In Japan, presented a copy of Toyota RAV4October 29, 2020
Small Japanese company Mitsuoka has shown its first crossover Buddy.
The new Buddy is a redesigned Toyota RAV4, although there is no mention of the popular Japanese model in the official press release. Mitsuoka wanted to build an American-style SUV and for this they equipped the cross with a revised front end and a modified stern.
At the front, the Buddy is reminiscent of a 1990s Chevrolet Tahoe with a large chrome grille and split square headlights. From the side, the crossover looks more like the standard RAV4 model. At the rear, it is worth noting the presence of vertical taillights, a redesigned tailgate and a chrome bumper trim.
Currently, there are no photos of the interior, while it can be assumed that even if the novelty borrows the interior from the RAV4, then Mitsuoka will give it a certain uniqueness. The Japanese company has now announced a color palette of 11 solid body colors and six two-tone liveries.
The Cross Buddy will get the same engine range as the RAV4 model. Consequently, the novelty is equipped with a 168-horsepower 2.0-liter gasoline engine and a 175-horsepower 2.5-liter hybrid unit. In turn, Mitsuoka will announce the acceptance of orders for the new model on November 26 this year, at the same time its cost will be announced.
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