The much-acclaimed new Raize is hitting the streets of Bahrain and Toyota says it is targeting customers who want to drive an SUV, load their car with luggage when necessary but also need it to be compact and easy to drive.
Delighted distributors Ebrahim Khalil Kanoo believe it is set to ‘redefine the segment’ and motoring reviewers appear to agree saying it has been ‘raising a lot of eyebrows’ as well as describing it as ‘an adorable little crossover’ complete with a ‘compact body and excellent visibility which enables impressive manoeuvrability’.
The new Raize measures around four metres in length and is equally suited to weekend leisure trips and everyday use. “Toyota’s commitment to its customers has always been clear, and with the introduction of the Raize we witness Toyota’s commitment to developing diverse mobility solutions and offer the space, practicality and comfort demanded by today’s active lifestyle,” said senior manager of Toyota Marketing at Ebrahim Khalil Kanoo Ayman Shehadeh.
“We know that our loyal customers will appreciate the latest model and will enjoy its efficiency coupled with its sleek interior and exterior design.”
The competitively-priced brand-new Raize is available with a choice of two engine options. The 1-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engine provides smooth and responsive acceleration and produces 97hp and 140nm of torque, while the 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine option delivers an optimal balance of power and fuel economy and produces 87hp and 113nm of torque.
Both engines come paired with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which simulates a seven-speed sequential shift transmission to deliver powerful, smooth acceleration from start-off and at low speeds, and quiet and efficient transmission at higher speeds. A newly-developed lightweight, highly-rigid body and suspension contribute to outstanding handling, stability and ride comfort.
The Raize’s interior offers comfort and convenience, with high-quality details like plating and red accents, creating a sense of playfulness.
The vehicle’s spacious cabin hosts a range of practical features, including an 8-inch multimedia screen, a USB port on the head unit that allows passengers to connect external media devices, a four-speaker sound system, a powerful air conditioning system, and 60/40 split and foldable rear seats.
Meanwhile, parents benefit from the added peace of mind provided by Toyota’s ISOFIX safety system, which attaches baby seats securely using specially designed tethers.
As with any other Toyota model, safety remains a top priority for the new Raize, which comes with a comprehensive array of safety features, including dual front SRS airbags, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Rear fog lamps, and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), among many others.
A choice of seven exterior hues adds to the Raize’s striking visual appeal, including Turquoise MM, White Pearl SE, Red, Gray ME, Black, Silver, and Yellow SE. Further personalisation is made possible with the addition of several bi-tone variants – Gloss Black can be combined with Turquoise MM, White Pearl SE, Red, Gray ME, or Yellow SE.
The vehicle’s interior features an equally stylish colour scheme that pairs black upholstery with red piping.
The new Toyota Raize also comes with a choice of 16-inch or 17-inch alloy wheels in two intricate designs, with the 17-inch version featuring a special machine-finished black colour for an advanced look.
The new Raize starts from BD5,565. For more details, call 17730730 or visit www.toyota.com.bh
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