Currently reading: Toyota introduces rugged RAV4 Adventure specification
Model features an updated design at the front and a bespoke interior

A new specification for the Toyota RAV4 SUV has been revealed, geared towards “the great outdoors” and intended to extend the model’s market reach.

The RAV4 has received updated front styling for a more rugged look, including a new black grille, front foglights with black surrounds and silver underbody protection. The model also gains wider wheel arches and 19in alloy wheels in matt grey. 

Inside, the seats feature a bespoke upholstery design, with black synthetic leather and quilted and cushioned areas, along with orange stitching. 

The model is driven by the same 2.5-litre four-cylinder hybrid petrol engine currently available on the standard RAV4, producing 219bhp with AWD and a towing capability of 1650kg. 

Rav4 pr exterior 34front scaled

Toyota says the Adventure specification “reinforces the model’s 'go anywhere' spirit, with standout rugged styling that’s ready for life in the great outdoors.”

“This new version will broaden the model’s market reach to people who want a vehicle that matches their love of life off the beaten track, while preserving the performance and efficiency benefits of Toyota’s hybrid electric technology,” the firm said. 

The Adventure variant is also the first RAV4 model to include new features that will be introduced to the range in 2022, with new “projector-type” LED headlights and LED front foglights, a new 10-spoke alloy wheel design and new interior LED lighting.

Other features include power adjustment for the front passenger seat, illuminated window control switches and the addition of USB-C ports.

Toyota has yet to detail pricing or when orders will open for the RAV4 Adventure, but deliveries are expected for the first quarter of 2022. 


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DuncB 14 September 2021

Does anyone else find it intriguing that the launch photos show a paintjob that resembles the launch models of Land Rover's Defender?  Or is it just me?

scrap 14 September 2021

The notion that a car needs cladding to make it suitable for the outdoors is of course ridiculous. Also, the rufty tufty Corolla is called 'Trek' but this is called something different. Why?


ianp55 14 September 2021

No more suited to "The Great Outdoors" than any other model in the RAV4 range is it? just a cosmetic upgrade but those seat backs with what looks like tyre tracks do look good