If launched, the all-new Toyota Rush will rival the Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport in India.
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.
In India, the all-new 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. Check Out – Upcoming Toyota Cars in India – Picture Gallery
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 confirmation about its arrival in India.
|Minimum||Rs 8 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 12 lakh|
In order to withstand rivals like Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport, Toyota will price its new compact SUV competitively. While the Brezza costs between Rs 7.19 lakh – Rs 9.88 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), we can safely expect the Rush to come within the range of Rs 8 lakh – Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom).
In the Indonesian market, the Rush is available with a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC engine with Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i) technology. This petrol motor dishes out a top power of 107.5bhp (109PS) at 6,000rpm and 141Nm of torque at 4,400rpm. For performing transmission duties, the vehicle has a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
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.
Similar to the Indonesia-spec model, the India-bound version might come in four colour options – White, Champagne Metallic, Black Metallic and Grey Metallic.
If launched in India, this new Toyota compact SUV will face a close competition from the Maruti Vitara Brezza and EcoSport.
Face of the new Toyota compact SUV is styled aggressive with perforated radiator grille surrounded by headlamp cluster, chrome finish bumper with dual-tone effect, round shaped fog laps, tinted windscreen and pronounced bonnet. The retractable wing mirrors have chrome garnishing with integrated side turn indicators. The prominent wheel arches comes fitted with a pair of 16-inch alloy wheels. The side profile is further accentuated by muscular creases and chromed door handles. Features like high-mounted LED stop lamp, sporty bumper with reflectors, rear spoiler and large windshield with wiper create a sporty rear.
With dual-tone colour scheme, the cabin of the car looks quite sporty. The Rush has 7-seats layout with versatile seat arrangements. The 50:50 split fold second row seat has 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. The car also gets new combination meter design with red and white background.
Feature-wise, Toyota’s upcoming compact SUV will be a loaded package. The car will come with 2-DIN audio system with 6-speakers and USB and Bluetooth connectivity, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, dual air conditioning, etc. The safety aspect of the car will be taken care of by SRS airbag, ABS with EBD, 3-point ELRx2 pretensioner and force limiter seatbelts, child safety door lock, ISOFIX and side door beam.
|Fuel Tank Capacity||45-litres|
|Seating Capacity||5 Passengers|
Front – MacPherson Strut with coil spring and stabiliser bar
Rear – 5-link with coil spring and lateral rod
Front – Disc
Rear – Drum
Tyre & Wheels (including spare wheel)