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Where is the Rav4 Built?

I was told by one person at Toyota.com that the Rav4s are all made in Japan. The local dealer told me they were built at a plant in Kentucky.

Anyone know for sure?
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They are built at a plant outside of Toronto.
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They are built at a plant outside of Toronto.
While most SAP and a few base and Limiteds are still imported from Japan ...though NOT much currently, due to tsunami

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Tahara, Japan in central Japan and Woodstock, Canada. Parts availability may become an issue. My understanding is that production in Japan from Toyota at all their plants is very limited right now.
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I am trying to purchase a new Rav4 6 cyl but the color/style combination that I want is not on the lot or any others nearby. We have ageed on price and put a deposit down so the dealer put in a 'preference' request at the plant and we should know in about 10 days if he can get that one allocated them.

Strange that from two Toyota industry employees no one seems to know that they were built in Canada and what models were coming from Japan.
Ask 10 different Toyota reps and get 10 answers! Thanks for clearing it up for me.
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My understanding is that all North American market Rav4's are built in Ontario.
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My 2 came from Japan

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My 2 came from Japan
What years?

The NA production started in 2008 ( model year 2009 ).

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Both of our 2008's are made in Japan models.

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While most SAP and a few base and Limiteds are still imported from Japan ...though NOT much currently, due to tsunami
RAVMAN should know since he gets them off the boat. My 2010 SAP is Japanese. At least last year, I think all SAP came from Japan. Canada was supposed to take over most of the production of the RAV4 for North America.
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