New Toyota RAV4 Adventure Off-road Package II Debuts in Japan: Features and Pricing Revealed

Jacob Brooke
October 12, 2023
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Toyota has unveiled a special-edition RAV4 in Japan, amplifying the SUV's rugged aesthetics. Named the RAV4 Adventure Off-road Package II, this edition is an enhancement of the flagship Edge trim, boasting several off-road modifications.

Exclusive to the Japanese market, this RAV4 variant is equipped with Wildpeak All-Terrain tyres, a suspension lift that boosts ground clearance by 10mm (reaching 210mm for petrol models and 205mm for hybrids), and integrated high-mount roof rails with optional cross bars. The exterior is further accentuated with a two-tone 'Gori Gori' paint package, which gives the front fascia, mirror caps, and skid plates a textured, matte black finish reminiscent of spray-in bedliners found on utility vehicles. This is complemented by a contrasting black roof, rear garnish between the tail-lights, and the option of a metallic 'mint' green called Urban Khaki or a vibrant 'Grayish Blue'.

The result? A RAV4 that not only looks ready for adventure but also boasts credible off-road features. However, Toyota Australia has confirmed that there are no current plans to introduce this variant down under. A spokesperson from Toyota Australia mentioned, "While we are always exploring opportunities to diversify our vehicle offerings, this particular variant is not on our immediate radar."

For those in other markets craving an off-road RAV4, there's the TRD Off-Road specification available in the USA, which is based on the Edge and features all-terrain tyres and TRD suspension tweaks. Additionally, the Woodland Edition Hybrid, based on the GXL/XLE, showcases bronze alloy wheels and all-terrain tyres.

In Japan, the RAV4 Adventure Off-road Package II is priced at ¥3,884,000 (~A$40,700) for the 2.0-litre petrol model and ¥4,503,000 (~A$47,200) for the 2.5-litre hybrid. For comparison, the 2023 RAV4 Edge Hybrid in Australia starts at A$58,360.

For those in Australia wanting to add a rugged touch to their RAV4, some Japanese TRD (Toyota Racing Developments) Adventure accessories, including roof racks and light pods, are available from online retailers.

Quick Overview:

  • Model Grades: RAV4 Adventure Off-road Package II (based on Edge trim)
  • Key Changes: Wildpeak All-Terrain tyres, 10mm suspension lift, 'Gori Gori' two-tone paint, high-mount roof rails.
  • Specs: 2.0-litre petrol or 2.5-litre hybrid, both with increased ground clearance.
  • Pricing (Japan): Starts at ¥3,884,000 (~A$40,700) for 2.0-litre; ¥4,503,000 (~A$47,200) for 2.5-litre hybrid.
Jacob Brooke
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