Toyota’s been surprising the world with its new sub- four- meter SUV, the suitably named Raize, which is an intercontinental model & on sale in Japan. We take a faster look at the Toyota Raize 2020 and identify its relevance for the worldwide market.
It is officially Toyota’s first condensed SUV
What makes the Toyota Raize fairly unique is that its 13.10 ft. length, 5.56 ft. width and 5.31 ft. height make it on the same size as the Hyundai, Mahindra XUV300, Maruti, Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon.
For the Japanese market, the Raize is powered by a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged gas engine. This 996cc engine is tuned to produce 98hp at 6,000rpm and 140Nm of torque at 2,400-4,000rpm and comes paired to a CVT mechanical gearbox.
It is actually fairly feature-rich
When it comes to the features, machinery and individual comforts on offer, the Toyota Raize is undeniably well-kitted. Security features include six airbags; grip control and electric immovability control, ABS with EBD, hill-start assist and lane keep assist, a sightless spot monitoring system, adaptive habitual headlamps with a static twisting function, front and rear parking sensors, independent braking, a 360-degree camera and rear cross traffic alert.
A main show up of the Raize is its gadget cluster that is split into two parts – an LED digital speedometer and a 7.0-inch TFT color display that can be configured in four modes.
What this means for the market
It is dodgy we will see the Toyota Raize on roads, but if it did make it here, it will compete against the Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Toyota and Suzuki are already working on multiple models for India under a new corporation that will see the latter provide the Vitara Brezza compact SUV, Ertiga MPV and Ciaz sedan to the former, just like the Baleno became the Glanza.
Toyota Raize is a brand new model launched in November 2019 and is a small class SUV with new gasoline engine featuring 1000cc.
Toyota Raize is now available on Japanese Auctions at Zaman Motors Japan !!
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