The 2018 Toyota Rush is a sporty and compact crossover SUV that will be released sometime in the upcoming year. The compact SUV and crossover segment is where all the actions are and nearly all carmakers are vying for the pie nowadays. The Toyota, which is one of the major players, does not want to be left behind.
2018 Toyota Rush – Sleek and Sporty Design
The 2018 Toyota Rush looks sleek and sporty from outside. The exterior boast mostly of sharp creases and few curvatures are also there. The facelift includes changes both in exterior and the cabin. Its front bumper has been spruced up to an extent. However, the top trims -Sportivo and Ultimo feature two-tone effect and a nice faux carbon-fibre finish beneath the grille at the front. The radiator grille has chrome and red lines which add to the oomph. There are projector headlamps and taillights are based on Led technology. The Sportivo gets 16-inch alloy wheels. It also gets red colored decals on side of the body.
The top end Sportivo and Ultimo trim get 7 seaters set up while entry level trim G gets 5 seater setup. The cabin also looks quite sporty and sleek. The upholstery is also trendy if not very high end. Furthermore, the Toyota has used lattes infotainment system in the model and there is support for Bluetooth and USB. Even the dashboard region has been made clutter free and it does not look cheap at all. The inclusion of a few in cabin storage bins and cubicles also deserve praise.
The 2018 Toyota Rush is available with lattes safety features. Standard safety features across all trims include the engine immobilizer, Dual SRS Airbag, EBD and ABS. It also gets rear parking sensors and anti-theft alarm. The infotainment system has also bent priced up and it is quite easy to use.
2018 Toyota Rush – Engine and Gearbox
The new Toyota Rush is powered by a beefy 1.5 liter VVT-i petrol engine with 107HP. It is sold with a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual gearbox. This is where it lags behind rivals a bit. The Toyota has tweaked the suspension in the model to tackle rough roads with aplomb. The ride quality is decent and the body roll is minimal. It is not known if Toyota will introduce the car with more engine choices in new markets.
2018 Toyota Rush – Summing it up, Competitions and Price
The 2018 Toyota Rush is a decent compact crossover that has nice styling and good performance. It now gets two new trims and they will appeal to suave urban buyers. It offers good value for money but faces steep competition from the likes of Hyundai Creta and Dacia Duster. The lack of a diesel powertrain may also affect its prospects in some markets. The price is not yet revealed.