2010 Toyota RAV-4 Facelift: First Official Photo Released Ahead of Geneva Show Debut

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This year's edition of the Geneva Motor Show will see Toyota lifting the wraps off the refreshed RAV-4 compact SUV. According to the Japanese automaker, for the 2010 model year, the European specification RAV-4 receives a new front-end design and a more refined interior, plus engineering tweaks to further nudge CO2 emissions downwards.

In what concerns the exterior updates, the single photo released by Toyota suggests that the automaker's designers simply copied the front fascia of the recently revised Japanese market Vanguard (a.k.a. the long-wheelbase version of the RAV-4) to the short-wheelbase European model.

The styling changes include different head lights, a new front grille with more chrome bars, reshaped front bumper with different fog lights and a restyled hood.

Toyota did not say whether or not these cosmetic tweaks will also apply on the North American spec RAV-4.


2010 TOYOTA RAV-4 FACELIFT (EURO-SPEC)



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2009 TOYOTA RAV-4 (EURO SPEC)

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2010 TOYOTA VANGUARD (JAPANESE-SPEC)