2013 Toyota RAV4 Video, First Look: 2012 LA Auto Show

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

With a sleek, upscale new look the fourth generation Toyota RAV4’s changes are more than skin deep.

Unveiled today at the LA Auto Show, gone is the V6 and also gone is the optional 3rd row. Toyota even axed the trademark rear-mounted spare tire and changed the side-swinging rear door to one that opens upward.

To find out more about all the changes to the 2013 RAV4, watch our first look video below.

GALLERY: 2013 Toyota RAV4

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Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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  • Anonymous Anonymous on Dec 14, 2012

    Toyota has ruined their best vehicle by removing the V6 option... After that move they probably won't be getting anymore of my business.

  • Larry/Rego Park Larry/Rego Park on Dec 15, 2012

    It took Toyota almost 7 years (between models) to eliminate the V-6,the full size spare tire, the third row seating, lower the ground clearance, lose hp from the 4 cylinder engine, and, from the photos, substantially compromise what used to be among the best sight lines in the industry. No wonder they kept it under wraps like a national security secret! Unless this vehicle drive-tests fabulously, there seems to be little to recommend it for purchase.