We'll get our first glimpse of the all-new 2013 Toyota RAV4 at the Los Angeles Auto Show in a couple of weeks (unless the new crossover falls victim to a case of internet leakage), and to keep our interest piqued, Toyota has released this brief teaser video for its new small CUV.

There really isn't a whole lot to be seen in the video, save a few quick glimpses of the new car including the headlight/grille shot you see above. To hear Toyota tell it, the 2013 RAV4 is "a new generation rewriting the rules of style, embodying sophistication and strength – a dynamism that adapts to the changing pace of life." Whatever that means.

We've spied the 2013 RAV4 on a couple of occasions now, and even in its heavily camouflaged state, we can see that its design will indeed follow that of the 2012 Camry. As for other details surrounding the new model, we don't have anything concrete. Powertrains are expected to be of the four-cylinder variety (including a possible hybrid), and new technology like Toyota's Entune system will likely be worked into the redesigned interior.

Stay tuned for the full details at the end of November, and scroll down to watch the 40-second teaser video for yourself.


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All-New Fourth-Generation Toyota RAV4 to Make World Debut at 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

Coming Soon - The 2013 RAV4 is a new generation rewriting the rules of style, embodying sophistication and strength - a dynamism that adapts to the changing pace of life (video).

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 15, 2012 – Toyota will stage the world premiere of the all-new 2013 RAV4 crossover SUV at a press conference at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The press conference will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 9:00 a.m. (PST) at the Toyota exhibit space in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.


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      CS Boy
      • 2 Years Ago
      about time. rav 4 design inside and out was so dated.
      foxtrot685
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really think we should get the short wheelbase version in the US. The current gen Rav4 is a streched version of the one sold abroad to incorporate a useless 3rd row seat. The SWB version looks much better (its proportions look better), its still flexible and versatile, and its much more nimble than ours. We had several high trim-level examples on my recent deployment and I couldnt get over how much a difference a wheelbase makes not only in dynamics, but in looks as well. It was very remeniscent of what made the first 2 generations so popular. That is if Toyota plans on selling two different versions with the upcoming generation as well.
      Ed Kim
      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought only the Germans were allowed to use the word "dynamism" in their press materials.
      ALafya
      • 2 Years Ago
      About time for a refresh. Still waiting on more details - should be a very competitive vehicle with the new Escape, CR-V, CX-5.
      stumpy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Anyone else notice there are two gas cover camo sections? (one on each side)... plug-in hybrid RAV4?
      FIDTRO
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder when the first recall will happen.
      SamerIraq
      • 2 Years Ago
      Here is the car almost without camo, just stickers, it was spotted long time ago http://www.sgcarmart.com/news/article.php?AID=6498
      Ron McCord
      • 2 Years Ago
      no doubt will be nice mechanically but I have my doubts it will be exciting to look at. Most likely Ford escape and Mazda Cx-5 are still covered in that respect
      • 2 Years Ago
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      DarkKnight67
      • 2 Years Ago
      Another Toyota snore-fest!
      graphikzking
      • 2 Years Ago
      Another vote here for Camry Hybrid motor in this!! 200hp Hybrid. 39mpg real world fwd 37mpg real world awd Sounds like a huge win to me!!! I'd love it. Only issue I see - they used to have the tire on the back door which gave you SOOOO much extra cargo space - perfect for the small battery pack. Now with that gone - the tire might be in the trunk again and thus already reducing storage space.
        tylermars.design
        • 2 Years Ago
        @graphikzking
        You're not too into cars are you?
          bazinga
          • 2 Years Ago
          @tylermars.design
          You don't have to like ONLY sports cars to be into cars. A real auto enthusiast appreciates all facets of the industry: pedestrian, sports, exotic, etc.
      Wacko
      • 2 Years Ago
      Did they just make the Rav4 more camry like. FAIL
        Zoom
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Wacko
        Why? It worked for sales the last time they made it more Camry-like.
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