Published on December 6th, 2019 | by Hammer0
Toyota will not launch this Raize crossover in Malaysia
Fact, with Perodua cornering the compact vehicle segment with the popularity of the ARUZ rising and the coon to be launched Proton X50 being the hot topic in Malaysia, there will not no possibility of this Toyota Raize being launched and sold in Malaysia. The asking price will not favourable and the local assembly business case will make no sense, so we Malaysians will not be able to own this Raize……..unless…..it comes rebadged as a Perodua. Yes, it could be launched as a Perodua (shown in Tokyo recently as a Daihatsu Rocky) and sold for below RM65k and this would give the Proton X50 a run for its money.
PRESS RELEASE: The all new compact crossover from Toyota, Raize measures less than four meters in length. It caters to the desires of customers who want to drive an SUV, who want to load their cars with a lot of luggage, but who also wish to have a car that is compact and easy to drive.
The Raize was developed to be “active, useful, and compact.” Easy to use both for leisure on weekends and for everyday use, the Raize provides daily support for customers in a variety of active scenarios.
The Raize is the first compact car produced by Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Daihatsu) to incorporate its next-generation car making platform, DNGA, which anticipates product development for both Toyota and Daihatsu brands. All aspects of the car―including its platform and powertrain unit―have been newly developed, with the goal of realizing outstanding levels of driving performance, luxury, safety, and peace of mind.
The Raize features a compact body just 3,995 millimeters long and 1,695 millimeters wide. It is equipped with impressively large 17-inch tires and protruding fenders, which provide the sense of power and stability unique to SUVs.
The compact SUV boasts a class-leading 369-liter luggage capacity; the rear seats can also be folded to further increase the cargo space available, enabling particularly large or long items of luggage to be loaded. In addition, there are storage solutions located throughout the cabin, resulting in a highly convenient interior space.
As for driving performance, the Raize’s newly developed light-weight, highly rigid body and suspension contribute to outstanding handling stability and ride comfort. By combining a 1.0-liter turbo engine with D-CVT―used in a Toyota vehicle for the first time―the car achieves the torque and driving joy of a 1.5-liter engine, as well as outstanding fuel efficiency.
D-CVT adds split gears to existing CVT belt drives and uses both belt and gear drives at high speeds for improved transmission efficiency. The gear-ratio range has also been expanded to provide powerful and smooth acceleration at low speeds and fuel-efficient and quiet performance at high speeds. The Raize comes equipped with the latest Smart Assist safety features, including the Crash Avoidance Braking Function, which is capable of detecting both vehicles and pedestrians, and the Erroneous Start Prevention Function with braking control (forward and backward).