2013 Toyota RAV4 leaked ahead of L.A. debut

The first pictures of the 2013 Toyota RAV4 have leaked to the web ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this week.

Looking more refined than its predecessor, the redesigned model has a sporty front fascia with an angular grille, distinctive headlights and a plastic lower insert. There's also a sloping roofline, a tailgate-mounted spoiler and wraparound taillights.

The interior is also revamped with a new dashboard that incorporates an infotainment system, secondary controls and a wave-shaped protrusion. We can also see a three-spoke steering wheel, metallic trim and circular air vents.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but choices could include a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 178 bhp (133 kW) and a 3.5-liter V6 with 268 bhp (200 kW). Both will likely be connected to a new six-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system.

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