New Toyota RAV4 Receives TRD Goodies


The Toyota RAV4 was recently launched in South Africa, but the brand’s TRD (Toyota Racing Development)  division has been busy preparing sportier and more offroad-biased kits for the SUV.

There are 5 RAV4 derivatives on offer, catering for different needs and budget, so if you are considering buying the new RAV4 you will have to consider what your needs are and how much you are willing to pay. There are no diesel engines available and buyers have the choice of manual gearboxes or CVT.

While the new RAV4 represents a bold new look for Toyota, the brand’s TRD arm has been hard at work making the family SUV look more aggressive and more 4×4 focused.

TRD has announced 2 kits for the Toyota RAV4; Field Monster and Street Monster. The former focuses purely on the off-road aspect of the product and bolts on wider wheel arches, new 17-inch alloys wrapped in off-road rubber, mud flaps and finishes it off with TRD decals.


Street Monster aims for a more JDM-style urban look and boasts a more aggressive front bumper, side skirts and a lowered suspension, improving the stance of the vehicle. TRD has also made available individual items such as 20-inch alloy wheels, performance dampers, custom exhausts and roof racks.

Should Toyota South Africa make these accessories available for local RAV4 owners?

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Matshepo is a Junior Journalist at OStudio Post.

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