Toyota RAV4 Gets New Adventure Off-Road Package II In Japan, Makes Black Bumpers Cool Again
Toyota announced a series of model year updates for the RAV4 in Japan including more tech inside the cabin and the new “Adventure Offroad Package II” bringing rugged looks and greater off-road capability.
Starting with the new trim, it is an evolution of the “Adventure Offroad Package” that was first revealed back in 2020. The new package is based on the EU-spec Adventure or US-spec TRD Offroad trims which are visually distinguished thanks to the different grille, skid-plates, bumper intakes, wheels, and fender add-ons. However, the Adventure Offroad Package II takes it a step further by painting some parts in a special “Gori Gori Black” shade.
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The “Gori Gori Black” paint is applied on the front and rear bumpers, and on the mirror caps. The duo-tone treatment is enhanced by the black mica shade of the roof, the matte-black 18-inch alloy wheels, and the plastic cladding all around the bodywork.
The result might bring to mind the unpainted bumpers found in base-spec models from the ’90s, but here it serves a completely different purpose. Instead of being a cost-cutting measure, the “Gori Gori Black” is actually more expensive than the body-colored treatment, making the textured parts more durable to scratches. For those who are not fans of the black-bumper looks, Toyota is also offering regular paint options.
Inside, we find orange accents on the stitching and on the trim around the storage compartments, alongside the Offroad Adventure badge on the dashboard. Other off-road-focused options include the grippy A/T tires by Falken (225/60R18), the “Gori Gori Black” front and rear skid plates, bi-color LED foglights, and a 10 mm (0.4 inches) suspension lift for increased ground clearance.
Tech Upgrades Across The Lineup For 2023
Just like in the facelifted EU-spec 2023 Toyota RAV4, the Japanese model benefits from a series of tech updates. These include the new digital cockpit comprising a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.5-inch infotainment touchscreen with new software and improved navigation which are also available in the facelifted JDM-spec Toyota Corolla. Additionally, the RAV4 gains a digital rearview mirror with the ability to record video from the front and rear cameras on an SD card. Finally, the Toyota Safety Sense ADAS suite has been improved in regard to vehicle and pedestrian detection when turning.
In terms of powertrain options, the Japanese-spec RAV4 remains available in ICE-only, regular hybrid, and plug-in hybrid flavors. The petrol variants with the 2.0-liter engine come in 2WD or 4WD guises, while the electrified models with the 2.5-liter engine and e-motors come standard with the E-Four system. The only change is that Toyota renamed the plug-in hybrid RAV4 from PHEV to Z. Notably, entry-level trims of the RAV4 get the old halogen headlights instead of the cool-looking LED units that debuted with the facelift.
The price range of the updated RAV4 lineup is ¥2,938,000 – ¥5,633,000 ($20,301 – 38,923) making it more expensive than the previous model year. As for the Toyota RAV4 Adventure Offroad Package II, this one is priced between ¥3,884,000 – ¥4,503,000 ($26,836 – $31,115).
2023 Toyota RAV4 Adventure Offroad Package II (JDM-Spec)