If launched in India, the new Toyota Rush will compete against the EcoSport, Nexon and Vitara Brezza.
The Indonesia-spec 2018 Toyota Rush uses a 2NR-VE, 4-cylinder petrol engine that's good for 104PS and 141Nm.
There is no doubt that the compact SUV/Crossover is the fastest growing segment across the world. Launches like Maruti Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Creta have also set the Indian compact SUV segment on fire. While every budged and premium brand is trying to get a piece of the pie here, Toyota too might jump into the fire ring with the all-new Rush. The Toyota Rush compact SUV is already on sale in several global markets including Malaysia and Indonesia. The SUV recently entered into its new generation and made its debut in Indonesia.
The new-generation Rush 7-seater SUV has been unveiled in Indonesia, while its launch is reported to happen in January 2018. Inspired by the Daihatsu FT concept, the 2018 Toyota Rush receives comprehensive design and feature updates. The SUV carline comes in two variants – G (MT) and TRD Sportivo (AT).
– New chromed grille
– Sweptback LED headlamps
– Silver bumper garnish
– Long hexagonal radiator grille
– Pronounced hood
– Retractable wing mirrors with LED side turn
– Black plastic body cladding
– New dashboard layout
– Beige trims and dual tone treatment with dark materials
– Silver bits on steering wheel and dashboard
– Instrument console has blue and white backlighting
– 7.0-inch touchscreen with reverse parking camera display
– Three large cup holders instead of centre armrest
New 2018 Toyota Rush Pictures
The new-generation Toyota Rush compact SUV has been unveiled in Indonesia on November 23, 2018. Reports suggest that the SUV’s new model will make its way to the Indonesian market in January 2018. Considering the growth of the compact SUV segment in India, the Japanese carmaker might think of bringing in the Rush in the country. As of now, there is no official word about its India launch.
In India, the Toyota Rush was spotted testing back in 2014, and since then rumours of its launch began flowing around. Reports suggest that this compact SUV wasn’t developed for the diesel, which is a key requirement for the Indian market. But now when this niche segment is growing at a dazzling pace, the company might consider the Rush for the country. Read – New Toyota Rush Vs Old Rush – What’s New
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If launched in India, the Toyota’s new compact SUV will go up against the new Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Maruti Vitara Brezza. Aiming to withstand rival, Toyota might come up with aggressive pricing. Currently, the Nexon and Brezza are available in the price range of Rs 5.85 – Rs 9.45 lakh and 7.24 lakh – Rs 9.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively. We can safely expect the Rush to come with a price tag of around Rs 8 lakh that will go up to Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Indonesia-spec 2018 Toyota Rush will be offered with a 2NR-VE, 4-cylinder petrol engine benefited with Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i) technology. This petrol motor is capable to deliver a top power of 102.57bhp (104PS) against 141Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties on the SUV are taken care of by a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox. While the former is available on the entry-level G variant, the latter one is offered on the TRD Sportivo variant. The front-wheel drive (FWD) system comes as standard across the carline.
Rumour has it that the India-spec new Toyota compact SUV will be developed to house a diesel powertrain. If it happens, the compact SUV might share its engine with the Toyota Corolla Altis. The sedan’s 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder D-4D oil burner makes 87.2bhp at 3,800rpm and 205Nm between 1800rpm – 2800rpm. However, there is nothing official about the technical specifications of the vehicle.
It would be quite early to make a comment on its mileage as the engine details are still unknown to us. Though, we can expect it to be as fuel efficient as its Indian rivals. Check Out – Upcoming Toyota Cars in India
In terms of design and styling, the 2018 Toyota Rush is inspired by the Daihatsu FT concept that broke cover at the GIIAS (Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show) in 2015. Face of the 7 –seater SUV looks aggressive with elements like new black finish grille flanked by bi-beam LED reflector headlamps, silver bumper garnish, L-shaped daytime running lights, a long hexagonal radiator grille, blackened fog lamps and pronounced hood. Styling elements such as retractable wing mirrors with chrome garnishing and integrated LED side turn indicators are carried over from the previous model. The prominent wheel arches are fitted with 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels on the TRD Sportivo variant, while the entry-level G trim gets 16-inch alloy wheels. Read About – New Toyota Fortuner | New Toyota Innova Crysta
The side profile is further accentuated by muscular creases, chromed door handles and black plastic body cladding. Features such TRD badged skid plates with treatment and side moulding are reserved for the top-end model. At the rear, the car sports high-mounted LED stop lamp, LED taillights, sporty bumper with reflectors, rear spoiler and large windshield with wiper create a sporty rear. While the FT Concept was 4,350mm long, 1,750mm wide, 1,690mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,685mm, the new 2018 Rush is bigger in proportions. It measures 4,435mm in length, 1,695mm in width and 1,705mm in height. Though, its wheelbase is similar to the FT concept. Read – New Toyota Vios To Challenge Honda City
Interior of the new-gen model is surely more upmarket and feature-loaded than the previous one. The car gets a new dashboard layout with soft-touch materials and beige trims. The dual tone (Black & Beige) treatment gives it a more refreshing look. You will notice beige trims on the door panels as well. The silver bits on steering wheel and dashboard add more to its premium appearance. The instrument console has blue and white backlighting.
While the manual air conditioning unit with memory function is standard across the carline, the automatic climate control is restricted to the range-topping TRD Sportivo varaint. There is a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Miracast and weblink capabilities integrated on the centre console. It also works as a display for the reverse parking camera. The keyless entry, near-field communication (NFC) compatible devices and an eight speaker audio system are offered only on the TRD Sportivo trim.
The 2018 Toyota Rush gets three large cup holders instead of centre armrest. Similar to the old model, the new one has 50:50 split fold second row seat with one-touch tumble, two headrests and reclining and sliding feature. One can also separate the foldable third row seat. The seat cover design with rear stitches adds more to its sporty appearance.
With respect to safety, the new-gen model comes equipped with six airbag, ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), hill start assist, VSC (vehicle stability control), 3-point ELRx2 pretensioner and force limiter seatbelts, child safety door lock, ISOFIX and side door beam.
Similar to the Indonesia-spec model, the India-bound version could be offered in a choice of four colour options – White, Champagne Metallic, Black Metallic and Grey Metallic.
If launched in India, this new Toyota compact SUV will compete against the new Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Maruti Vitara Brezza.