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

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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.

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