- Is based on the low-cost DNGA platform
- Toyota's version of the Daihatsu Rocky compact SUV
- Powered by a 1.0L turbo-petrol motor
The Toyota Raize compact SUV has been leaked ahead of its global debut next month. The Raize is Toyota's version of the Daihatsu Rocky, which was recently showcased at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.
Similar to the Daihatsu Rocky, the Toyota Raize is based on the DNGA platform, which is a low-cost version of the TNGA platform. The compact SUV measures 3995mm in length, 1695mm in width and 1620mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2525mm, which when put into perspective, is longer than the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and the Hyundai Venue.
The design is inspired from the Toyota RAV-4 SUV, with the sharply styled bumpers, LED headlights and tail lamps and roof rails. It gets 17-inch machined alloys, while the overall design is elevated by the chunky black plastic cladding all around. While the interiors aren't visible, it is expected to feature a similar cabin layout as the Daihatsu Rocky. So, we can expect it to get a free-standing eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a digital MID and a three-spoke steering wheel with audio controls.
Under the hood, the Toyota Raize will be powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that develops 98bhp and 140Nm. It will be initially offered with a CVT, while a six-speed manual transmission will be available at a later stage. It is also expected to be offered with a 4WD drivetrain as an option. The chances of Toyota launching the Raize compact SUV in India are bleak as the company is set to introduce a rebadged version of the Vitara Brezza in 2022.