2020 Daihatsu Rocky Launches In Japan With Factory Tuning Packs

The all-new Daihatsu Rocky small SUV debuted in Japan on November 5, simultaneously with its Toyota-badged twin, the Raize.

Both vehicles are identical from a technical point of view, using the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) and a 98 PS (97 HP) 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine mated to a D-CVT transmission. They look almost identical too, save for the brand-specific badging and front end design.

The Daihatsu Rocky features a smaller grille than the Toyota Raize and a different front bumper. Seen from the rear, though, both models look identical if you’re willing to overlook the badges.

Related: 2020 Daihatsu Rocky Small SUV Is The Toyota Raize’s More Serious Twin

2020 Daihatsu Rocky with Powerful Style exterior design package

Needless to say, the dimensions are the same too: 3,995 millimeters (157.3 inches) in length, 1,695 millimeters (66.7 inches) in width, and 1,620 millimeters (63.8 inches) in height.

It’s the same story inside, with the Daihatsu Rocky offering an identical dashboard and interior space as the Toyota Raize. The cargo volume, for example, is a class-leading 369 liters (13 cu ft) with all seats in place – growing further if the rear seats are folded down. Daihatsu claims passenger space is also the best in the segment.

2020 Daihatsu Rocky with Elegance Style exterior design package

As with the Raize, the Rocky offers an optional four-wheel-drive system called Dynamic Torque Control 4WD, as well as several Smart Assist safety features such as Crash Avoidance Braking Function, Erroneous Start Prevention Function with braking control (forward and backward), Adaptive Cruise Control with All Speed Tracking, and Smart Panorama Parking Assist.

Along with details of the standard model, Daihatsu has also released images with the original accessories available for the Rocky. There are three exterior design lines to choose from: the rugged Powerful Style, dynamic Sporty Style, and posh Elegance Style. Additionally, customers can also opt for individual accessories such as illuminated center console and tread plates, wireless smartphone charging, cargo tray, and more.

Prices in Japan start from 1,705,000 yen ($15,650) for the base model, making the Rocky a bit more expensive than the Toyota Raize.


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  • charlotteharry57

    You’d almost think it was a Subaru Forester up front.

  • TheBelltower

    This looks ridiculous.

  • xrnzaaas

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e19ea5e36f25bcc15422c7bef5309b0668aeb37d2592ea1bbc92c032ee29bf6c.jpg Looks like it’s trying way too hard, remember the Rocky from the 90s?

    • Loquacious Borborygmus


    • Nowan

      The true Rocky, blame GM for making Blazer into FWD crossover

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  • Merc1

    It’s tacky with all that junk on it, but not totally objectionable. It has the same Toyota tacked on look like the Camry TRD, Avalon TRD and even the LX570 Sport or whatever it’s called.


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