The Toyota Raize scores the highest rating possible with 85.7/100 points in the collision safety tests. Interestingly, Maruti Suzuki is considering a new midsize SUV for India under its JV with Toyota.
The Toyota Raize (Daihatsu Rocky) has been given full marks in the collision performance round of the Japanese New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) crash tests. The Toyota Raize has experienced a number of tests to assess the car’s overall toughness and safety quality and the Raize has faired really well. The sub-four-metre SUV has been awarded the highest scores that can be given to a vehicle in the Japanese NCAP crash tests.
Specifically, the Raize gained a total of 85.7 out of 100 points in the collision tests, where the SUV offers excellent protection to the front and side impacts. By achieving 73.6 out of 141 points in the preventive safety test, the Toyota Raize has been rated as ASV++, which is the second-highest possible rating so far. The rear-view monitoring, as well as lane-keeping tests, see the Toyota Raise performing pretty well.
For the uninitiated, the Toyota Raize is essentially a badge-engineered cousin of the Daihatsu Rocky in the international markets. Toyota and Daihatsu have co-developed the Raize and Rocky sub-four-metre SUVs, both of which employs the DNGA platform – the low-cost version of Toyota’s TNGA architecture. All that means the Toyota Raize and Daihatsu Rocky shares the same dimensions, platform and engine-gearbox combinations with each other so the safety results are applicable for both cars.
You may know that Maruti Suzuki is considering adding a new mid-size SUV to its product range to rival the new Hyundai Creta. As we’ve reported you in late last year, Maruti Suzuki is cooperating with Toyota to introduce a new midsize SUV for the same purpose. The upcoming SUV will be underpinned by the same DNGA architecture as the Raize. However, being a midsize SUV, the SUV will measure around 4.3m in length to stay in line with other midsize SUVs in India such as Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Renault Captur or Nissan Kicks.