The Daihatsu Rocky is more expensive than the Toyota Raize, why?

Eric · Jul 2, 2020 12:53 PM

The Daihatsu Rocky is more expensive than the Toyota Raize, why? 01

Surprising as it may sound, selected variants of the Daihatsu Rocky are actually more expensive than the Toyota Raize in Japan.

The Daihatsu Rocky is more expensive than the Toyota Raize, why? 02

Prices start from JPY 1.705 million for the entry-level Daihatsu Rocky 1.0 L variant, JPY 26,000 more than the equivalent (entry-level) Raize 1.0 X variant, which is priced from JPY 1.679 million.

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The Daihatsu Rocky is more expensive than the Toyota Raize, why? 01

The key difference between the entry-level Rocky and Raize is the fitment of Daihatsu’s Smart Assist ADAS suite on the Rocky – something that the entry-level Raize lacks.

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The Daihatsu Smart Assist ADAS suite includes:

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Pedal Misoperation Control
  • No entry sign recognition
  • Auto High Beam (AHB)

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Apart from that, the range-topping Daihatsu Rocky also costs more than the equivalent Toyota Raize, as it includes soft leather upholstery, and Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) – both of which are optional on the Raize.

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Despite their difference in pricing, both the Daihatsu Rocky and Toyota Raize are identical – they both share a 1.0-litre 1KR-VET three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that does 98 PS and 140 Nm, mated to a CVT-type automatic. Power is sent to the front wheel or all four wheels, depending on variant. Both models are underpinned by the Daihatsu New Generation Architecture (DNGA) platform and are assembled at Daihatsu's plant in Ryuo. 

What about Malaysia?

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The cooler mounted on the front of this particular Daihatsu Thor is likely an intercooler for a turbocharged engine, hinting that Toyota/Daihatsu is evualating such an engine for local consumption. 

Closer to home, Perodua is working on its own version of the Raize/Rocky. Codenamed Perodua D55L, the upcoming Perodua SUV is said to feature a number of firsts for Perodua, including a turbocharged engine and a CVT-type automatic transmission.

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Eric

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Started from the IT industry but somehow managed to find his way into the automotive industry. If he’s not gaming, he’s constantly tinkering with his daily/weekend car.

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