The Japanese based automaker Toyota is planning to develop a small crossover, which will slot below the outgoing RAV4.
The announcement hasn’t been made official by the company just yet, but in an interview with Car Advice, Mark Dobson talked about such a crossover and about the market supporting it. The carmaker’s official went on saying that Toyota has already conducted research on a potential new crossover, which will slot below the current RAV4, and it seems that people want to buy such a model and it should satisfy their needs better than the vehicles already available from the competition.
If it will indeed make its way onto the market, than the brand new Toyota crossover, which will slot below the RAV4, will become a direct rival to models like the segment’s first vehicle, the Nissan Juke, or other vehicles such as the Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008, Opel Mokka, Ford EcoSport, Chevrolet Trax and so on. It remains unknown on what platform the new Japanese crossover will ride on, if it will be getting an all-wheel drive option or what engines it will receive, so we will at least have to wait for some prototypes to be spied in order to find out more about the model.