Toyota RAV4 2019 previewed ahead of its debut on March 28

Updated Sep 28, 2020 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

The next-gen Toyota RAV4 2019 will make its debut at 2018 New York Auto Show.

Finally, the Toyota RAV4 2019 has been confirmed to make its debut on the 28th of March at this year’s New York Auto Show. To get fans even more inquisitive, the Japanese automaker has dropped a shadowy teaser to give us the very first official look at the all-new crossover.

While the teased image cannot tell us much about the upcoming RAV4, it is thought that the 2019 model year will receive a far sleeker profile and a noticeable curved hood at the front fascia. Moreover, the new RAV4 is also expected to get a sportier appearance thanks to an overhanging roof spoiler and a sloped rear window.

Toyota RAV4 2019 teaser image

The shadowy teaser image cannot tell us much about the upcoming RAV4

Comparing the RAV4 unveiled in this official teaser to what we have seen when the Toyota RAV4 2019 first spied while testing, there doesn’t seem to be much difference. However, that camouflaged RAV4 is quite dissimilar to the current-gen version.

Toyota RAV4 2019 spy shot

The camouflaged RAV4 spotted looks quite different from the current version

Also, the future look of the next-gen crossover was sketched out by some rendering artists. According to that rendering, the car seems to borrow some styling cues from Subaru and its profile is not really in line with what it appears in the teaser shot.

Toyota RAV4 2019 proposed rendering

The proposed RAV4 2019 is also dissimilar to what it appears in the teaser shot

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Similar to its siblings such as the Toyota C-HR, Camry and Prius, the all-new RAV4 is said to be equipped with Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA) modular platform. While it remains unclear about the powertrains to be offered for the car, it is possible that the RAV4 2019 will be carried over with the current naturally aspirated engines. Particularly, the existing RAV4 is powered by a 2.5L inline-four engine capable of delivering 176 hp. It is hoped that the Japanese car brand will focus on improving fuel efficiency for the upcoming vehicle, no matter which engine will be offered.

First launched in 2012 and then revamped in 2015, the RAV4 has been around on the market for almost 6 years. With the Toyota RAV4 2019 set to make its debut later this month in the US, the crossover will officially mark the beginning of its fifth iteration.

In the Philippines, Toyota RAV4 is among top 5 most favorite Toyota cars of Filipino drivers. Due to the new excise tax, the Toyota RAV4 2018 price in the Philippines for all variants has been increased. Please refer to the table below for latest price list of this crossover in the local market:

Toyota Rav4 2018 price in the Philippines (new excise taxes included)
 Model 2017 SRP 2018 SRP Difference
 Toyota Rav4 2.5 Active 4x2 AT P1,295,000 P1,420,000 P125,000
 Toyota Rav4 2.5 Active+ 4x2 AT P1,478,000 P1,599,000 P121,000
 Toyota Rav4 2.5 Premium 4x2 AT P1,900,000 P1,959,000 P59,000
 Toyota Rav4 2.5 Premium 4x4 AT P2,103,000 P2,134,000 P31,000
 Toyota Rav4 2.5 Premium 4x4 AT White Pearl P2,118,000 P2,149,000 P31,000
 Toyota Rav4 2.5 Premium 4x2 AT White Pearl P1,915,000 P1,974,000 P59,000
 Toyota Rav4 2.5 Active+ 4x2 AT White Pearl P1,493,000 P1,614,000 P121,000
 Toyota Rav4 2.5 Active 4x2 AT White Pearl P1,310,000 P1,435,000 P125,000

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Toyota RAV4

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.

From ₱1,710,000