This Raptor-fied Toyota RAV4 isn’t the Ford-killer you’re waiting for

We definitely dig the look, though
by Drei Laurel | Jan 27, 2022
This is a Toyota RAV4 by Raptor Japan
PHOTO: Raptor Japan

Recently, word got out on the Internet that Toyota was busy working on something to rival the likes of the Ford F-150 Raptor. We can assure you that despite the massive lettering on its side saying otherwise, this thing isn’t it. 

So, what is this? This is a Toyota RAV4 that’s been toughened up by a company called Raptor—hence the ‘Raptor’ decal plastered on it. It was recently on display at the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon.

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The company actually offers paint jobs exactly like this one, giving vehicles a rugged appearance courtesy of some matte outside. This isn’t just meant for aesthetics, though, as the company adds it improves the exterior’s surface durability as well.

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This RAV4 also flaunts aftermarket wheels and tires, as well as a menacing black bull bar installed on its face along with a custom badge replacing Toyota’s logo.

So yeah, you’re going to have to wait a little while longer before something Raptor-beating comes out of Toyota. We have to say we’re really digging this RAV4’s stealthy and military-like aesthetic, though. Would you cover your car in this stuff?

You can check out more of this ride in the video below:

Toyota RAV4 Raptor

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PHOTO: Raptor Japan
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