Marking the entry of an exceptionally practical vehicle that is set to redefine the compact SUV segment, Al-Futtaim Toyota has unveiled the brand-new Raize in the UAE. Pairing outstanding fuel efficiency and maneuverability with distinctive design and ample interior space, the new vehicle highlights Toyota’s focus on catering to the needs of the brand’s most discerning customers and comes equipped with a host of convenient features.
The new Raize measures around four meters in length, making it ideal for customers who wish to enjoy the additional luggage space and safety associated with an SUV, while also bringing the benefits of a vehicle that is compact and easy to drive. Equally suited to weekend leisure trips and everyday use, the Raize was developed to be active, practical, and compact and provides world-class mobility for customers in every scenario. All aspects of the vehicle, including its platform and powertrain unit, have been newly developed to deliver performance, comfort, safety, and peace of mind.
Andy Barratt, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Toyota commented: “With the new Toyota Raize, the vision was to differentiate the vehicle from every other SUV on the market by combining an amazingly spacious interior and distinctive styling with a confidence-inspiring balance of maneuverability, safety, and stability. Raize’s new platform ensures world-class handling, stability, and ride comfort together with a host of carefully considered features to meet the needs of our discerning customers in the UAE. This vehicle opens a totally new genre in the compact SUV market, and we are confident that our customers will enjoy time spent within its surprisingly spacious cabin, whether they are traveling on their daily commute or a weekend adventure. The new Raize reflects our commitment to developing diverse mobility solutions and offers the space, practicality, and comfort demanded by today’s active lifestyle.”
The brand-new Raize is available with a choice of two engine options. The 1-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine provides smooth and responsive acceleration and produces 97 hp and 140 nm of torque, while the 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine option delivers an optimal balance of power and fuel economy and produces 87 hp and 113 nm 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 vehicle also boasts excellent maneuverability, with a 4.9-meter turning radius.