Toyota Raize Compact SUV Launched With GR Sport Variant
Toyota, a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer has recently introduced the Raize compact SUV in Indonesia alongside its sibling, the Daihatsu Rocky, and is offered in three grades. Both compact SUVs are sister cars to Perodua Ativa, but there are some spec differences. Let’s quickly talk about the newly launched Toyota Raize.
Toyota Raize Compact SUV Powertrain
The compact SUV is available in three variant forms, a 1.2 G, a 1.0 Turbo G and a 1.0 Turbo GR Sport. The 1.0-litre turbo version is powered by the same 1KR-VET 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder as seen on the Rocky, with an identical output of 98 PS at 6,000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque from 2,400 to 4,000 rpm. As for the 1.2 G, it is powered by a WA-VE 1.2 litre naturally-aspirated three-cylinder engine that develops 88 PS at 6,000 rpm and generates a peak torque output of 113 Nm at 4,500 rpm. Two transmission options are available, a CVT and a five-speed manual, the latter available in the Indonesian market. The manual is available as a choice for both the 1.2 G and 1.0 G variants, but the GR Sport version is available only with a CVT.
Toyota Raize Interior
In terms of interior features, the Japanese manufacturer offers an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, keyless entry and push-start ignition, digital air-conditioning, and many more.
The top-spec Toyota Raize GR Sport gets a host of advanced features and assistive technologies. Some of the notable ones are paddle shifters, automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and fabric/leather combination upholstery. In addition to the six airbags, it is only the Raize variant to feature the full Toyota Safety Sense suite of driver assistance systems, including lane departure assist with steering control, pedal misoperation control, auto emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and front departure alert.
Toyota Raize Exterior
Exterior features common to all variants include LED rear combination lamps and auto-folding side mirrors. From the 1.0 Turbo G on, the door handles are dressed in chrome, and the GR Sport adds on adaptive LED headlights, LED daytime running lights with sequential indicators as well as an aerokit. As for wheels, the 1.2 G comes equipped with 16-inch units wrapped with 205/65 profile tyres, while the 1.0-litre turbo variants ride on 17-inch alloys and 205/60 tyres, although the finishes are different. That for the G is done in a dual-tone silver, while the unit on the GR Sport is finished completely in black.
In terms of exterior colours, the Raize comes with white, yellow, turquoise, metallic silver and red in single- and dual-tone colour schemes while the metallic grey and black can be had only with mono-tone colours. Both Raize and Rocky are based on the low-cost derivative of the TNGA platform and are sold in emerging markets. As for India, Toyota is expected to launch more rebadged versions in collaboration with Maruti Suzuki as the badge-engineered Ertiga MPV will more likely launch in the coming months.