2025 Toyota RAV-4.

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These recent illustrations from Australia’s WhichCar show what the next-generation 2025 Toyota RAV-4 could look like. For some reason, they seem to show 2 slightly different designs.

I know the off-road look is trendy right now. This trend is responsible for giving the Ford Bronco Sport tons of personality and improving the new 2025 Chevrolet Equinox. But I am not sure Toyota could change the RAV-4 that much.

2017 Toyota FT-AC Concept

Although they did when the current generation came out. The current model is actually a production version of the 2017 FT-AC Concept. Which was a pretty radical departure from what the RAV-4 looked like in 2017. I remember most people thinking the concept couldn’t really be a preview of the next RAV-4. But it was…

As we discussed before, Toyota could still choose to save a buck and just redesign the front end of the current RAV-4, update the interior, make the hybrid standard, and call it a day. Like they did with the 2025 Camry. Which would of course be a big mistake. Although with over 434,000 of them sold last year in the US alone, there are plenty of repeat customers who probably wouldn’t mind buying the same thing with a new interior.

On the other hand, competition is very fierce, around the world. The RAV-4 global sales number was still over 1 million. (1.07 million). Which was even more popular than the Corolla, the previous world’s best-seller for decades. But all these numbers have been crushed by Tesla in 2023, with 1.23 million units of the Tesla Model Y sold over the world in 2023 alone. I am pretty sure that a couple of years ago, Toyota didn’t see that coming. (no one else really did either…)

Toyota will need more than a slightly revised RAV-4 for 2025. But the illustrations above basically show a smaller version of the new 2024 Land Cruiser. Something that will probably not happen, since Toyota is also coming with a new generation 4 Runner soon. If anything could look like a smaller Land Cruiser, it should be the new 4 Runner.

Either way, it will be very interesting to see what Toyota will do with their best seller. And if they can steal the world’s best-selling car title back from Tesla next year…

Conversation 8 comments

  1. That would be cool! Looks like a Honda Pilot from the years 2009-2015…..which are my favorite styles of the SUV’s.
    Not sure if Toyota would like to hear that or not.
    Heck! I’d buy one!!

  2. To be fair to the RAV-4, the model Y was really the only EV choice for that size if you wanted decent mileage. There’s lots of gas powered SUV’s to choose from. Plus, Tesla has the whole “Apple fanboy” thing going on where some people will buy anything from them because it’s trendy. 🤷🏻‍♂️

  3. It honestly looks like a ford escape I find that all the auto dealers copy each other no one has no originality

  4. I like the look. I hope the Rav will not continue to grow in size. It would be nice to see a soft top version with that look.

  5. It looks like a box and design sucks. Would never buy or suggest it. It’s embarrassing ugly the current one is far better. This thing looks like that cheap ass Jeep crap renegade

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