As seen on:

SMH Logo News Logo

Call 1300 303 181

Australia’s Best New Car News, Reviews and Buying Advice

So What's Original?

Have you seen the latest Toyota commercials for the new RAV 4?

They claim it is ‘the original SUV’, the one that started it all.

Hrrmph, haven’t they forgotten the Range Rover? This was introduced in 1969 and created a completely new market segment- a four wheel drive vehicle that serves as well on or off the road. Now that’s the concept of an SUV so it’s very cheeky to claim the RAV4 as the first, seeing as the RAnge Rover preceeded it by some twenty five years. But then do you believe everything you see in an ad?