Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) released a public advisory regarding the delayed delivery of the brand-new units of some of its models. In the said statement, the Japanese marque is assuring its customers that it is ensuring the quality of its products and services. It is also asking for further understanding from its clients for the said delays in deliveries.
TMP's public advisory posted on its official Facebook page
Though the brand didn’t state outright which models they’re talking about, these are no doubt models/variants that come with particularly high demand.
If you remember, we published an article on the Toyota Raize Turbo variant. In this case, the said subcompact crossover has a waiting period of up to four months. In the same report, no reasons were given for the delay, though it is connected to very high demand from customers for sure.
On the said public advisory which was also posted on TMP’s official Facebook page, a number of Toyota customers provided some comments. It appears that some are also waiting for their Toyota Hilux units as far back as February of this year, to December 2021.
Going back to the statement, TMP says that the delays are due in part to several factors affecting the global supply chain. There’s the ongoing parts supply disruption, which itself is also connected to the global semiconductor shortage which has been going on since the start of 2022.
Interestingly, models/variants in particular color options have also met some delays in delivery. We don’t have an exhaustive list for this, but we do know that people apparently can’t get enough of the Raize Turbo in White Pearl.
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There is a sizable demand for the Toyota Raize Turbo
TMP has also urged customers to direct their questions to its Customer Assistance Center. One can reach this via their landline at (02) 8819-2912.
And yes, another solution if you do not want to wait long for your Toyota unit, is to pick a variant that isn’t in demand. Again, we can’t pinpoint which of these are, so you better visit or call your nearest Toyota dealership if you really are in the market for a Toyota.
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Know more about Toyota Raize 2023
The Toyota Raize is a subcompact crossover for the Philippine market. It is a rebadged version of the Daihatsu Rocky, which was first introduced back in 2019 at the Tokyo Motor Show.
For the Philippines, the Raize is offered in four variants. Toyota Raize price range starts at Php 751,000 for the entry-level Raize E MT variant, to Php 1,056,000 for the top-spec Raize Turbo CVT variant.
The Raize has two engine options. Under the hood of the E and G trims is a 1.2-liter inline-3 engine capable of making up to 87 horsepower and 113 Nm of torque. It is then paired with a continuously variable transmission, or a five-speed manual gearbox. The top-spec version then uses a 1.0-liter turbocharged engine making 97 horsepower and 140 Nm of torque. It is then paired with a CVT. For all variants, power is then sent to its front wheels.
Size-wise, the Toyota Raize is 4,030mm long, 1,710mm wide, and 1,605mm high. It then has a wheelbase length of 2,525mm, and a ground clearance of 200mm.
Locally, the Toyota Raize competes against the likes of the MG ZS, Ford EcoSport, Kia Stonic, Mazda CX-3, Geely Coolray, among others.
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