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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Know more about Toyota RAV4 2024

Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 is a 5-seater compact crossover that is offered in the Philippines with a price that ranges from Php 2,289,000 to Php 2,632,000. The two variants for the RAV4 sold locally is the XLE 2.5 HEV CVT, and the LTD 2.5 HEV CVT. 

Under the hood, this vehicle is powered by a 2.5-liter Dual VVT-I inline-4 gasoline engine working with an electric motor generator. Combined, this hybrid powertrain can produce up to 215 hp and 221 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to its front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT). 

Size-wise, the 2023 Toyota RAV4 is 4,600mm long, 1,855mm wide, and 1,685mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,690mm. 

Locally, the RAV4 competes against the likes of the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, among others. 

₱ 2,289,000 - ₱ 2,632,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined Philkotse.com as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.

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