The Toyota Raize is an upcoming 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 2022 Toyota Raize will be offered in four variants. Their speculative price range starts at Php 746,000 for the entry-level Raize E MT variant, to Php 1,031,000 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 upcoming 2022 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 is set to compete against the likes of the MG ZS, Ford EcoSport, Kia Stonic, Mazda CX-3, Geely Coolray, among others.
The Toyota Raize is a rebadged version of the Daihatsu Rocky. It was first unveiled at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show back in 2019.
Development on this model however, started as far back as 2017. From the get-go, it was based on Daihatsu’s DNGA platform, which primarily focuses on Kei car and city car models.
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When it comes to size, the Toyota Raize is 4,030mm long, 1,710mm wide, and 1,605mm in height. It then has a wheelbase length of 2,525mm. It then offers a ground clearance of 200mm.
For the top-spec variant, it will come standard with a pair of split-type LED headlamps. All trims though, will be getting daytime running lights, and halogen foglamps.
Other exterior features that will be present on the top-spec Raize includes auto-folding side mirrors, a rear spoiler, a sharkfin antenna, among others. It will then ride on a set of 16-inch or 17-inch wheels depending on the trim.
Inside, the Toyota Raize can seat up to five occupants. Depending on the trim, it will then get leather clad seats, or fabric covered seats. The rear seats are also split folding. Moreover, it also offers a tilt adjustable steering column. Some trims will also have a push-to-start button, as well as automatic climate control.
Tech and Safety
For tech, the Toyota Raize will be getting a nine-inch headunit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also has two USB charging ports. The said headunit is then linked up to a six-piece speaker system.
Safety-wise, this Toyota crossover will also feature stability control, anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution, and hill-start assist.
The top-spec variant will add on to those with a rear camera, front and rear parking sensors, as well as blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
Platform and Chassis
The Toyota Raize is built upon the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNHA) platform. This means that it is a unibody vehicle.
For suspensions, it uses MacPherson struts for the front, and a torsion beam for the rear. Braking is then handled by front disc brakes, and rear drum brakes.
Engine and Performance
The Toyota Raize is getting two engine options for the Philippine market. For the E and G trims, these will come with a 1.2-liter inline-4 gasoline engine capable of making up to 87 horsepower and 113 Nm of torque.
The top-spec variant will then come with a more powerful 1.0-liter inline-3 turbocharged engine. At maximum, this motor can produce 97 horsepower and 140 Nm of torque.
The 1.2-liter versions are either paired with a CVT or a five-speed manual gearbox. The 1.0-liter turbo versions meanwhile, is getting a CVT with paddle shifters.