Toyota Bringing 3 "Cool" RAV4s To Tokyo Auto Salon

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Two rugged and one sport.

The Tokyo Auto Salon is coming up, and all of the Japanese brands are gearing up for it. We've already been teased with a Mugen SUV from Honda, a customized Fairlady Z from Nissan, and a Levorg STI from Subaru, and now it's Toyota's turn to preview its show stand. Though it's a slightly less exciting display than some of its rivals, Toyota's booth will feature three unique concepts based on the RAV4.

All three are based on the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime, known as the RAV4 PHEV in Japan. This is the second most powerful model in Toyota's lineup thanks to a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to two electric motors, delivering a total of 302 horsepower. It also has an 18 kWh battery providing a 42-mile electric range.

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Toyota pulled the best parts from its lineup to create these concepts, building three combinations that aren't currently available in the company's catalog. The PHEV Adventure combined the Prime drivetrain with the rugged-looking Adventure trim.

As of now, the RAV4 Prime only comes in SE and XSE flavors. The PHEV "Sporty Package" appears to take elements from the RAV4 GR Sport to create a more street-focused sporty model. If Toyota can finally increase RAV4 Prime production to satisfy the massive demand, we'd love to see these trims added to the roster.

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The third concept is called the RAV4 PHEV Off-Road Package. This one is built for - you guessed it - off-roading. It features more aftermarket parts than the other two. Some of the parts include a Yakima roof rack, side-mounted gas cans, and what appears to be a slight lift kit. The car also rides on new wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires with mud flaps to stop debris from kicking up. As an additional flare, the front end gets a black sticker with some off-road lights integrated into the bumper.

These three RAV4s will be on display at the 2023 Tokyo Auto Salon from January 13 to 15.

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