2009 Toyota RAV-4 gets minor facelift
The current-generation Toyota RAV-4 has been mildly facelifted for the 2009 model year, as seen in these photos for the American version. Also new is an upgraded 4-cylinder engine.
The new engine is a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder with 179 hp and 233 Nm of torque, both only mild increases. The Americans also get an optional sports kit that removes the door-mounted spare wheel and replaces the four wheels with run-flat tyres. Don’t expect that kit to be offered here though, as the GCC doesn’t even get the V6 engine option yet.
While the exterior gets some new trimmings, wheels and spoilers, the interior seems to be largely the same. Expect this new model to hit showrooms by the end of this year.