The Toyota Raize is a five-door subcompact crossover SUV that was released on 5 November 2019. The Toyota-badged model, also known as the A200/A250 series Daihatsu Rocky is manufactured by Daihatsu and is built on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA-A) platform with a front-engine, front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive system.
Now, let us get to know more about the features, specs, and price of the New Toyota Raize.
Why is Toyota Raize So Popular?
The New Toyota Raize proves to be one of the top-selling cars in the automotive market nowadays as it also becomes the top-selling SUV in Japan in 2020 from Apr 2020 to Mar 2021. The Raize’s popularity continues to grow as it was also released in other international markets like Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Mexico, and America. But why is Toyota Raize so popular?
The Toyota Raize is a small car that is designed to be active, useful, and compact. It
is for customers who want to drive an SUV and need more space to load a lot of luggage, but also want to have a car that is compact and easy to drive. The Raize not just provides a pleasant driving experience, but also practicality, comfortability, and affordability. With an impressive array of interior features, modern exterior designs, spacious luggage area, and fuel efficiency, it is not a surprise that it becomes popular amongst buyers. For it can be used not just for leisure but also for everyday use.
The Toyota Raize has a body of 3995 millimeters long, 1695 millimeters wide, and a 2525 millimeters wheelbase with 200 millimeters ground clearance. The Raize has angular bumper corners, a front trapezoid lower grille, large front and rear LED headlamps, LED halogen fog lights, DRL, parking sensors, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The Toyota Raize is also available in eight body colors which you can choose from: Shiny Pearl White, Bright Silver Metallic, Black Mica Metallic, Beige Metallic, Fire Quartz Red Metallic, Lase Blue Crystal Shine, Mustard Yellow Mica Metallic, and Turquoise Blue Mica Metallic. For the Z grade variants, there are three body colors with two-tone color schemes – with a Black Mica Metallic roof. The Turquoise Blue Mica Metallic, Shining White Pearl, and Bright Silver Metallic.
The Toyota Raize cabin has a comfortable and modern environment with great interiors that offer advanced driving functions for a smooth and pleasant ride. The instrument panel includes a 7-inch TFT color LCD display, LED digital speedometer, tachometer, low fuel warning light, and shift position indicator, along with a smartphone-linkable 9-inch audio display that enables the use of SmartDeviceLink and Apple CarPlay apps, three-spoke steering wheels, a multi-function steering wheel, paddle shifters, shift knob, air conditioning, 12-volt power socket, speakers, push-button start, power door locks, and power windows.
The Toyota Raize comes with two engine options: 1.0L (996 cc) 1KR-VET straight-3 turbocharged gasoline engine producing maximum power and torque of 72 kW (97 hp; 98 PS) at 6000 rpm, 40 Nm (100 lb-ft) at 2400-4000 rpm. And a 1.2L (1198 cc) WA-VE straight-3 naturally aspirated gasoline engine producing maximum power and torque of 64–65 kW (86–87 hp; 87–88 PS) at 6000 rpm, 113 Nm (83 lb-ft) at 4500 rpm. These engines are paired either with a five-speed manual or Dual-Mode Continuously Variable Transmission (D-CVT) with an average fuel economy between 17.4 km/L for 4WD – 18.6 km/L for 2WD models. For the hybrid-electric model, it comes with a 1.2L (1198 cc) WA-VEX straight-3 engine producing 60 kW (80 hp; 82 PS) and torque of 105 Nm (77 lb-ft).
The Toyota Raize offers a spacious 369-liter luggage capacity with a movable deck board for more capacity and convenience. It measures 1000 millimeters in width, 755 millimeters in length when the deck board is placed in a high position, and 865 millimeters in height when the deck board is in a low position. The SUV has a very comfortable space for both passengers and luggage along with compartments inside the cabin like cup holders, glove box, center console accessory case, center open tray, bottle holder, front and rear door pocket, and passenger seats back pocket. In addition, the rear passenger seat has a 6:4-fold with a reclining mechanism to further increase the luggage area, enabling large or long items to be loaded.
For safety features, the Toyota Raize comes fitted with the latest Smart Assist Safety system which includes Adaptive Cruise Control with All Speed Tracking, Crash Avoidance Braking Function, Smart Panorama Parking Assist system, and Erroneous Start Prevention Function with braking control. Along with Lane Departure Warning, Vehicle Stability Control, SRS driver and passenger airbags, side airbags, front and rear seats curtain shield airbags, and 3-point seat belt with ELR with pretensioner and force limiter mechanism.
Toyota Raize Grades
Toyota Raize X
The Toyota Raize X is the entry-level that comes with a 1.0L 1KR-VET turbocharged gasoline engine and a 1.2L WA-VE naturally aspirated gasoline engine. It comes equipped with Smart Assist Safety features, Idling stop function, push-button start, 2 speakers, ABS and brake assist with EBD, traction control, Emergency brake signal, and 16-inch steel wheel.
Toyota Raize X ”S”
The Toyota Raize X”S” is equipped with a 1.0L 1KR-VET turbocharged gasoline engine and a 1.2L WA-VE naturally aspirated gasoline engine. It also comes with standard features which include manual air conditioning, power door locks, TRC, ABS and brake assist with EBD, roof spoiler and rear side spoiler, hill start assist control, Smart Key System, Smart Assist Safety features, SRS airbags, 2 speakers, and a 16-inch steel wheel.
Toyota Raize G
The Toyota Raize G is the middle entry level equipped with a 1.0L 1KR-VET turbocharged gasoline engine, 1.2L WA-VE naturally aspirated gasoline engine, and 1.2L WA-VEX hybrid engine. The Raize G comes fitted with an idling stop device, electric power steering, Smart Assist Safety features, Auto high beam corner sensor, LED digital speedometer, 7-inch TFT LCD display, 4 speakers, automatic air conditioning, and 16-inch aluminum wheels.
Toyota Raize Z
The Toyota Raize Z comes with three engine choices: 1.0L 1KR-VET turbocharged gasoline engine, 1.2L WA-VE naturally aspirated gasoline engine, and a 1.2L WA-VEX hybrid engine. It is also equipped with standard features including Smart Assist Safety System, adaptive driving beam, lane keep control, 4 speakers, adjustable driver seat, automatic air-conditioning, and 17-inch aluminum wheels.
The Toyota Raize is without a doubt one of the top-selling SUVs these days, with its compact size, amazing design, advanced features, comfortable interior cabin, impressive fuel economy, and spacious boot space, it is really a fun car to drive around. So, what are you waiting for? Visit the BE FORWARD store for more model options, colors, years, and engines that will definitely suit your budget.
Written by: Esther Abranilla