In 2016, Team Ryan Millen and the Rally RAV4 proved that a stock powertrain, front-wheel-drive RAV4 can be quite potent. This season, the Toyota Rally RAV4 and Millen are gearing up for more competition in 2017.  Armed with new navigator and co-driver, Rhianon Gelsomino, the team will compete in the newly formed American Rally Association (ARA) series.  In addition, the team will compete in select Rally America and NASA Rally Sport races.

An announcement was made today that electric car company Tesla Motors will be partnering with Toyota to develop a new electric version of the RAV4.

The electric RAV4 was a popular car that developed a niche following that seemed to grow in popularity after the vehicle’s production run ended. Toyota offered its original version of the electric RAV4 SUV from 1997 to 2003. Its range was approximately 100 miles on a full charge and its top speed was just under 80 mph.

The RAV 4 is styled like a small SUV based on a car frame, and even Off-Road.com found it to be a fun vehicle to modify for off-road use (see the Trucklet build here).