The Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover SUV (sport utility vehicle) produced by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota. The vehicle was designed for consumers wanting a vehicle that had most of the benefits of SUVs, such as increased cargo room, higher visibility, and the option of full-time four-wheel drive, along with the maneuverability and fuel economy of a compact car.
The first-generation RAV4, known as the XA10 series, was constructed on a unique platform that shared Carina and Corolla elements. It launched in Japan in May 1994. Design and development commenced in 1989 under code-name 153T, with design approval and start of production development in the second half of 1991 on the 3-door version and in 1993 for the 5-door version. In March 1995, the 5-door was launched and introduced to the US in January 1996, with standard dual airbags.
The Toyota RAV4 was the best-selling SUV model in 2019 for a second year in a row with sales increasing by roughly 14 percent. Toyota models were also amongst the best-selling cars and light trucks. Cumulative figures for the top-selling SUV passed 10 million at the end of February 2020, spanning five generations of the vehicle manufactured since 1994.
According to wikipedia.org, statista.com and newsroom.toyota.eu