Toyota has released its first teaser of the fifth-generation RAV4, which is set to make its debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS).

The shadowy image depicts a vehicle that appears a lot sleeker than the current RAV4, with a raised bonnet as well as a less rakish rear window. These cues can also be seen on a test mule that was captured by our spy photographers in the past.

Based on the attached photos, it looks like the FT-AC concept will have some influence on how the new RAV4 will look like. The most noticeable feature is the Tacoma-styled face, which can also be found on the latest Hilux.

2019 Toyota RAV4 render (left), 2019 Toyota RAV4 prototype (right)

Aside from the spyshots, rendering artists have also imagined what the SUV might look like. However, there doesn’t appear to be a lot of similarities shared between the render and sighted test mule, or even the teaser for that matter. Keeping an open mind for now, we’ll have to wait for the RAV4’s global premiere so see what’s what.

No further details about the RAV4 were provided, but it will likely ride on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) like the Prius, Camry and C-HR. A switch to turbocharged engines is also likely, along with a new hybrid setup.

GALLERY: 2019 Toyota RAV4 spyshots