The first images of the new Toyota Raize have hit the internet ahead of the official reveal of the Japanese firm’s small crossover.
Set to slot in below the RAV4, Rush and C-HR, the new Raize is clearly based on the fresh-faced Daihatsu Rocky and thus rides on Toyota’s latest DNGA platform for emerging markets.
Daihatsu, of course, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota, with the two firms having shared platforms before (the Rush, for example, is based on the latest Terios).
While Toyota has yet to release official details, it’s worth noting the Rocky measures 3 995 mm long, 1 620 mm wide and 1 695 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2 525 mm. Expect the Raize’s measurements to be virtually identical (which would see it competing against the likes of Hyundai's Venue).
Inside, the Toyota is likely to borrow plenty from the Rocky, too, including an 8,0-inch touchscreen system.
According to Autocar India, the Raize will be offered in both front- and all-wheel-drive guise, with power coming from a turbocharged 1,0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine. Expect transmission choices to include a six-speed manual and a CVT.
Toyota is scheduled to fully reveal the Raize in the first week of November 2019.
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