That's quite a long list, right? Well, it turns out that they can't stop, won't stop there – as the song once said. This is because the company still needs to present us with new generations of their most beloved and best-selling nameplates like the Camry sedan or RAV4 compact crossover SUV. Given that the latter segment has become America's most popular automotive sector, is anyone surprised that all eyes are on the upcoming RAV4?
In the real world, Toyota just updated the RAV4 for the 2024 model year with very few changes and a subtle $200 or $250 price hike for the base version and hybrid variant, respectively. Across the imaginative realm of digital car content creators, meanwhile, the story revolves around the immediate future of the iconic RAV4 – the model credited with the invention of the compact crossover SUV segment.
Some pixel masters think the 2025 Toyota RAV4 might get a deep facelift with significant changes to the front fascia, subtle interior revisions, and some light work bestowed upon the rear. Others, on the other hand, think that the XA60 next generation is coming as fast as possible as a rugged, 'baby' 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser rather than with edgy and modern looks fashioned after the recently introduced second-generation C-HR subcompact CUV.
For example, this virtual artist, known as Theottle on social media, was asked by an Australian automotive magazine to provide a vision for the XA60 Toyota RAV4 that would play out as a shrunken 2024 Land Cruiser (known as Land Cruiser Prado in the Land Down Under). The vision is not bad, actually, but it's also far-fetched to believe that Toyota would dilute the Land Cruiser ethos with a smaller RAV4 that makes use of an unibody architecture instead of the usual body-on-frame platform.
If you want our two cents on the matter, Toyota will probably rethink the RAV4 with a new iteration that's neither as edgy as the new C-HR nor as rugged and tough as the 2024 Land Cruiser. Besides, it has the 4Runner for that, and the rumor mill claims a smaller Land Cruiser is indeed coming – albeit with the complete off-road package attached to its more compact dimensions.