India is a SUVs loving country because our region deals with problems like bumpy roads, traffic jams and natural disasters on a regular basis. When you consider those factors it shouldn’t be surprising when vehicles that can conquer potholes that keep you comfy in traffic and wade water to a reasonable degree tend to be popular. Whenever we see that an all-new Toyota Rush has been launched in the neighbouring country, we feel little bad.
The 2018 Toyota rush model can be changed now with some of the cosmetic and equipment upgrades. It belongs to the B segment and rival models such as the Honda BRV and Ford EcoSport. The compact SUV will come in three variant with the entry level with 1.5 g manual in the top of the range model 1.5 s.
Toyota Rush is an SUV that’s been long awaited in India and one that holds a lot of promise. But what does it have to offer and when will it launch in India.
Toyota Rush Review
Rush is an old school body on frame rear-wheel drive SUV that may put it at a slight disadvantage in terms of the drive experience and fuel efficiency compared to its monocoque rivals such as Hyundai Creta. Instead, Toyota could launch the model T and GA platform based CHR which has been spied on Indian roads recently. The CHR 5 seater is a most stylish and new age option. It could be launched around 2020 or 2021.
Toyota Rush Exterior Design
The new Rush gets the more aggressive design and comes with more features as compared to the previous model. The new Rush will come with LED headlamps and tail lamps. The electronic retractable mirrors with LED turning indicators, 16” alloy wheels, shark fin antenna and the rear spoiler. The SUV has a ground clearance of 220 mm. The steering wheel will look similar to Toyota Innova with controls to operate the infotainment system.
The cabin of Rush sports will get dual tone beige and black finish. It is quite big by mid-sized SUV standard at 4435 mm it’s shortened to the length of Honda BRV but still longer than other rivals like Hyundai Creta and Renault Captur. The weight is 1695 mm, height 1705 mm and wheelbase 2685 mm.
Toyota Rush Interior
The Rush is a seven seater and comes equipped with a list of features like push-button start, premium fabric, 7” touchscreen infotainment screen that also offers reverse Park Assist camera and still there is no confirmation if India will get dual-zone climate control. Lastly, in terms of safety, the SUV com MPV will get six airbags as standard along with ABS, Hill start assist and stability control.
Toyota Rush Engine
The Rush will offer 1.5 litres four-cylinder diesel motor that makes 105 PS and generates 140 NM of torque. This motor is available with a 5-speed manual transmission as the standard one. On the other hand, one can also get a 4-speed automatic unit on this motor as an option.
Toyota Rush Price in India
Toyota Rush will enter the Indian car market anytime soon is something that we need to wait and watch. We expect Toyota Rush price will cost around –
Minimum Price – Rs 8 Lakh
Maximum Price – Rs 12 Lakh