcoally, is geared towards “the great outdoors” and intended to extend the model’s market reach.
The RAV4 has received updated front styling for a more rugged look, including a new black grille, front foglights with black surrounds and silver underbody protection. The model also gains wider wheel arches and 19-inch alloy wheels in matt grey.
Inside, the seats feature a bespoke upholstery design, with black synthetic leather and quilted and cushioned areas, along with orange stitching.
The model is driven by the same 2.5-litre four-cylinder hybrid petrol engine currently available on the standard RAV4, producing 163kW with AWD and a towing capability of 1650kg.
Toyota says the Adventure specification “reinforces the model’s ‘go anywhere’ spirit, with standout rugged styling that’s ready for life in the great outdoors.”
“This new version will broaden the model’s market reach to people who want a vehicle that matches their love of life off the beaten track, while preserving the performance and efficiency benefits of Toyota’s hybrid electric technology,” the firm said.
The Adventure variant is also the first RAV4 model to include new features that will be introduced to the range in 2022, with new “projector-type” LED headlights and LED front foglights, a new 10-spoke alloy wheel design and new interior LED lighting. Expect those to come on the updated model here next year.
Other features include power adjustment for the front passenger seat, illuminated window control switches and the addition of USB-C ports.
Toyota Australia has yet to detail pricing or when orders will open for the RAV4, but deliveries are expected early 2022.