Toyota Raize

asshat99

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This would make a very poor taxi. It being desired as one would make the car retain its value better - making it a more (not less) compelling buy.
 

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Toyota Raize Officially Revealed

Assembled on the cheap version of Toyota's TNGA platform (dubbed DNGA for Daihatsu), the Toyota Raize sits in a class below the C-HR. Physically, it measures 3 995 mm in length, is 1 695 mm wide and has a height of 1 620. Given these compact dimensions, it comes as a surprise that Toyota is making big claims regarding its carrying capacity as well as interior space.

Speaking of, there's 369 litres of boot space with all the seats up, but that will increase substantially when you fold the seats down. The platform is said to offer "outstanding handling stability and ride comfort" according to Toyota. The engine on offer is a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol motor mated to a CVT. There's also the option of 4-wheel drive. The claimed outputs of this engine are 72 kW and 140 Nm, with consumption sitting at 5.4 L/100 km.

The Toyota Raize is not officially confirmed for South Africa, however, it's interesting to note that Toyota SA has the right to adapt Diahatsu products for our market. So while the Raize may not be immediately confirmed, there's still a chance it would arrive. We suspect it will eventually get here, given the sudden influx of entrants like the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Venue, Volkswagen T-Cross and the updated Renault Captur, which will go on sale early next year.


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My opinion:

Front - Looks pretty good for a crossover, not too fussy or overdone
Rear - Crap, an afterthought. Like an early noughties jacked up Yaris.
Interior - Pretty good for what it is, on face value. All logically laid out.
 

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The real reason why you don’t like CVT transmissions is deeper than you think - Digital Trends

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Makes perfect sense to me. Only mental defectives don't like cvt's.
 

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Raize > Rush > C-HR > RAV4 > Fortuner. ? Or will the Raize be positioned equal to /above the Rush?

Rush starts at R317800 according to cars.co.za
 

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New Toyota Raize: baby crossover officially breaks cover

Toyota has officially revealed its new Raize, with the Japanese firm’s fresh-faced baby SUV measuring less than four metres in length.

As we reported at the end of October 2019 when the first images of the new vehicle were published online, the new Raize is actually produced by Toyota subsidiary Daihatsu and shares much with the latter’s recently revealed Rocky.

In Toyota’s stable, however, it is positioned below the C-HR and will thus compete with the likes of Hyundai’s new Venue.

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Honey, I shrunk the Rav4: Toyota Raize to take on EcoSport

What you see here is Toyota’s answer to the baby SUV market, and it’s essentially a twin to the Rocky that's made by Daihatsu, the Toyota-owned subsidiary that will also build both vehicles.

Built on a new platform called DNGA, which is related to Toyota's latest modular architecture, the Raize is small in size but upright in stature. At a shade under four metres in length, it is slightly shorter than the Ford EcoSport, and also a little lower. Despite its compact dimensions it still boasts a reasonable boot volume of 369 litres.

The Toyota shares its basic shape with its Daihatsu Rocky cousin, but it’s unique upfront, and very much inspired by the bigger Rav4.

At this stage there is no word on whether the Raize is destined for South Africa, but it would certainly be a no brainer for our market if the pricing sums added up.

 

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Good lord these Daihatsu concepts are incredible


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