The Toyota RAV4 gets a little tougher in Japan with the newly launched Off-Road Package II. It is somewhat similar to the RAV4 TRD Off-Road available in the United States but with additional powertrain and color options.
The Offroad Package II gives the Japanese-market RAV4 a 0.39-inch (10 mm) suspension lift. It also equips the crossover with a matte black finish and a set of 18-inch wheels with 225/60 all-terrain tires.
Toyota adds textured trim to the body, and it calls the shade Gori Gori Black for these pieces. Along with the monotone paint option, this trim appears on the lower front fascia, wheel wells, mirror caps, side sills, and rear bumper. Choosing a two-tone body color adds that accent to the top of the nose.
In monochrome, the Offroad Package II is available in Super White II, Gray Metallic, and Attitude Black Mica. Two tone options are Attitude Black Mica and Urban Khaki or Attitude Black Mica and Greyish Blue.
Inside, this model gets red and black accents. The seats have perforated synthetic leather upholstery.
The RAV4 is available with two engines in Japan with the Off-Road Package II. There’s a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder that makes 169 horsepower (126 kW) and 153 pound-feet (207 Nm) of torque. Another option is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with hybrid support. Toyota’s Japanese-market spec sheet Total system output is not listed, but this setup produces 219 hp (163 kW) in the US.
The Off-Road Package II with the 2.0-liter engine is priced at 3,884,000 yen ($26,845 at current exchange rates). The 2.5-liter hybrid is priced at 4,503,000 yen ($31,119).
In addition to the Offroad Package II, Toyota has some minor updates for the rest of the RAV4 lineup in Japan. The suite of safety tech gets a pre-collision system that is now able to detect vehicles turning right at intersections and pedestrians crossing the road when turning right or left. Vehicles with a 10.5-inch infotainment screen now have an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot. Also, the digital rearview mirror now has a recording function.
If you’re looking for a rugged RAV4 in America, there’s both the TRD off-road model and the recent Hybrid Woodland Edition. The latter model has a built-in 120-volt inverter that can power household items while off-grid. It also has a TRD-tuned suspension.