At a launch event held online on Toyota Oman’s social media channels on Facebook and YouTube, Saud Bahwan Automotive unveiled the first-ever, ToyotaRaize Turbo compact SUV. The online event gave social media users an opportunity to catch all the happenings surrounding the most awaited model at Toyota.
Pairing outstanding fuel efficiency and maneuverability with distinctive design and ample interior space, the all-new Raize SUV 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.
Yuichi Imamura, Chief Engineer in charge of development, said: “With the new Toyota Raize, our 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 region.”
Commenting on the vehicle’s launch, Kei Fujita, Chief Representative, Middle East and Central Asia Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation, said, “We are excited to introduce the new Toyota Raize in Oman. 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 Toyota’s commitment to developing diverse mobility solutions and offers the space, practicality, and comfort demanded by today’s active lifestyle. I would like to extend our gratitude to our customers for their constant support and inspiration, which continue to motivate us to create ‘ever-better’ cars that exceed their expectations,” Fujita added.
The brand-new Raizeis available with a 1-liter turbocharged engine providing smooth and responsive acceleration and producing 97 hp and 14.2 Kg.m. of torque.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 5.1-meter turning radius.
The vehicle’s front end features a robust and smart look, with angular bumper corners and a trapezoid lower grille, creating a powerful, wide appearance. Muscular wheel arches contribute to the vehicle’s assertive stance, while the use of sleek LED headlights reflect the advanced technologies within.
The new Raize’s interior offers comfort and convenience, with an instrument panel has been designed to ensure an outstanding field of view from the driver’s seat. Steering wheel switches are also optimally positioned to give the driver intuitive control over multimedia and vehicle functions, and an illuminated center console makes it easier to locate items placed in the tray.
The vehicle’s spacious cabin hosts a range of practical features, including an 8-inch multimedia screen that comes integrated with 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.
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 lamp, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), among many others.
The All-New Raize Turbo SUV is now on display at the Toyota showrooms.
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