Japanese company Toyota has officially announced the world premiere of the compact SUV RAV4, and published the first image of popular SU.
Set to be heavily inspired by the FT-AC concept that was revealed at last November's LA motor show, as well being sleeker the buff front indicates the next RAV4 will borrow some of the show car's added toughness.
The TNGA underpinnings should ensure the latest RAV4 is a considerable improvement to drive compared to the SUV it replaces.
While no official details have been released, it's likely that the new vehicle will feature bold, modern styling inspired by the FT-AC concept show at the Los Angeles Motor Show in November 2017 - some similarities in the cars' profiles can be seen in Toyota's otherwise unrevealing teaser image.
It seems unlikely Toyota will offer a diesel option in the new RAV4, but it is likely it will be offered with a choice of hybrid power plants including the new 2.0 litre hybrid, as well as Toyota's new 2.0 litre petrol.
Set to be available with both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, the Toyota SUV will come with the auto maker's latest active safety tech and semi-autonomous cruise control.
Likely to be on sale shortly after the NY show it's not known when we'll get our cars, but it's thought the RAV4 should be on sale Down Under before the end of 2018.