The Toyota Rush is the much anticipated addition to the Toyota Lineup, filling the gap between affordable, and able-to-carry-the-family-slash-dogs-slash-groceries market. It’s even been given the nickname as the baby Fortuner. The images you’ll find below is the TRD version, but the basics stays the same.
What is the Rush?
Essentially, in more sales-like terms, the Toyota Rush is a compact SUV, with the practicality of a 7 seater. If you are familiar with the Diahatsu Terios, then you will immediately understand the Rush.
What does it bring to the table?
For one, it offers space, loads and loads of space. The Toytota Rush is just over 4.4 meters long, 1.6 meters wide, and 1.7 meters high. Then above of that, 3 rows of seating, and Fortuner looks.
It’s not quite certain yet which models will be offered to the SA market, but if the Indonesian derivative is anything to go by, you may get something like ABS, EBD, Hill start assist, 6 airbags, and climate control.
According to cars.co.za, top of the range models will get 17″ alloy wheels, electric mirrors with integrated indicators, and LED Tail Lamps.
It does look like there will be two options available when it comes to gearboxes, but engine will be the same. The Rush is powered by a 1.5l 4 cylinder pushing about 77kW and 137Nm respectively.
Gearboxes is either a 5 speed manual, or 4 speed automatic, both in rear-wheel-drive configuration.
Freeway Toyota now has a launch promotion, offering free smash & grab, leather seats, and a 2 year extended warranty.
Toyota Rush High 1.5 MT – R302,900
Toyota Rush Hight 1.5 AT – R316,600
We certainly can’t wait to see if this rather well priced Toyota does offer the “Rush” we expect from it!
Images & Source: cars.co.za