It is an SUV manufactured by Toyota.
It is a model that was the forerunner of the off-road vehicle "Cross over SUV" that is based on the monocoque structure passenger vehicle, and the RAV4 had a big impact on the SUV market.
The first generation of RAV4 was a compact size SUV that belonged to the "Group 5 body size" in Japan, but due to the demand mostly from the North American market, the body size increased in each model change, and it became the Group 3 body size after the second generation.
In the main Western market, it is a compact size SUV compared to competitor SUVs.
RAV4 continues to grow the sales number worldwide, and it is a world strategy vehicle used in more than 200 countries around the world, including all areas of Europe, North America, South America, Oceania, China, Southeast Asia, and South Africa.
The name RAV4 is the abbreviation of "Recreational Active Vehicle 4 wheel drive."