Daihatsu Rocky now on sale in Japan, priced fr RM59k

Daihatsu Rocky now on sale in Japan, priced fr RM59k

More photos and videos of the hot new Daihatsu Rocky have come in. The small SUV – also available as the Toyota Raize in Japan – is lightweight at 980 kg, and its dimensions – 3,995 mm long, 1,695 mm wide, 1,620 mm tall, and with a 2,525 mm-long wheelbase – make it only somewhat larger than the Perodua Myvi.

The Rocky sits on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA), which is a monocoque construction (unlike the Toyota Rush, Daihatsu Terios and Perodua Aruz that sit atop a ladder frame chassis) utilising high-tensile steel plates for increased rigidity, and rides on MacPherson strut front and torsion beam rear suspension.

A 1.0 litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine is standard across the board, offering 98 PS at 6,000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque from 2,400 to 4,000 rpm, paired to a D-CVT. It boasts a WLTP fuel efficiency figure of 18.6 km per litre with front-wheel drive and 17.4 km per litre with the optional all-wheel drive variant with Dynamic Torque Control.

The Daihatsu Rocky is also big on safety. Range-topping models get Daihatsu’s Smart Assist suite of driver assistance systems, including autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, all-speed adaptive cruise control and front and rear Erroneous Start Prevention Function with braking control, along with a Smart Panorama Parking Assist system that provides steering assistance and visual and audible guidance when parking.

Now, onto exterior design. The Rocky wears an identifiably different fascia compared to the Raize, featuring a large hexagonal grille with horizontal slats, an asymmetrical lower intake, squared fog lamps, as well as vertically-positioned LED DRLs (only available on more expensive models). The rear is almost a carbon copy, though.

Wheel designs also differ, though the largest remains at 17 inches. There are eight monotone exterior colours to choose from, those being Black Mica Metallic, Laser Blue Crystal Shine, Mustard Yellow Mica Metallic, Fire Quartz Red Metallic, Natural Beige Mica Metallic, Shining White Pearl, Bright Silver Metallic, and Compano Red. The last three options can be had with a two-tone finish, where the roof gets painted in black metallic.

Inside, the cabin is pretty much identical to the Raize, but of course it gets the right badging and some trims that are unique to Daihatsu. It also has the same 900 mm space between the front and rear seats, and the boot features a dual-level floor that offers up to 369 litres of space.

Lastly, pricing. There are four variants of the Rocky that are on sale in Japan, starting with the entry-level L that costs 1.55 million yen (RM59k). Above that is the Rocky X at 1.68 million yen (RM64k), Rocky G at 1.82 million yen (RM69k), and the Rocky Premium at two million yen (RM76k). All models get the AWD option as well. Now, the Rocky may be rebadged as the next Perodua Kembara, so take a look at how it stacks up against the Geely Binyue, otherwise known as the Proton X50.




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Comments

  • Come on Perodua, add the teh tarik hook and badge and we are ready to go! Don’t change to something that is of lower specifications.

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    • just heard our Malaysia model updated ASA 3.0

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      • Asam laksa on Nov 07, 2019 at 5:37 pm

        Don’t worry, Perodua will give full spec and affordable price for their upcoming game changing D55L SUV unlike the so called national car Proton X70 which cost RM123K. In China, the Boyue is only RM70K.

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        • Celup King on Nov 08, 2019 at 2:02 pm

          Since when Perodua gives full spec? I am still waiting for Kenari hybrid since 2003. 16 years they had never given us full spec, I am still waiting for that day to come but so far I had been disappointed.

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  • P2suv on Nov 07, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Ok la rm59k. Waiting for p2 D55L start rm55k. Let see how is p2 design front n rear bumper for their version. Put sunroof lols.

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    • yawnz on Nov 07, 2019 at 5:29 pm

      yawnz…. Come here will be RM69k after factor in all profits must be sent back to Japan, so smack competing price-wise with X50. With X50 being all round the much better car, it will be the same X70 eating Aruz success story again.

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  • At Japan
    Daihatsu Rocky 1.0L Turbo (1.5L) – RM59k to RM76k.
    Toyota Raize 1.0L Turbo (1.5L) – RM64k to RM78k.
    Honda H-RV 1.5L – RM 78k to RM 91k.
    Honda H-RV 1.5L Hybrid – RM 91k – RM103k.

    https://paultan.org/2018/02/19/2018-honda-hr-v-facelift-detailed/

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  • Rakyat Malaysia on Nov 07, 2019 at 11:54 am

    P2 tunggu apelagi… just tampal logo Perodua, tukak sport rim 17inci and sell laa ! RM59k jer!!

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  • The latest myvi showed much improved fit and finish, paint job and NVH .

    I’m expecting good things for the new Kembara ,

    might get one as a second car

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  • y not on Nov 07, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    perodua, do the right thing. bring this in. keep the price as lowest possible, and dont water it down.

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  • menteri_pasola on Nov 07, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    another value JDM copy is coming to Malaysia , means new era of mini SUV JDM

    time to buy share from perodua parent company

    potong shop will also enjoice with this news

    accessories shop also got more market to sell

    hidop JDM !
    hidop Perodua !
    hidop 50% TIV !

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  • Proton oh Proton on Nov 07, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    For sure will be pisang goreng… If P2 bring in before X50.

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  • choo..choo..Perodua Henzem incoming. It’s time to sell off my long-standing Kancil & buy this one. Underpowered no problem, asalkan boleh jalan bring to work :)))

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  • Habislah Toyota Rush…

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    • azhar on Nov 08, 2019 at 9:27 am

      How habis if rush hard to sell?..should be habis laa X50 :-)

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      • Celup King on Nov 08, 2019 at 2:04 pm

        You people said the same thing with X70, but I still see more X70s on the road compared to Aruz and day by day I see more and more X70s. Should be habislah Perodua BS. Might as well call this Perodua Batu Sapi, or Perodua BS for short.

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      • Real LLort on Nov 08, 2019 at 3:31 pm

        Better be on the fence because last time someone said “habisla X70” before it’s launched and now it seems like it is almost “habis dibeli” lol lol

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  • Nasim on Nov 07, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Perodua please bring this in with the Myvi 1.5l engine and sell it below 50k please I will surely buy!!!

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    • azaxasa on Nov 08, 2019 at 3:33 pm

      I would love this to come here and better if first come b4 x50. Makes them p1 people think of better pricing if this car sell below 50k (unlikely but we can hope!)

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  • thepolygon on Nov 07, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    Now this is a very fast progress. It’s on sale now in Japan. Hmm.. wonder when will this end up here.

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  • Lalaland on Nov 07, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    I think very soon will be arriving here.

    If proton x50 launched first, they will capture the target consumer first.

    So i guess who strike first will have the advantage.

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  • LimHoongHong on Sep 05, 2020 at 11:47 am

    Hi Paul Tan. Why don’t you create an app and put it in Google Play store for your fans to download and use? I would personally like that.

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  • why in malaysia this car model no Manual !!
    Manual car help us to use our proctise to use our right brain too

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  • JOSEPH SCICLUNA on May 13, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    do you have the manual book in english please …can the audio be translated from japan to english thank you

    regards
    Joe

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