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Is there ANY country besides the US and Canada where Toyota offers the V6 RAV4??

I want to import a Right-hand drive V6 RAV4 to my country, but unfortunately it looks like the V6 is only offered in the US (which is Left-Hand Drive---so no point importint that one!).

I checked Australian Toyota website as well, but no V6. The Japanese model is 10 inch shorter than the US model and also no V6 :-(
 
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U.K is even worse

I read somewhere on the message board that not only the U.K version is smaller (4335 mm in length as opposed to 4600mm), but it also has ONLY a 2.0 liter engine from the 2nd generation RAV4. So U.K is even worse!

I don't know if a special order RAV4 can be built from Japan. i.e take the Australian model and equip it with the American V6.
 
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Only USA and Canada have V6.

Europe has 2 diesels and 2.0.
Japan has 2.0 with CVT.
 
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Nope JDM spec models come 2.4L with CVT no 2.0L in Japan.
 

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Continuously Variable Transmission. Its a single speed transmission with infinate ratios. Basically the engine stays at its torque peak rpm and the transmission changes its ratio. They are used all over. The Ford 500 has one, the old Subaru Justy and a bunch others that I cannot remember at this time..

works on the same principal as a snowmobile transmission

http://www.edmunds.com/ownership/techcenter/articles/45104/article.html
 

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constant velocity transmission. Its a single speed transmission with infinate ratios. Basically the engine stays at its torque peak rpm and the transmission changes its ratio. They are used all over. The Ford 500 has one, the old Subaru Justy and a bunch others that I cannot remember at this time..

works on the same principal as a snowmobile transmission

http://www.edmunds.com/ownership/techcenter/articles/45104/article.html
CVT= Continuously Variable Transmission.
 

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oh man you are right. Thats what happens when yu get up at 2 am to go to work! Somehow I meant to type Continuously Variable Transmission but was thinking a a cv joint and typed that. Thanks for the catch!

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flyingn said:
constant velocity transmission. Its a single speed transmission with infinate ratios. Basically the engine stays at its torque peak rpm and the transmission changes its ratio. They are used all over. The Ford 500 has one, the old Subaru Justy and a bunch others that I cannot remember at this time..

works on the same principal as a snowmobile transmission

http://www.edmunds.com/ownership/techcenter/articles/45104/article.html
CVT= .
 
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