Toyota Motor Philippines has introduced a brand new automobile in the country, and it already looks like the car we’d be seeing a lot on streets in the years to come. Meet the new Toyota Raize.
The new Toyota Raize is a crossover that has the space, the looks, and the affordable price. It looks like a baby RAV4, like what the Toyota Rush is to the Fortuner.
Crossovers have become really popular in the Philippines thanks to the space flexibility it offers. There’s a decent cargo space on the back, which can be extended by folding the rear seats if you’re carrying larger items. Speaking of which, the Raize can seat 5 people and has a dimension of 4,030 x 1,710 x 1,605mm.
The interior also boasts a push-to-start button, automatic AC system, and six speakers — but that’s for the higher-end models. On the upside, all units will get up to an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen system that has support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
You can get the Raize in two engine options: The G and E variants will come with a 1.2L three-cylinder gasoline DOHC engine with 87hp at 6,000rpm and up to 113nm of torque at 4,500rpm.
Meanwhile, the Turbo variant gets to have a 1.0L turbocharged three-cylinder engine that can do 97hp at 6,000rpm and 140Nm between 2,400-4,000rpm. Other than the base model, all units will come with continuously variable transmission (CVT).
All models will also have a driver and front passenger airbags, well, besides the Turbo variant, who’s treated with seven airbags, as well as a rear sonar, blind-spot monitor, and rear cross-traffic alert. The Turbo and G variant will also get rear cameras with guidelines.
The new Toyota Raize is now available to a lot of dealers nationwide. It comes in Gray Metallic and Silver Metallic colors, while the Red is exclusive to the 1.2 G CVT. Two-tone colors are also available for the Turbo CVT: White Pearl and Black, Turquoise Mica Metallic and Black, Yellow and Black. You can check their prices and variants below.
Toyota Raize prices and variants
- Php746,000: Toyota Raize 1.2 E MT, 16″ alloy wheels
- Php816,000: Toyota Raize 1.2 E CVT, 16″ alloy wheels
- Php906,000: Toyota Raize 1.2 G CVT, 16″ alloy wheels
- Php1,031,000: Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT, 17″ alloy wheels
- Php1,036,000: Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT, 17″ alloy wheels, White Pearl