Daihatsu Rocky

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Daihatsu Rocky
Daihatsu Rocky (F300)
ManufacturerDaihatsu (Toyota)
Cried an aw
  • Daihatsu Feroza (Europe/Australie, 1989–2002)
  • Daihatsu Sportrak (UK, 1989–2002)
  • Toyota Raize (Japan, 2019–present)[1]
  • 1989–2002
  • October 2019 – present
Bouk an chassis
Body style
  • 3-door SUV (1989–2002)
  • 5-door SUV (2019–present)

The Daihatsu Rocky (Japanese: ダイハツ・ロッキー, Daihatsu Rokkī) is a automobile nameplate uised bi Daihatsu for their lineup o SUVs. The nameplate wis oreeginally uised as a ladder frame-based mini SUV that wis saud in Japan an some internaitional mercats atween 1989 an 2002. It wis gradually replacit bi the introduction o Terios in 1997. Beginnin in 2019, the Rocky nameplate returned tae Japan as a subcompact crossover SUV that replaces the Be‣go an is rebadged an saud unner Toyota buist as the Toyota Raize (Japanese: トヨタ・ライズ, Toyota Raizu) an aw.[1]

Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

For the F300 model, it is kent as the Daihatsu "Lovibond" Rocky in Japan. In Europe an Australie, the F300 series Rocky is kent as the Daihatsu Feroza (Japanese: ダイハツ・フェローザ, Daihatsu Ferōza), as the name "Rocky" wis used for the lairger F70 series Rugger/Fourtrak in maist kintras. The "Feroza" name is uised in Laitin Americae an Asie an aw. In Indonesie, the "Feroza" name wis uised for the petrol-ingined rear-wheel drive version o the Rugger (uisually cried "Taft" thare). The F300 series Rocky wis mercatit as the Daihatsu Sportrak in the UK.

Tae avoid confusion, awners aften refer tae the models bi their factory model number F300 or F310. The F310 variant, mercatit as the MkII Sportrak or Feroza II featurt a flared gairds tae accommodate a wider track than the F300 model. The F310 variant wis released in 1992, afore the later facelift. It haed widened suspension, includin differentials an rear leaf springs. The bouk wis kept the same, except for the wider fender flares an the concealed rear wheel arches, covered bi these flares. Efter this facelift, baith the F300 an F310 variations wut kept, wi differin trim levels an interior design. This is maist notable on the materials, colour an pattern o the seats.

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  1. a b "Toyota Launches the New "Raize" in Japan" (Press release). Japan: Toyota. 5 November 2019. Retrieved 5 November 2019.