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Unlikely the RAV4 will get redesigned for 2016. The current generation came out in 2013, so still middle-aged for a RAV4 generation.
This hybrid mostly likely just represents an add-on to the current generation, albeit with a few tweaks like those nice tail lights.
In any case, if this priced reasonably AND it has AWD, it may just be a done deal for us. However, if it's astronomically priced (ie. over $40000 CAD for Limited AWD) or if it is limited to FWD, then we might just go with something else, possibly a gas-only AWD RAV4 or a competitor's similarly sized crossover / SUV.
BTW, personally I think it is not a great idea to buy a new 2015 RAV4 this weekend. At least wait until next weekend, after the hybrid reveal has happened. Maybe they'll throw in some other clues about the 2016 non-hybrid then. It's only an extra few days.