Toyota displays on the home market the most affordable crossover

Toyota displays on the home market the most affordable crossover


Toyota displays on the home market compact SUV Raize. Novelty opens the SUV range of the brand. The cross is offered in four trim levels, also has several packages from court tuning Studio. But the engine can not be selected.

After the “leak” pamphlets on the new models, and a series of spy photos, Toyota finally introduced a small SUV Raize. The name consists of two words – rise and raise both can be translated as “rise”, “rise”. Toyota also own the cross described as “active car that charges everyday life.” The new product is a clone debuted a couple of weeks ago at the exhibition in Tokyo SUV from Daihatsu, the brand owned by Toyota. By the way, Daihatsu is today officially announced that its model revived the name Rocky: in the 90-ies of the last years so called compact frame SUV brand with permanent all-wheel drive.


Toyota Raize and the new Rocky, of course, monocoque, both cross-built on a platform DNGA (Daihatsu New Global Architecture) is a kind of TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture). The dimensions of the machines are identical: the length is equal to 3995 mm, width – 1695 mm, height – 1620 mm, wheelbase – 2525 mm ground clearance – 185 mm.

Externally from the model of Daihatsu SUV of Toyota’s different design front: Raize at the other grille, bumper and fog lights, horizontal strips of daytime running lamps instead of vertical. But for cross Toyota offers several packages of improvements, including kits from court tuning Studio Modellista and TRD.

Salons are the same, the only difference is the screen multimedia system. And Toyota Raize in the “base” has a plastic insert instead of a tablet, while Rocky the “media” is already in the cheapest configuration. The machines are simpler analog devices and air conditioning with the “Twister”, more expensive versions based on virtual “tidy” and climate control. Luggage capacity – 303 litres according to the VDA method, with the “underground” – 369 liters.

Also in the list of equipment includes a Smart Assist from Daihatsu: auto brake system (with detection of pedestrians), traffic sign recognition, warning about withdrawal from the occupied bandwidth and monitoring “blind” zones, adaptive cruise control, containment system in the strip and Parking aid.

Engine one for two is uncontested gasoline “turbotron” 1KR-VET 1.0 98 HP (140 Nm), it is paired only with a CVT D CVT from Daihatsu. The CVT combines V-belt mechanism, a torque Converter and a planetary gear. But you can choose front – wheel drive or full. According to unofficial sources, later crosses can also get a hybrid installation based on the air motor 1.2.


The production of both SUV launched in Japan at the factory Daihatsu. Interestingly, Toyota Raize was cheaper than his brother: front wheel drive cross cost 1 679 000 – 2 060 000 Ian (15 400 – 18 900 dollars), four-wheel drive costs from 1 to 2 918 800 282 800 yen (17 600 – 21 000 dollars). Daihatsu Rocky is from 1 to 705 000 2 422 200 yen (15 700 – 22 250 dollars). Note that Raize is also the most affordable crossover in the range of Toyotas. So, the next in seniority SUV, image of C-HR in Japan will cost at least 2 367 000 yen (21 $ 700).

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It is expected that Raize and Rocky will be global under the brand Daihatsu model will sell in countries of Southeast Asia, and SUV Toyota needs to get to South America and other regions. Moreover, in different markets, the new model Toyota may be different – from the size to the engine range.

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