2017 Toyota Rush Design, Specs, Release Date

The Toyota, beyond doubt, is one of the leading car makers in the world. The brand is now keen on increasing its portfolio of cars and shares across the various markets. Its hatchbacks, crossovers, and SUVs are being spruced up and Toyota is also planning to launch their vehicles in more markets with time. In 2017, the Toyota Rush 2017 will be made available in various countries as per the industry updates. The Rush has enjoyed success in South East Asian market so far. It may be sold in 5 trims. It will give Toyota some scope to compete in the steeply competitive SUV segment where rivals like Honda and Ford are enjoying good sales all over the world.

2017 Toyota Rush - front

2017 Toyota Rush – Stylish Exterior and Interior Design

The 2017 Toyota Rush looks sporty and stylish. It does have a masculine look but that is not overtly macho.  The front grille sports three slats and large wraparound headlamps look nice. Its integrated LED daytime running lamps are also enticing. Even its front side bumper is nicely designed and it is slightly blackened. The tail lamps are also LED-powered and the car now gets 16-inch alloy wheels. Its side looks somewhat minimalist and a shark fin antenna and Roof rails add to the sleekness. The back side of 2017 Toyota Rush looks somewhat like the company’s popular SUV Fortuner. It looks nice with chrome tipped exhaust vents positioned down facing. The back door has a spare wheel. The exterior hues include Nebula blue, grey metallic and champagne metallic etc.


Inside the cabin of 2017 Toyota Rush, there is an overabundance of black. The inside is not luxurious but it does not look cheap either. The 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment panel and 6 speakers sound system is ideal for geeks. Door trims get silver colour inserts. Space is not an issue and seat upholstery is decent. The car is expected to lanch global lay as a 7 seater vehicle as it is sold in Indonesia. The usage of materials is decent but cannot match the quality of German rivals. The seats are positioned in such ways you can adjust them to make space for cargo.

Like other Toyota vehicles, the 2017 Toyota Rush is expected to be equipped with latest entertainment and safety features. The expected safety features include dual SRS front airbags, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Anti-lock Brake System, Toyota security system and rear parking sensors. These look good but the Rush lags a little behind some Korean rivals and notably the ones from VW stable. A diesel engine may also be offered but details have not been made available yet. The music system is good enough and there are wireless connectivity options.

2017 Toyota Rush - interior

2017 Toyota Rush – Main Power Production Unit

The 2017 Toyota Rush is powered by a 1.5-litre VVT-i four-cylinder engine and it is coupled with a -speed automatic transmission unit. The engine, used in some other Toyota vehicles is capable one though there are more powerful variants. It is ideal for general use and occasional drive on a highway. Ride quality is good but engine noise could be better insulated. Body roll is not much and the suspension lets the car glide over bumps quite decently. There is no news of any hybrid power train being used in this car. Fuel economy is average though there are worse contenders in this regard.

2017 Toyota Rush - rear

2017 Toyota Rush – When can it be seen on the road?

The company has not said anything on the exact release date of the 2017 Rush but the car may hit the roads in last months of 2016. The price may hover around INR 8-14 lakhs.

Overall, 2017 Toyota Rush comes across as a capable affordable SUV aimed mostly at family buyers. The design is not overly stylish but you cannot call it drab or dull either. The cabin, while not lavish is practically designed with good quality seats and storage spaces inside. The entertainment and safety features are just right though advanced safety features are not there. The engine is also decent but it is certainly not the most powerful in its category. Ride quality, however, is where the 2017 Toyota Rush scores over many rivals. Upon release, the car will face strong competition from popular rivals. Some of its most potent rivals are the Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta. A lot depends on how Toyota finally prices the car.

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