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#1 duncerduncs

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:00 PM

With 'spy' shots of the 2013 Rav 4 on the internet (see below) I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread discussing the up coming model

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You can just about work out the lines of the car, looks like the new model has lost it's swing rear door but does it have a spare wheel? :lol:

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:50 PM

Picture makes less sense than the old made up or Photoshop ones .....

Without a realistic picture and some facts and figures the subject is a non starter............. Sorry ..

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 04:56 PM

The RAV is round the back. That is an Outlander!!!

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 05:13 PM

it looks like murano
dislike it -- the rav spirit has lost at all :(

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:12 PM

Don,t know about Outlander, Anchs, the new facelifted Outlander has a much rounder- curved front end. And that does look like the "New" cooperate Toyota front end ala Avensis.
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:47 PM

I agree with Anchs. The shape's all wrong and it's longer too.



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Posted 12 May 2012 - 07:18 PM

Looks just like a tall Avensis. Can't put a full size spare on that rear door as the lights are high level.

It doesn't look rugged enough for me.

Still, won't be changing mine until it's got 200k on the clock.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 07:34 PM

Whatever it is, it looks pig-ugly. More old boot than current vogue for 'trainer'! Whatever happened to style and elegance? Presumably we need to look to Land Rover now for that... (ouch!)

Still, Toyota never did get the back end (or several other bits) of the Land Cruiser to look decent, even after many attempts.

For body styling, it's best to look not to the Japanese, but someone else . . . . Almost anyone else, for that matter.

How disappointing. Unless, of course, it's a wind-up.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:04 PM

If that is the new Rav4, its worse than what i thought it would be.

I don't even like the new Land cruisers , the rough rugged appearance seems to have dissapeared from Toyota 4x4's. & SUV's

Its all curvy soft lines now,even though these vehicles can do 200'000 miles plus, they just don't look the part to me.

Mitshubishi have nailed it with the new Shogun...looks lovely,got rid of those curvy wheel arches....yuk.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:22 PM

Funny thing regarding the launch of Gen 4 of the Rav. When I was a regular on Rav4 world before I discovered the TOC Forums it was amazing regarding the run up to the 4.3 launch, how everybody hoped for something radically different to the 4.2. Well they certainly got something totally different and it was debatable whether it was liked or not. I personally think that Toyota have got a lot of catching up to do with the 4.4 version, they are well down in the pecking order with the current 4.3, but it remains to be seen what they have up their sleeve.
It would be interesting to find out where the photos where taken, from the number plates on the photos which are blanked it looks like Europe, but why would Toyota be testing a new car in Europe, surely it would be Japan?
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