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It would be great if the Toyota's next high performance GR product was based on the Rav4!

"Let's take a look how most powerful and fastest Toyota Rav4 GR Sport 2023 or 2024 model could look like it if ever comes from Gazoo Racing with sports suspension, 6-speed manual transmission and 2.5 L or 2.0 L Turbo engine or upgraded hybrid - 2.5L PHEV, or maybe first Rav4 V6, who knows... We rendered interior and exterior of the model based on Corolla GR and Yaris GR models. We really believe this model would complete the list of RAV4 trims: LE, XLE, SE, XSE and Limited.

To compete with Tiguan R, supercharged Toyota Rav4 should have at least 350 HP (260 kW) and 450+ Nm (330+ lb-ft) and of course manual gearbox, as it is from GR after all."
 

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Would be ok with a GR Toyota Minivan but it has to be the mid-engined Previa.
Mid engine G16, manual, AWD minivan with a light hybrid system.
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It would be great if the Toyota's next high performance GR product was based on the Rav4!

"Let's take a look how most powerful and fastest Toyota Rav4 GR Sport 2023 or 2024 model could look like it if ever comes from Gazoo Racing with sports suspension, 6-speed manual transmission and 2.5 L or 2.0 L Turbo engine or upgraded hybrid - 2.5L PHEV, or maybe first Rav4 V6, who knows... We rendered interior and exterior of the model based on Corolla GR and Yaris GR models. We really believe this model would complete the list of RAV4 trims: LE, XLE, SE, XSE and Limited.

To compete with Tiguan R, supercharged Toyota Rav4 should have at least 350 HP (260 kW) and 450+ Nm (330+ lb-ft) and of course manual gearbox, as it is from GR after all."
TRD already has their hands in the RAV4 and that's where it's staying. Who did the render? They call it GR Sport but then go on to list upgrades only a true GR would have(no shot a RAV4 would get a manual)
 

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I don't know why the Sienna Prime doesn't exist. 300hp, 25-30 mi plug in range. I actually think the standard Sienna with just the hybrid is great. Regularly returns mid 30 mpg when I drive one for work.
 

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Here's the press release for anyone interested:

New GR SPORT Gives Toyota RAV4 The Edge
  • Toyota RAV4 gains a sporty, sophisticated look with new GR SPORT grade
  • Available in both hybrid electric and plug-in hybrid electric versions of the segment-defining recreational SUV, with intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD-i)
  • Styling package inspired by the global achievements of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, plus tweaked suspension for a more engaging drive
  • New models adopt all the advanced technology features of the 2023 model year RAV4, including latest multimedia system with 10.5-inch high-definition display and customisable 12.3-inch driver’s digital combimeter
  • New RAV4 GR SPORT available in Europe in Q4 2022
A programme of constant evolution and improvement has kept the segment-defining Toyota RAV4 at the top of its game for almost 30 years. True to its track record of regularly introducing fresh ideas to maintain customer appeal, Toyota has successfully applied its world-leading electrification know-how to deliver hybrid electric and plug-in hybrid electric powertrains, bringing new levels of efficiency while maintaining authentic SUV practicality and performance.
Now it is adding a new, sportier dimension to the RAV4 line-up with the addition of new GR SPORT versions.
Following the successful roll-out of the GR SPORT grades across other model ranges including the Yaris, Yaris Cross, Corolla, C-HR, and Hilux, the RAV4 gains a new styling package and handling tweaks that will resonate with customers who prefer a vehicle with sharper image.
The new grade is available for both the hybrid electric and plug-in hybrid electric versions with intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD-i) and takes its styling inspiration from the multiple world championship-winning success of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing.

Exterior
The GR SPORT treatment makes a bold style statement with the addition of piano black wheel arch trims, side mouldings and back door garnish. To the front there are more prominent fog light bezels with the same black G-mesh pattern as the grille and new front spoilers – finished in dark silver on the hybrid model and, with a different design appropriate to the powertrain, gunmetal grey on the plug-in hybrid. Discreet GR badging on the front grille and back door signify the sportier grade.
The new RAV4 GR SPORT is the first model to feature alloy wheels finished using a new, ultra-precise line-cutting technique. The 19-inch rims, fitted as standard, have a gloss black finish with fine bright machined pinstripe detailing that adds emphasis to their strong, five-double-spoke design.

Interior
The sporty yet sophisticated appearance carries through to the interior where the sports front seats are finished in a tactile, suede-effect upholstery with synthetic leather bolsters – materials that are free from animal products. The headrests are embossed black-on-black with the GR logo, while contrasts are struck with silver stitching on the seats, steering wheel, shift lever and gunmetal trim detailing on the doors and steering wheel. The GR logo is also featured on the floor mats and steering wheel.
The new models come as standard with the new multimedia system with 10.5-inch high-definition display and customisable 12.3-inch driver’s digital combimeter that are key elements in the RAV4 upgrade for the 2023 model year. Similarly, the Toyota T-Mate safety and driver assistance features include the additional functionality of the latest generation Toyota Safety Sense. The package includes the new Emergency Steering Assist system and enhanced Pre-Collision System.
In addition, all GR SPORT models come with power adjustment for the front seats, together with memory settings for the driver’s seat, as well as panoramic view monitor as standard.

Performance
The sportier looks are complemented by further improvements to the suspension for the GR SPORT model. The new stiffer springs and shock absorber settings are expected to give the RAV4 GR SPORT a handling boost and offer a more engaging driving experience.
 
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