As the country’s market leader, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has no shortage of rivals in practically every segment, so it has to keep its offerings updated. Its Rush entry-level SUV is no exception, facing off competition from both mainstream and emerging brands.
Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has updated the Rush to be more competitive in its segment
To that end, the automaker has announced the release of the updated Rush, for customers who want a vehicle that is capable of handling passengers, cargo, and a variety of terrain. First off, the Rush E now comes with three seating rows. That means the model is now capable of accommodating seven passengers throughout the range.
The added passengers might make it more difficult to see rearward, especially when parking. That’s why the Rush E now comes with the same reverse camera found on the top-spec G variant.
Seven seats are now standard across all Rush variants
These welcome upgrades aside, all Rush variants continue to retain other elements that have made the model one of Toyota’s brisk sellers. The 220mm ground clearance is suitable for driving in adverse weather as well as rough road conditions. A 7-inch infotainment system handles communications and media streaming. The rear sonar warns drivers of obstacles when maneuvering.
In terms of safety, the Toyota Rush continues to offer up to six airbags, anti-lock brakes, and vehicle stability control, among other protective features.
"We at Toyota continuously listen to the requests of our customers to make improvements in our cars. The Rush is a favorite family vehicle, and with the Filipino’s close-knit and often extended family, we added the third row to bring the joy of moving together to more members," said Sherwin Chualim, First Vice President of TMP's Vehicle Sales Operations.
Up to six airbags protect all occupants in the event of collisions
"As our thrust of advancing mobility for all becomes more relevant especially at this time when safe transportation with social distancing is essential, we aim to provide more options to Filipino customers, and give them the best value,” he added.
The updated Rush E variant carries a sticker price of Php 983,000 for the manual version and Php 1,023,000 for the automatic. The top-of-the-line G variant retails for Php 1,100,000.
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