2013 RAV4 Loses Its Shirt In Saudi Arabia

Mike Stevens | Aug 3, 2012

Toyota's third-generation RAV4 has been on the scene since 2005, making it one of the oldest models in the brand's current line-up.

Facelifts have kept the midsized SUV fresh, but now a new model is on the way and recent spy photos have offered hints at what is to come.

This week however, new photos snapped by a member of the Saudia Arabian ToyotaClub-SA community reveal more than a few of the new car's finer details.

The images offer further proof that the new RAV4 will borrow heavily from the look of the new Camry, featuring a hooked headlight design, deep-V grille and hard-edged bumpers.

At the rear, the new RAV4's lights will extended into the tailgate, while a low-cut bumper creating the same tall opening loading provided by the third-gen SUV.

While previous generations of the RAV4 have taken on more bulk with each successive model, the spied SUV looks to retain the general proportions of the current model.

Engine options are likely to offer the same spread as the current model, including four- and six-cylinder variants.

Watch for more details on the new RAV4 over the coming year.

[Images via ToyotaClub-SA]

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  • Smart us says,
    3 years ago
    5 likes
    i think in this segment they have to do much better than value loaded new Santa Fe... lets see what archaic tranny they dump to Oz shores laugh
  • Dan says,
    3 years ago
    1 like
    Looks like the Hyundai Santa Fe but it's a Toyota which means recalls.
    • Adam says,
      3 years ago
      1 like
      I know right! NOBODY else has recalls anymore now that Toyota did
  • wwilks says,
    3 years ago
    4 likes
    I have 2 Ravs, a '98 and '04 The first at 1295kgs and the second at 1345kgs. Todays Ravs nudge 1700kgs. Toyotas motto seems to be, " when you're onto a good thing, make it bigger, heavier and slower."
    • nick says,
      3 years ago
      2 likes
      thats why you get a v6rav4 ....1650 kgs and 200kws
      300kgs lighter than a kluger,and no pulp fuel needed....old car but nothing else on the market,for price ,performance,size
    • JB says,
      3 years ago
      4 likes
      Duh, if you'd bother to check. the newest Rav4s are the fastest yet. The 4 cylinder is as fast as the V6 Escape and the V6 Rav4 can smoke some "muscle" cars. Quit drinking and posting.....
  • Terry C says,
    3 years ago
    5 likes
    smile2013 model looks awesome. may be i will pick it over the Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Jecb says,
    2 years ago
    7 likes
    Hyundai cars dont compare to the quality of Toyota... Hyundai breaks too easily while Toyotas are much more durable..
  • 5valvepercylinder
    5 valve per cylinder says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    The new Toyota design language ( same as their new Corolla - http://www.themotorreport.com.au/54672/2013-toyota-corolla-revealed-further-in-new-brochure-images ). Like the rugged interior as well.
  • Laoblue says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    I read no V6 for the RAV anymore.....let's hope it can pass without screaming like a......
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