Toyota RAV4 at the 2012 LA Motor Show

29 Nov, 2012 10:53am

The fourth-generation Toyota RAV4 has made its world debut in LA

The Toyota RAV4 first went on sale in 1994 and is now considered one of the company's leading products.

The Japanese car maker has now used the Los Angeles Motor Show to debut the fourth generation of its successful mid-sized SUV, and it is bares little resemblance to the car it replaces.

It uses the brand’s new design language, seen on the recently revised Toyota Auris, and claims to be longer, wider, lower and smarter than ever before. Thanks to an increased wheelbase, the car is more practical, too.

Due on sale next year, the refreshed RAV4 will actually undercut the car it replaces. Prices will start at around £22,000 and will come with a variety of different engine choices and the option of two and four-wheel drive.

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Yuk what are they doing? It looks like Toyota are running scared of Quashqi, Ix35,Crv and Sportage and have managed to out ugly them. Oh well if you can't beat em scare em to death. I have had last 2 Rav types love em! but this looks like the end of the road with Toyota for me.

Yet another ugly Japanese car.

When will they realise that they produce some of the most reliable and the most bland cars in the World?

The new Rav4 looks like a cross between a Nissan Juke, Murano and prior generation Subaru Forester. Maybe it'll look better in real life?