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.
It features a compact body some 3 995 mm long and 1 695 mm wide, and comes equipped with 17-inch alloys (in its domestic market at least). The wheelbase, meanwhile, measures 2 525 mm.
According to Toyota, the new Raize boasts a “class-leading” luggage capacity of 369 litres.
Power comes from a turbocharged 1,0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine, which is mated to a continuously variable transmission and offers 72 kW and 140 N.m. In Japan, both front- and all-wheel-drive models will be offered.
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