Toyota has formally announced the arrival of the much-anticipated 7-seat Toyota Rush 2018. According to Toyota PH, the high-riding B-segment SUV will be making its local debut in Q2 2018. At launch, the new Rush will take the fight to the new Honda BR-V and the forthcoming crossover-MPV Mitsubishi Expander.
2018 Toyota Rush - Interior, Exterior & Drive
While this is the first time the Toyota Rush appearing in the Philippines, it is now running the second-generation in Indonesian market. To learn more about the upcoming Rush, click here to read our in-depth review.
The high-riding B-segment SUV will be making its local debut in Q2 2018
However, what we want to emphasize here is its special construction that differentiates our Rush from its rivals. While the Expander and BR-V are car-based vehicles, the representative from Toyota sits on a full-ladder frame, an extended Toyota Avanza platform to be exact. As a result, the 2018 Toyota Rush has something in common with the Avanza, particular in the hardware. Correspondingly, under the hood is a 1.5L Dual VVT-i engine developed from the Toyota’s renowned MPV with 103 PS and 136 Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 4-speed automatic and a 5-speed manual. Besides, the all-new Rush, unlike its main contenders, only comes with a rear-wheel drive system.
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In terms of design, the 2018 Rush shares components with its big brother Fortuner
In terms of design, the Toyota Rush 2018 shares components with its big brother Fortuner. In detail, the front end is outstanding with a 4-slat grille flanked by upswept headlights. Meanwhile, the bumper corners feature a couple of faux air intakes serving as fog lamp housings. As for the rear facet, the quarter-flanking taillights look quite similar to the Fortuner’s.
Hope that Toyota will share more key details and photos prior to the launch
Hopefully, the company will share more key details and photos prior to the launch. Stay tuned!