The current generation of the world’s best-selling crossover has been around for a couple of years and we have already seen several novelties that amazed lovers of this model and the rest of the car world. We saw an impressive hybrid model with impressive fuel economy first. Then we saw a TRD Off-Road version with loads of mechanical upgrades. The latest novelty was the addition of RAV4 Prime, which is a plug-in hybrid version, which delivers mind-blowing acceleration and overall performance. The latest reports suggest the next surprise could be the 2022 Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro.
At this point, this particular version is just a rumor. All we have are just some rendering photos, while the rest is a complete mystery. Still, knowing the typical TRD Pro treatment we’ve seen in other Toyota models, it’s not hard to presume how this model would look like. The 2022 Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro off-road performances would definitely be amazing, as well as the overall appearance. Still, keep the following paragraphs with a big reserve.
2022 Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro Design
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the overall design and all those upgrades that usually come with TRD Pro models. Therefore, it’s not hard to conclude that the overall layout would remain the same. The new version would continue to ride on the company’s new TNGA platform and to feature the same dimensions. However, we would see significant modifications as well.
Naturally, the chassis and suspension are the first things that bother you. Considering models like 4Runner TRD Pro and Sequoia TRD Pro, there is no doubt that the 2022 Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro price would be significantly higher compared to standard models, considering upgrades like higher ground clearance and FOX racing shocks. Furthermore, this model would come with massive skid plates and with things like unique wheels and all-terrain tires. Some rendering photos even suggest a snorkel intake.
When it comes to the 2022 Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro interior, we count on typical treatments from Toyota’s performance division. Of course, this would mean a completely blacked interior, with loads of red accents, including those famous TRD Pro stitchings on the seats. Still, the overall cabin layout would remain the same. We would see a familiar dashboard design, though with new color schemes and materials.
New seats are possible but we won’t see changes in terms of space. This model offers two spacious rows of seats and accommodates adults in both rows with ease. The same thing goes for the cargo area, which features above-average numbers, though models like CR-V or Forester are even more spacious.
2022 Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro Engine
When it comes to the powertrain, we don’t expect to see experiments from the Japanese manufacturer. Therefore, a 2.5-liter gasoline engine with 203 horsepower seems like a certain thing. This engine is super-reliable and also offers some of the highest mpg ratings in the segment. Furthermore, the 8-speed automatic transmission does a pretty amazing job.
Some sources also suggest the possibility of a 2022 Toyota RAV4 TRD Hybrid model. This doesn’t sound impossible either, especially if we consider that the current model offers pretty respectable performances and impressive fuel economy. However, its AWD system isn’t particularly great and that’s why gasoline engine remains our favorite. On the other side, we definitely don’t expect to see the TRD Pro version of the new plug-in hybrid model.
2022 Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro Release Date and Price
The 2022 Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro still waits for the official confirmation but if it arrives, our rough estimation is that the price would go around 35.000 dollars.
Next Year Could Be Good Year For Mid-Cycle Update
Besides the rumored 2022 Toyota RAV4 TRD Pro model, the next year could also get a mid-cycle refresh, according to some of our insiders. However, we don’t expect to see too significant updates in this case. Simply, the current model still looks really amazing. Moreover, it is one of the most attractive models in the class. Therefore, smaller styling revisions are the only things we could see.
On the other side, we could see some smaller revisions on the inside, in terms of new color schemes. Also, it’s always possible to see improvements in terms of tech features, safety systems etc. On the other side, we probably won’t see novelties under the hood.