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News Summary: Toyota unveils latest RAV4

The Associated Press

THE CROSSOVER: Toyota is unveiling a revamped RAV4 crossover vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. Crossovers are popular because they combine the roominess of an SUV with the tighter handling and better gas mileage of a car. The new 2013 RAV4 has a sharper, more muscular look than the boxier outgoing model.

RIVALS: The RAV4 competes in a hotly contested and crowded segment of the market, which includes the recently redesigned Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Chevrolet Equinox.

ON SALE: The new RAV4 goes on sale early next year. Although the vehicle's price has not yet been released, expect it to cost $22,500 to $23,000.