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!
Know more about Toyota Rush 2024
The Rush 2023 is Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP)’s entry to the local competitive multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) segment. Considering its relatively large size and affordable pricing, the MPV is regarded by some as an entry-level SUV to the Japanese car brand. Toyota Rush Price in the Philippines ranges from PHP 983,000 to PHP 1,176,000 with 3 different variants. Under the hood, it is powered by a 1.5-liter 2NR-VE inline-4 DOHC gasoline engine that makes 102 hp and 134 Nm of torque. This engine can be connected to either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. Dimensions-wise, the Rush spans 4,435 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width, and 1,705 mm in height. In the local market, this vehicle from Toyota Philippines competes against the likes of the Mitsubishi Xpander and Honda BR-V.
There are many SUV-like features that the Toyota Rush offers such as a relatively high ground clearance rated at 220 mm and its new seating configuration that makes seven as standard across all variants. It is considered as one of the best value for money especially for those who wish for a relatively affordable family car. In other markets, the Toyota Rush is called the Daihatsu Terios due to the Japanese automaker's partnership with Daihatsu Motor.
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