Toyota has unveiled the new generation Rush crossover and its badge-engineered Daihatsu Terios in Indonesia two days ago. The prices will be announced in January 2018.
The designers seems to have taken the inspiration from couple of Honda products – the CR-V and BR-V/Mobilio. The latter seems to have more influence on the vehicle, which is why the new Rush looks more like an MPV.
In Indonesia, the new Rush is available in G and TRD Sportivo variants. Features include LED headlamps, LED rear combination lamps, 17-inch machined alloy wheels, keyless entry, push button start, soft touch dashboard, 7-inch touchscreen, 8 speakers, auto AC and power slot on every row.
Safety kit includes 6 airbags, ABS, 7 seat belt indicators, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Hill-Start Assist (HSA) and Emergency Brake Signal (EBS).
However, the badge-engineered Daihatsu Terios doesn’t get as much kit as the new Rush. It gets only 2 airbags for example.
Powering the vehicle is a 1,496 cc 4-Cylinder Dual VVT-i 2NR-VE petrol engine, producing 104 PS @ 6000 rpm and 136 Nm of torque @ 4,200 rpm. Buyers have a choice of 5-speed manual or 4-speed auto. No 4WD is available but the Rush is a rear-wheel drive vehicle. So can we expect some fun-to-drive character?
The new Rush measures 4,435 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width and 1,705 mm in height. Wheelbase measures 2,685 mm and ground clearance is around 200 mm.
Those numbers are good enough to take on the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster in India. But, if TKM launches the new Rush in India, it’ll most likely end up eating into the sales of Fortuner and Innova Crysta. But still, i think they should give it a shot. What you guys think?