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2011 Toyota RAV4 – Click above for high-res image gallery

We showed you a few leaked media pics of the facelifted 2011 Toyota RAV4 a couple of weeks ago, and now we have some live shots to go with them. Besides the FT-86 Concept, redesigned Auris and Prius plug-in hybrid we're expecting at this week's Geneva Motor Show, the Euro-spec RAV4 is a pretty big deal. Looking much like the extended-wheelbase JDM Toyota Vanguard, this is likely the new nose we'll see on the 2011 Toyota RAV4 here in the States as well.

The redesigned front fascia benefits from a new grille, more angular headlamps, foglight surrounds and a sporty front lip. We still haven't received the press release or full details, but early reports indicate that the 2.0-liter gasoline-powered four-cylinder will be tweaked to increase fuel efficiency and decrease CO2 emissions. This particular show car features Toyota's D-CAT clean diesel that we doubt will make it to these shores. There is even talk of a hybrid in the mix. We'll have more details as they become available but for now, check out the image gallery below.

Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      What part of this is the "new" look. It looks just like the new sienna which looks like the old camry.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Tiguan with Toyota emblem. Photoshop?
        • 5 Years Ago
        My thought's exactly, i'm seeing alot of tiguan cues.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Bland and boring. Nothing new for Toyota then.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Does anybody see a little Subaru forester in this??
      • 5 Years Ago
      We have already said you. ASSOCIATION OF AFFECTED BY TOYOTA was (and is, and will be) right. Toyota says that sell QUALITY cars, but Toyota is a fake.
      LLEVAMOS AÑOS DICIÉNDOLO. La PLATAFORMA DE DAMNIFICADOS POR TOYOTA ESPAÑA lo sabía, lo sabe y lo sabrá. Toyota afirma vender calidad y es un timo.

      No dejes que te Toyota te ignore. ÚNETE A LA PLATAFORMA.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks rather like a big step back in time, back into the nineties...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I really wish they'd reverse the hinge and handle for the left-hand-drive models so the rear door opens on the curb side. Or give up on the sideways-hinged door like Honda did (the CR-V had the same issue) and go with a conventional upward-swinging hatch.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I know there's an option on the one of the trim levels to go to run-flat tires, which deletes the spare. When Honda went to the upward-swinging hatch on the CR-V, they just slung the spare under the rear end, if i'm not mistaken.
      • 5 Years Ago
      not bad looking,kind of stubby looking.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Run-flats, or is the spare inside?

      Interior looks pretty much the same to me.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I was hoping for at least some better materials. Seems to me like these have been made to look _worse_ over the model run.

        So still run-flats then? Says Yokohama Geolandar G61 on the tire. I can't find anything that says these are run-flats.

        The only way you can get rid of the spare on the current US model is with the Sport Appearance package with run-flats.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sorry G 91
        • 5 Years Ago
        Err, that's because it's just a refresh and not an all new model...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I was a loyal Toyota buyer but their designs are getting more and more bland and their interiors are starting to look cheaper AND bland - they currently have nothing I like so my next car appears to be a non-Toyota!
      • 5 Years Ago
      The RAV4 and the Tiguan seem to be on a styling collision course.

      Every "restyle" or "refresh" makes the 2 of them more and more indistinguishable from each other.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is there any reason toyota refuses to put a normal hatch on the back instead of the one that swings to the side?
        • 5 Years Ago
        They really need to lose that barn door and put a proper hatch on it, like the new CRV.
        • 5 Years Ago
        And couldn't they modify the Japan-spec hinges so that the door opening would face the curb in right-hand drive markets? Surely not a big engineering stretch.
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