The Daihatsu Rocky and Toyota Raize was launched in Indonesia earlier this year, and just like its Malaysian sibling, the Perodua Ativa, the duo in Indonesia also comes with a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine.
The marque’s Indonesian arm, Toyota Astral Motor said during the launch that a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated variant for the Toyota Raize will be available at a later date. Now just less than two months after the local launch, the company has made the entry-level variant available in the country ahead of schedule, marking the global debut for the model-powertrain combo.
Underneath the bonnet of the 1.2L Toyota Raize is a WA-VE 1.2-litre, three-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine, good for 88 hp and 113 Nm of torque. Compared to the 1.0L turbocharged engine, the NA mill puts out 10 hp and 27 Nm less, and peak torque is only achieved at 4,500 rpm, compared to 2,400 rpm on the turbo engine.
The engine is paired to either a CVT gearbox, like the Perodua Ativa here in Malaysia, or a five-speed manual transmission – the latter an Indonesian exclusive.
In terms of equipment, the 1.2L Toyota Raize comes as standard with full-LED headlights, 16-inch wheels, and digital air conditioning controls. It does lose out on the Toyota Safety Sense suite of advanced driver assistance features, and the infotainment system is one inch smaller than those found on the more expensive variants, coming in at eight-inches in diameter.
The Toyota Raize 1.2L starts at IDR202 million (~RM58k) for the manual variant, while the 1.2 G CVT costs IDR215 million (~RM62k), both with the full luxury tax exemption that’s in place to spur the nation’s automotive industry. That’s almost identical to the Perodua Myvi (or Daihatsu Sirion) in Indonesia, which starts at IDR201.75 million in the Archipelago. Which would you choose?