The Toyota RAV4 is only a few years old but that hasn't stopped the company from unveiling a facelifted model at the New York Auto Show.

The Toyota RAV4 is only a few years old but that hasn't stopped the company from unveiling a facelifted model at the New York Auto Show.

Looking instantly recognizable, the crossover has a new front fascia with a slender grille, smaller headlights and an angular lower air intake.  The model also has revised rocker panels, a new rear bumper and updated lift gate.  Last but not least, there's restyled wheels, silver skid plates (on higher-end variants) and a revised color palette with three new colors: Silver Sky Metallic, Black Currant Metallic and Electric Storm Blue.

The interior features a number of minor changes including higher quality materials and additional soft touch plastics.  There's also a new shifter, a sunglass holder and improved cup holders which can accommodate tall mugs with handles.  Rounding out the changes are a revised instrument cluster and additional USB and V12 outlets.

There will also be a new SE variant which features a sportier front bumper, a revised grille and LED head- and taillights.  The model also boasts a sport-tuned suspension and 18-inch alloy wheels.

To spruce up the cabin, designers added SofTex Seats, a black headliner and gunmetal finish trim.  Additional changes are limited but there's steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters and a unique instrument cluster with red pointers.

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