I would also be interested in looking at demographics for the "typical" Rav4 driver/owner (male vs female). If the females are in the majority, then one has to ask how many of them actually look for a V6. Some do, I'm sure. But if the majority of those who bought V6 variants are male, and they are in the minority of buyers, then perhaps there are numbers that really support the drop of the V6.
This might be supported further by the apparent "feminization" that I have seen other male posters refer to, when discussing the styling. Has this segment become targeted specifically to females? I'm sure that some would say it always was.
Of course, the mentioned CAFE standards are sure to play a huge part as well.
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