Toyota is ready to unveil the 2014 RAV4 at this year's LA Auto Show later this week, but it appears a few photos of the new crossover have already hit the web. The crew at CarStyleBlog.com has gotten its hands on a small batch of interior and exterior shots that seem to detail the new Honda CR-V fighter. The site also has a few images of a lightly camouflaged version in what looks to be a production facility, complete with interior photos as well. Judging by the teaser video we've already seen, this looks to be the real deal. Buyers can expect to find substantially updated aesthetics inside and out.

We've reached out to Toyota to confirm whether or not these photos are genuine. We'll update this post as soon as we hear back.

Word has it Toyota will abandon the V6 engine option in favor of a more efficient four-cylinder for 2014. Likewise, engineers have scrapped the old four-speed automatic transmission for a six-speed unit. Otherwise, details are scarce. Fortunately, we won't have to wait long to find our more. Expect to see the 2014 Toyota RAV4 be unveiled on November 28.

UPDATE: Toyota spokesperson Curt McAllister responded to our inquiries by saying, "I can't confirm or deny the validity of the photos."


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      Toronto St. Pats
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who other than Toyota fan boys would think that is acceptable styling?
      ZOZ
      • 2 Years Ago
      Toyota designers are hardly trying to mix Hyundai and Subaru these days!
      Your Highness
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hmmmm.....It looks fairly roomy, but I just am not a fan of the interior or the front. Shame the rear-mounted spare is gone, really distinct, but I guess people didn't like it. Heck, I've seen people take off the ones on FJ Cruisers (and it looks awful without it). But I do like the profile and rear. Most pleasing angles, in my opinion.
      LemmysOnTheRoad
      • 2 Years Ago
      Geez that thing is vile. I've never been a big Toyota exterior design fan, but the last few years they have really made some hideous stuff. This thing is certainly not a step in the right direction. The interior looks a bit better than the previous model, but certainly not good looking. Reminds me of some of the weird Pontiac interiors from the late nineties. I recently saw the FJ on the top of the resale value list and despite the fact I don't like how it looks. At least its design is very consistent and doesn't have that "I was designed by a group comity" feel (wish they would learn from that). Sigh, I guess I better get used to it though as the majority of people that control car purchases now-a-days can barely tell brands apart, much less models.
      n.bob2
      • 2 Years Ago
      Man that grill nose thing sux.. other parts look good though.
      RedEmblem
      • 2 Years Ago
      The spokesperson can be as ambiguous as he wants. I completely knew what to expect from Toyota's current design language - an Auris turned into a compact CUV.
      Mercer
      • 2 Years Ago
      The V6 version of the current generation is simply ridiculously fast. Easily faster than any SUV in the class other then X3 3.5i
        Kwijiboz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mercer
        Your post got me thinking, with the supercharged Aurion (US market Avalon) discontinued, is the RAV4 V6 the fastest vehicle Toyota makes? Even if the 86 is faster, there was a lengthy period where this was probably the case.
      Yang Xi
      • 2 Years Ago
      Should be 2013 Rav4, not 2014.
        BRKF06
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Yang Xi
        If it's released in 2013 they will probably call it a 2014.
      WVRaptor
      • 2 Years Ago
      GMC Equinox meets Acura MDX rear end with a Subaru meets Mitsubishi nose and not an original design cue anywhere. The interior is awful, really reminds me of a Pontiac. Guess the Avalon was a one shot deal. WTH is up with Toyota design?!? Just keeps getting worse in my opinion...
        BB79826
        • 2 Years Ago
        @WVRaptor
        Uh, it looks like the Camry. And it looks better than the current Rav4 by a large margin. That's a good thing.
      wafflesnfalafel
      • 2 Years Ago
      That Toyota droopy nose thing is annoying, (on this and the Camry, etc,) but the rest isn't too bad. I kinda dig the tall dash. And the blacked out grill section is nice, fitting for a SUV. Maybe there is an "ugly nose delete" option. I'll bet Honda is worried.
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      That really has a Subura look to it, wonder if it is going to be sold by both.
      Jake
      • 2 Years Ago
      For some reason my mother has a Rav4 and a CRV. I can barely tell the difference between them.
        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jake
        Then you need glasses. Why does your mother have two CUVs?
          ELG
          • 2 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          one for each buttcheek *rimshot*
          Jake
          • 2 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          I do have glasses. And my point was that if there weren't the logos on them, just driving them and using them (which I have done with both) they are very similar. But, I should definitely be downvoted for having this opinion. I should figure out the opinion that most people think I should have and adopt that. As to why my mother has both of these vehicle, I am not sure. I think she likes to haul gardening stuff in the Toyota and keep the Honda clean for driving on her job. Who knows. She seems to have plenty of money.
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