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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Toyota's P667k Raize SUV To Roll Out In ASEAN


After being spied testing on ASEAN roads late last year, Toyota is ready to launch its new sub-compact SUV: the 2021 Raize. The first market to benefit? Indonesia.

Despite its auto industry being hit hard by the on-going pandemic, the Indonesian government has been very quick to adopt, instituting multiple legislations in a bid to help boost sales. With that, the Raize (along with its sister car, the Daihatsu Rocky) joins the multiple Toyota and Daihatsu models assembled with 70 percent Indonesian content at Astra Daihatsu Motor’s plant.

Once it launches in Indonesia, it will compete with the likes of the Kia Sonet and Nissan Magnite.

The Raize rides on Daihatsu’s next-generation platform called DNGA (Daihatsu New Global Architecture), and takes into account all aspects of the car from platform to powertrain to realize heightened levels of driving performance, safety, and peace of mind. More importantly, it merges product development between Toyota and Daihatsu.


Initially, everyone thought that the Raize will offer just one engine: a 1.0-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder with 98 horsepower and 140 Nm of torque. However, it’s now confirmed that the small SUV will also be offered with a 1.2-liter naturally-aspirated 3-cylinder as well. This version makes 88 horsepower and 112 Nm of torque. The available transmissions are a 5-speed manual or a CVT.

The Raize will also come in a sporty GR-S trim for Indonesia. Available only with the turbocharged engine (and sadly, a CVT), this version gets a Gazoo Racing body kit with black 17-inch alloy wheels along with leather/fabric seats and automatic climate control. The GR-S is also the only version equipped with 6 airbags and Toyota Safety Sense (TSS).

Of course, Toyota Motor Philippines is quiet about its future product plans. However, it will most likely make its way to the Philippines based on the extreme popularity of sub-million-peso SUVs. They already seem to be making some preparations too. Just last year, they’ve discontinued the 5-seater version of the Rush, opting to make seven seats as standard.

As for pricing, its Indonesian launch is still slated for April 30, but reports from there say that it will slot below the Rush, and be level with the 7-seater Avanza. Prices in Indonesia start as low as RP 200 million (P 667,000) and go up to RP 250 million (P 834,000).

5 comments:

  1. I am holding on buying a car since I'm waiting for toyota to bring the raize or rocky just what they did when they brought in rebadged vehicles from indonesia. this sub-compact crossover segment is going to be exciting, what with the kia stonic, VW T-Cross, selling well geely coolray and hopefully, the nissan magnite also being introduced in the near future.

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  2. Filipinos will want a 7 seater for that too. 667k could go up as high as 834k, and with cvt. Oh pls.

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  3. I've foregoed the Jimny, Stonic, Venue & others since I heard abt the Raize. It would be a good 2nd car.

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  4. I Think this is will be called as Toyota Ativ here in our country.

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  5. TMP would be smart to bring this here, and if they decide to price it like in Indonesia (I think this is too good to be true though), the overpriced Yaris is definitely over.

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