Daihatsu, Japanese automotive maker ruled by Toyota has finally unwrapped the all-new production version of Rocky compact SUV at Toyota Motor Show 2019. Earlier, it was reported that Toyota might showcase the Toyota Rise in the event and it seems that the concept is finally revealed. The Rocky will be sold as Rise in many global markets. The compact SUV looks dashing and attractive with it’s latest designing.
Daihatsu Rocky is inspired by DN Trec concept which was showcased in two years before in Tokyo. It was earlier claimed that the upcoming rise will be developed with Daihatsu Rocky name. If released in India, it will be the next big launch in automotive sector after Hyundai Venue and the Maruti Vitara Brezza. The Indian version is assumed to be introduced as Toyota Rise. The company will place the new Rocky near Glanza.
The company SUV is meant to target the Southeast Asian countries. The sporty car has received an amazingly bold front highlighting a husky hexagonal grille. It is outfitted with fully LED headlamp set up and upright foglights at each side. The stylish wraparound headlamps are finished with chore elements which give it a sporty look. It also gets LED daytime running lamps which are located at both the edge close to the triangular fog lamp installations.
The Toyota Rise SUV will be offered with an attractive price tag which is first-in-class from the popular car maker. In terms of dimension, the car is 3,995 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width and 1,620 mm in height. The wheelbase remains at 2,525. While compared to its rivals, Hyundai Venue or the Brezza, it is somewhat higher and spacious. At the rear, the car gets horizontal dual light arrangement along with huskier chrome bar, blacked-out plastic enclosures.
The dashing Rocky will have a luxurious and feature-packed cabin with a larger dashboard. It will be equipped with a multifunction steering wheel, digital instrument console, centre console for comfortable driving and a stand-alone 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system as well. It will also get telephony, audio, cruise control and automatic climate control system. The dash is polished in an all- grey tone along with detailed faux shaded-aluminium elements on the AC vents and steering wheel.
On the inside, the SUV gets a stylish dashboard design in a single-tone grey shade, with subtle faux brushed-aluminium bits on the AC vents and steering wheel. The SUVs centre console is slightly tilted towards the driver and gets a freestanding infotainment screen, which seems to be an 8.0-inch unit. It has a pair of trapezoidal AC vents positioned below the screen, followed by knobs for the climate control system. It comes with a chunky three-spoke steering wheel that’s loaded with multiple controls for telephony, audio and cruise-control system.
Toyota Rise compact SUV will be powered by a 996cc petrol engine making 98 PS of max power and 140 Nm peak torque at 2,400-4,000rpm. The global version will be offered with a CVT option while the Indian trim will be combined with a manual transmission only keeping the price in view. Considering the features, it is much like the facelifted Maruti Vitara Brezza which will be released soon. After the launch, it will rival against Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport and the Tata Nexon.
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