Here's What the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Could Look Like

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is currently undergoing testing and is expected to deliver a more rugged appearance when it’s unveiled.

Our illustrators have come up with a possible render for the next-generation RAV4, which is expected to sport a more aggressive look than before. The Japanese automaker is expected to base the RAV4’s styling on the FT-AC Concept, which means a more chiseled and athletic appearance compared to the current model’s relatively sleek style. Like other recent Toyota models, expect the front end to have an aggressive design, with a large grille and prominent surround.

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The new RAV4 is expected to ride on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, which currently underpins several new Toyota models including the Prius, C-HR, and Camry. It would allow the RAV4 to take advantage of hybrid powertrains and efficient Atkinson-cycle engines. And if Toyota is looking to add a bit of off-road appeal to the RAV4, expect all-wheel drive to be available as an option.

The new crossover should be unveiled before the end of the year.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • RazorsEdge RazorsEdge on Mar 12, 2018

    It looks like they took a chainsaw to the 2018 model and butchered it up.

  • Jbw9999 Jbw9999 on Mar 28, 2018

    Toyota will then complete their process of making their entire line up terrible looking. Go drive a CR-V and you'll wonder why they heck you even considered a RAV-4. CR-V rides better, quieter, better looking inside and outside, more power, higher MPG.