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2013 Toyota RAV4 preview

  • Be one of the first to see the new RAV4
  • at a private What Car? preview
  • First deliveries on March 1, 2013

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Emma Butcher

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You wont see a new Toyota RAV4 on the road until March 2013, but were giving you an early opportunity to get hands on with Toyotas fourth-generation compact SUV.

The RAV4 has been going strong for almost 20 years, and this latest model is more conventional than its predecessor, with a lower driving position, and its side-opening tailgate replaced with a more practical top-hinged arrangement.

Toyota has addressed complaints about poor forward visibility by giving the car slim front pillars, while comfort has also been a focus for designers.

Toyotas managed to do all of this, and slash the price of its entry-level version by an impressive 1745 thanks to the new 2.0-litre 2WD diesel in the range.

With a starting price of 22,595, the RAV4s still pricier than rivals such as the Honda CR-V and Nissan Qashqai, but does it shine in other areas? We want you to tell us.

Were holding an exclusive early preview of the RAV4 at What Car? HQ in Teddington, Middlesex, on the afternoon of Thursday, January 31.

If you want to see for yourself whether the new RAV has what it takes to sail through another decade, send us the following details:

• Your name
• Your age
• Your mobile phone number
• What you do for a living
• What car you currently drive
• Where youll be travelling from on the day
• Why youre interested in previewing the new Toyota RAV4
• Where you first heard about this event (Twitter, Facebook, word of mouth, whatcar.com or elsewhere)

Send the above to readertestteam@whatcar.com

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