Toyota Rush India Launch in the Offing?

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The Toyota Rush is a compact SUV that is on sale in many markets globally. While Toyota Kirloskar Motor has so far denied having any plans of launching the Rush in India, speculations have been abounding that this compact SUV could be very headed to our shores. The Rush is currently available in Indonesia and Malaysia with a 1.5-litre, four cylinder, petrol engine. Various reports suggest TKM could shoehorn an oil burner into the engine bay of this compact SUV and launch it here. If and when this happens, the Toyota Rush will have a starting price of around Rs 8 lakh and it will go on to rival the likes of Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. Read on for all the available information on Toyota Rush India Launch Date, Price, Specifications, Mileage, etc.

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Regulars here would remember we were among the first to report about a Rush test mile that was spotted testing on Indian roads. We’re still not sure if the Rush test mule seen earlier was being tested to evaluate its prospects in Indian conditions. However, it would make complete sense to launch a smaller-than-Fortuner SUV in a SUV-hungry market of ours.

Toyota Rush India Launch Date

Toyota Kirloskar Motor is yet to confirm plans of launching the Rush in India. There are speculations that hint at an early-2018 launch date, but we would take them with a pinch of salt. You can safely watch this space for latest news updates on Toyota Rush India launch date.

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Toyota Rush Price in India

Minimum Price Rs 8 Lakh
Maximum Price Rs 12 Lakh

The Toyota Rush, once it lands on our shores, will go on to rival the likes of Hyundai Creta. Hence, we expect it to have a starting price of Rs 8 lakh. The top model could cost roughly Rs 12 lakh.

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Toyota Rush India Specifications

Engine 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder Petrol; 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder, Turbo Diesel
Max. Power 107.5 BHP; 87.2 BHP
Peak Torque 141 Nm; 205 Nm
Transmission 5-speed Manual/4-speed Automatic; 6-speed Manual

Currently, the Rush is on sale in Indonesia with a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder Petrol engine that benefits from Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i) technology. This engine outputs 107.5 BHP of max. power and 141 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties are courtesy of 5-speed Manual and 4-speed Automatic gearboxes. The Rush could come to us with this Petrol mill.

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However, there are strong rumours that the Toyota Rush Compact SUV will also get Corolla’s 1.4 D4D Turbo Diesel engine when it comes to India. This 1.4-litre, 4-cylinder Turbocharged Diesel engine outputs 87.2 BHP and 205 Nm. This engine variant will likely get a 6-speed Manual gearbox.

Toyota Rush Mileage

Petrol 15 KMPL
Diesel 21 KMPL

The 1.5 Petrol engine for the Rush can easily offer upto 15 KMPL. The Diesel engine, which comes from the Corolla Altis, can deliver upto 21 KMPL on the highways.

Toyota Rush Features

  • Power Windows
  • Remote Key
  • Integrated Audio System with 6 Speakers
  • Multi-function Steering Wheel
  • USB/Aux/Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Leather-wrapped Gear Knob
  • Auto Aircon
  • Rear AC Blower
  • Dual Front SRS Airbags
  • ABS
  • EBD
  • 3-point ELRx2 Pretensioner and Force Limiter Seatbelts
  • Child Safety Door Lock
  • ISOFIX

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Toyota Rush India Colours

  • White
  • Champagne Metallic
  • Black Metallic
  • Grey Metallic

In Indonesia, the Rush is on sale in above 4 colours. We expect the same to come to India.

Toyota Rush India Competition

  • Maruti Vitara Brezza
  • Ford EcoSport
  • Hyundai Creta
  • Renault Duster

Toyota Rush Dimensions

Length 4,420 mm
Width 1,745 mm
Height 1,740 mm
Ground Clearance 200 mm
Kerb Weight 1,260 KGs
Fuel Tank Capacity 45-litres
Turning Radius 5.6 m
Wheelbase 2685 mm

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Currently, the only SUV in Toyota’s product portfolio is the highly successful Fortuner, which retails for upwards of INR 25 lakhs. Hence, a lesser-priced global product such as the Rush compact SUV should enable a mass-market player like Toyota to capture more volumes in India.

Stay tuned for latest news updates on Toyota Rush India Launch Date, Price, Specifications, Mileage, Images, Features.

23 COMMENTS

  1. Fantastic let them take another 5years to release RUSH and AVANZA! Why RUSH??
    THESE two models were expected 3years back itself around 2015. By 2018 Toyota would have gone down to 6th or 7th position, as it is they have slipped to 2nd position. Toyota competitors will be sitting and licking Ice-cream till 2018 Rush. Yday there is a statistics showing MarutI sold 1lakh plus Units in Last month Feb 17 LEADER and Toyota just less then 20k! Way to GO 5th position. Kudos…

  2. Toyota must bring RUSH with under 4000 mm length to keep its cost down to succeed in Indian market. If it is brought in CNG variant also, it will certainly bring great volumes to TOYOTA and will prove to bepok a game changer.

  3. Indian market is waiting to sub four Meter toyota RUSH with a minimum mileage of 20KM with CVT engine.
    I don’t understand now why toyota like reputed car maker delayed the Rush in Indian roads….. Millions have faith in toyota after sales service and customer support. But Poor market study compare to other car manufactures. SO DO NOT DELAY TO INTRODUCE SUB 4 METER, GOOD MILEAGE COMPACT SUV…………….

  4. I don’t think Toyota will bring Rush in India, as since 3 years market is eagerly waiting for Rush. People who are waiting for this car, will have to shift there focus on some other car…………..

  5. Globally rush launched in 2010 and still they didn’t launch in India because their fortuner market will go down. I don’t think they will plan to launch this. They will launch move for eco sport facelift or Creta facelift or Honda wr-v

  6. I too reflect the similar opinion. We cannot understand the reason behind the agonizing delay in launching Rush in India. Just waiting for an early launch.

  7. RUSH must be launched in 2017 else TOYOTA looses its market share in compact SUV space to Ranualt Duster and Capture.

    I do not want to switch from Toyota brand however no option as Toyota dont care for the sentiments of thier customers

  8. I like Toyota rush i see their features and specifications i buy Toyota rush,, but my bad luck ,Toyota company is not launched this suv car 7 seated ,i watch one year ,,its look and design is vip ,please, i Request this company launch hurry.. I buy this car…. Thanks…

  9. Any time u launched this car please call me my mobile no. +91 99062 71390,,or sms …Please launched hurry.. I want Toyota rush 7 seated ( petrol)…

  10. 5-seater Rush is urgently awaited in India as the same shall compete with Brezza, Creta and the like…….Please don’t delay and hurriedly launch Rush in Indian market as the customers are still waiting for the same….

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