Toyota RAV4 Looks Meaner With GR Sport Upgrades

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Sadly, it's not coming to the USA.

Toyota has plenty of options for RAV4 buyers who want to add a touch of pizazz and stand out from other crossovers in the parking lot.

There's the rugged TRD Off-Road, the new hybrid Woodland Edition, and the plug-in hybrid RAV4 Prime. Though it won't be coming stateside, the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid gained a special new trim in Europe. It's called the RAV4 GR Sport, and it bundles the appearance of a Gazoo Racing model with the efficiency of a hybrid.

Don't get too excited, as the GR Sport has no power upgrades. It does have stiffer springs and shock absorber settings. Toyota says the new grade is available on the 219-horsepower standard hybrid model and the 302-horsepower Prime plug-in hybrid.

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To differentiate the exterior styling, the GR Sport gets piano black wheel arch trim and side moldings plus gloss black 19-inch wheels. A subtle bright pinstripe on the wheels helps show off the five-spoke design.

Up front, the grille features a unique G-mesh pattern that's mimicked on the rear diffuser. The hybrid model (pictured below in white) gets dark silver accents, while the Prime (pictured above in red) stands out in gunmetal grey. With more GR-branded models now available in the US market, we'd like to see Toyota offers these GR Sport appearance packages for buyers who want the style without the performance.

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Inside, the GR Sport trim comes with sportier seats wrapped in suede-effect material with synthetic leather bolsters.

Silver stitching adds some contrast to the seats, steering wheel, and shift lever, along with gunmetal trim on the doors and steering wheel. GR logos are embossed on the seats and can also be found on the floor mats and steering wheel. As with all 2023 RAV4 models, this one includes an upgraded 10.5-inch touchscreen display and a 12.3-inch digital driver display.

Pricing is not available yet, but since it's not coming to the US market, it doesn't really matter.

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