Meet the Toyota Raize: An exciting compact crossover we hope would come to the Philippines

Updated Mar 22, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The brochure for the new Toyota Raize gets leaked and it looks like the unnamed Daihatsu model at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.

Toyota Raize's brochure gets leaked

At the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, Daihatsu, a company that’s been in a close working relationship with Toyota, unveiled a small crossover: Toyota Raize.

As we’ve said, Toyota has been releasing Daihatsu made cars in the Philippines like the Toyota Wigo, the Toyota Rush, the Toyota Avanza.

Now this new Daihatsu crossover SUV, according to both Philippine and Indian news sources might do well if even released in our respective markets as currently, Toyota doesn’t have a model that’s able to compete against the MG ZS, Suzuki Vitara, and the Ford Ecosport seeing that the Rav4 has grown significantly in size and in price.

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Toyota Raize promotional material

We get a youthful, vibrant feeling from the Toyota Raize, especially from this promotional shot

While the Daihatsu model displayed at the 2019 TMS didn’t have a name, a Toyota version, specifically its brochures had recently been leaked. Called the Toyota Raize, this boxy, subcompact crossover is set to be released in Japan around next week.

>>> Check out the most-updated price list of all Toyota cars in the Philippines

All-new Toyota Raize: Variants?

Positioned below the slightly larger CH-R for the Japanese Domestic Market, the Raize will be made available in six variants, or rather, six “styles.”

The first three, the Powerful Style, the Power Style, and the Premium Style are standard variants while the other three; the Modellista Advance Blast Style, the Modellista Elegant Ice Style, and the TRD Aggressive style, will, of course, be given body kits from Toyota Racing Development or TRD and Modellista.

>>> Contact the nearest Toyota Philippines dealerships to get the latest updates for all Toyota models.

A picture of the Toyota Raize TRD Style

The TRD Style won't be getting performance parts but it does look sporty

And Toyota Raize specifications?

With regard to the Toyota Raize’s technical specifications, Toyota is yet to release details about that. Some sources, however, say that it might be getting a Daihatsu made 1.0 L. As to which one, no one’s sure. For us though, we’d rather that a Philippine spec Raize to get the 97 horsepower, 140 Nm, turbocharged 1KR-VET.

A picture of the leaked Raize brochure.

Here's a part of that leaked Toyota Raize brochure

For now, though, there are no details yet about the Toyota Raize’s interior features, its on-board tech, or about its cargo capacity. We imagine though that its significantly smaller than the current Rav4 and around the same as the current, 2020 Ford Ecosport.

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<p>Toyota leads the local automobile industry, distributed by Toyota Motor Philippines. It has a staggering total of 73 dealerships all over the country. It has 27 dealerships in Luzon, 15 in the Visayas, 11 in Mindanao, and 20 in Metro Manila, including Lexus Manila, Inc. for its service centers and sales distribution. TMP has the most extensive car lineup in the country, with its current range consisting of 20 vehicles in total. See the latest price list of Toyota vehicles in the Philippines here.</p>

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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