Over the years, the trend of modifying cars and motorcycles has really grown. There are now more variety of accessories, kits available for the owners to play around. In India, we have seen many modified examples of hatchbacks, SUVs and sedans and we have featured many of them on our website as well. Not just India, customising or modifying a vehicle has always been a big thing in other countries as well. Here we have Toyota RAV4 SUV that is modified to look like a Lamborghini Urus SUV. And Toyota is considering the RAV4 for the Indian market.
This modified example is from Japan and the Toyota RAV4 SUV is installed with a body kit from Albermo, a tuning company based in Japan. The Kit definitely looks loud on the car and gives it a distinct identity. As many of you would have already noticed the resemblance with the more expensive Lamborghini Urus. The company is definitely inspired by Lamborghini Urus and have creating this Kit for Toyota RAV4.
The Kit retains the stock headlamps that come with RAV4. The Lamborghini badge at the front has been replaced with tuner’s emblem. The front of the car gets Lamborghini like aggressive bumper with mesh grille on the lower portion and faux air vents. Major modifications are done to the front of the car in comparison to other areas. The company also offers a roof mounted spoiler and side skirts as part of the kit. These parts can be bought individually or as a package and total cost of the kit is 240,000 yen which is approximately Rs 1.72 lakh. The kit looks quite radical on the car but it may not appeal to everyone as a lot of people like subtle design cues.
Coming back to the Toyota RAV4 SUV, it is a good looking SUV and Toyota is considering launching the SUV in India. Toyota had discontinued the Corolla Altis recently and the RAV4 is expected to be launched in place of that. Internationally, Toyota offers RAV4 with a 2.5 litre petrol engine only. A hybrid version of the same is also available and it is not known whether we would be getting the same engine here as well.
Toyota will also launch a rebadged version of the Maruti Brezza later this year in the market. The rebadged version of the Brezza will get the same mechanicals but a significant restyling. It’s expected to be called the Urban Cruiser. In terms of pricing, the new SUV is expected to get a similar price tag as the Maruti Brezza.