Sales of RAV4 stylized as old “Americans” started in Japan

Sales of RAV4 stylized as old “Americans” started in Japan

November 26, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Mitsuoka showed a full-scale sample of the Buddy cross and at the same time announced the start of its sales.

Buddy was announced last month, but then only computer generated images of the car were released. Unlike the base Toyota RAV4, the novelty has an original plumage and a revised body stern. The car has front fenders, a hood, a retro-style bumper. Shapes, lines and an abundance of chrome are reminiscent of the classic Chevrolet K5 Blazer SUV from the 1970s and 80s. Instead of block headlights from RAV4, universal analogs appeared. At the rear, the styling is changed relative to the standard RAV4 model thanks to a different bumper, which has a chrome trim.

As a base for Buddy, the standard RAV4, which has a 2.0-liter gasoline engine and a CVT transmission, and the “sequential hybrid” version, which has a 2.5-liter gasoline unit and an electromechanical gearbox, can be used. Drive – front or full.

The cost of Buddy in the Japanese market starts at 4.697 million yen, orders are accepted from November 26, the first deliveries are scheduled for June next year. The car will be produced in small series: 50 units will be produced next year, and 150 units in 2022.

Recall that the Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover, the production of which started in Japan in 1994. The first generation was positioned as a youth car for outdoor activities.

In addition, some time ago it was reported that the legendary DMC DeLorean coupe is being sold at a flea store.