A 7-door Toyota RAV4 limo was born because... Japan

Updated Oct 27, 2020 | Same topic: Tuning & Mods

Indeed, there are things you only see in the Land of the Rising Sun.

The Toyota RAV4 was first introduced in 1994 as a compact crossover. It was designed to provide more cabin and cargo room while keeping optimized fuel consumption and good maneuverability.

The compact crossover has gone through many modifications and changes throughout the years, but this is the first time we have seen a 7-door Toyota RAV4 limo.

This might look it was made during a TV auto modification show or from car master builders, but the RAV4 limo is actually made at Takaoka Factory in Japan where the RAV4, Corolla, and Venza are assembled.

The 7-door Toyota RAV4 limo

A Japanese automotive website named Car Watch visited Toyota’s Takaoka Factory and found out that the RAV4 limo is actually made by 200 employees who happen to be doing it for the spirit of the challenge. The RAV4 limo took four months to assemble during the off-hours of the employees.

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Side view of the RAV4 limo

It has been added with 800 mm of space

The modification provided 813 mm extra worth of space in the rear. However, the RAV4 limo is still installed with two rows of seats only – just like the regular RAV4. According to Car Watch, the RAV4 limo has an overall length of 7,900 mm.

As for the design, fans think the RAV4 limo could be improved since it doesn’t look as refined as any other regular limousine. However, it seems like the 200 employees accomplished their intended task and the RAV4 limo is fully functional.

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Interior view of the RAV4 limo

No extra rows of seats have been added, just space

Will Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) bring the Toyota RAV4 limo here in the country? One can truly expect that the stretched RAV4 will not be offered to our local market. Besides, it seems like the RAV4 limo will not be put in production even in Japan any time soon.

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To complement the contemporary sharp-angled design language, the Japanese carmaker created the all-new Toyota RAV4. It sits just on top of the Fortuner for being a more premium crossover-type that can accommodate five occupants. It was initially introduced as a compact SUV to the market in 1994 to provide the demands of urban markets. Now over the years, the Toyota RAV4 has evolved into something more and now part of the fifth-generation model. The Japanese automakers abandon the old rounded style that makes the car appear boxier. Designers of Toyota were inspired by the brand's rugged variety of SUVs, such as the US market midsize Tacoma truck as well as the 4Runner SUV. There are three distinct variants available - the LE worth Php 1.71 Million, XLE with a price tag of Php 1.92 Million, and LTD valued at Php 2.24 Million. The Toyota RAV4 is offered in nine different colors - Dark Blue Mica, Cyan Metallic, Urban Khaki, Red Mica, Attitude Black Mica, Grey, Silver, White Pearl Crystal Shine, and Super White. Furthermore, all the variants are powered by a 2.5-liter Dual VVT-i DOHC four-cylinder gasoline engine. The power plant generates 243 Nm of peak torque output and 202 hp. For safety purposes, Toyota RAV4 features seven airbags, electronic stability control, ABS with EBD, hill start assist, parking sensors, traction control, and the like.

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Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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