2018 Toyota Rush Launch Date In India, Expected Price And Other Details


The 2018 Toyota Rush compact SUV is going to be unveiled to the world this year. The Japanese automaker has not yet confirmed any details regarding this SUV’s launch in India. However, it does come to India, it is going to emerge as a tough contender for the current segment leader Hyundai Creta. 

The year 2018 might finally mark the much-anticipated launch of the 2018 Toyota Rush in India. The Japanese automaker is all set to make the first public appearance of this compact SUV, in its next-generation avatar this year. So far, there is no information regarding the launch of this vehicle in India. However, we believe that Toyota should bring the 2018 Rush to India as it is going to emerge as a genuine competitor to the likes of Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. The Toyota Rush packs in a lot of muscle and attitude, thanks to its rugged exterior profile. At the same time, in indigenous Toyota fashion, it comes with rugged dependability and a feature loaded cabin.  According to recent speculations, it is likely that Toyota will introduce the Rush in India sometime by the end of 2018 or early 2019. Want to know more about the Rush? Read this report as we bring you everything that you need to know about this vehicle.

2018 toyota rush front profile

2018 Toyota Rush India Launch

As mentioned before, Toyota is completely silent regarding the debut of the Rush in India. However, the debut of the latest iteration of this SUV is scheduled in Indonesia this year itself. If all goes well, expect Toyota to launch the Rush SUV in India sometime during fiscal 2018-19.

Launch Date Fiscal 2018-19

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2018 Toyota Rush Price In India

The Rush will compete in the compact SUV segment in India. This means that it will compete against the likes of Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster alike. Consequently, expect this SUV to cost in-between INR 8 Lakh to 14 Lakh.

Expected Price INR 8 Lakh to INR 14 Lakh

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2018 Toyota Rush India Features

The latest iteration of the Toyota Rush is based on the TREC concept. Consequently, we expect the SUV to come with a sharp exterior profile. Designers are likely to keep the aesthetics sleek, just like we see on some of Toyota’s new vehicles. That said, the vehicle will have classic SUV silhouette, to attract customers in that segment. The cabin of the 2018 Rush is going to have a very premium set-up. It will get a host of features. Expect the next-gen rush to have a roomier cabin, something which the Indians are going to like quite a lot. The 2018 Rush is likely to get the following features:

  • Touchscreen Infotainment
  • Start-Stop Button
  • Keyless Entry
  • Bluetooth/USB/Aux-in Support
  • 6 Speakers
  • Multi-function Steering Wheel
  • Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Leather-wrapped Gear Knob
  • Rear AC Blower
  • Dual Front SRS Airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • 3-point ELRx2 Pretensioner and Force Limiter Seatbelts
  • Child Safety Door Lock
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors

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2018 toyota rush side profile

2018 Toyota Rush India Engine Specifications

The lack of a diesel engine is one of the major reasons that Toyota did not launch the current generation Rush SUV in India. Hence, the 2018 Rush, when it debuts will have both petrol and diesel engine options. Consequently, the petrol engine will get a 1.5-litre engine. This engine is going to produce 107 Bhp of power along with 141 Nm of peak torque. While the diesel derivative is going to get a 1.4-litre unit. This oil-burner will probably produce 100 BHP along with 220 Nm of peak torque. The petrol derivative will get a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. While the diesel derivative is going to feature a 6-speed manual unit. Toyota could also introduce an automatic gearbox as well.

Fuel Petrol Diesel
Engine 1.5-litre 1.4-litre
Power 107 BHP 100 BHP
Torque 141 Nm 220 Nm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual/Auto 6-Speed Manual

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2018 Toyota Rush India Exteriors

One can clearly see that the exterior profile of the Toyota Rush is very modern and sleek. Despite having the silhouette of an SUV, the Rush looks very sporty. It comes with large, wraparound headlamps and a thick front grille. These elements provide it with a very aggressive and dominating look. Something which the Indian buyers would like quite a lot. Furthermore, from the side, the Rush looks very stout and crisp. It comes with black plastic claddings which gives it a slight crossover appeal. From the back, the 2018 Toyota Rush continues to look sporty with its large tail-lamps and chunky boot-lid.

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2018 Toyota Rush India Interiors

Toyota is going to make sure that the next-generation Rush comes with a very plush cabin. Consequently, the materials are going to be high on quality. By the studio images, we can see that the dashboard layout of the Rush is simple and elegant. It comes with a dual-tone colour scheme of black and cream. In addition to this, there are several silver accents as well which adds to the premium appeal of the cabin. Furthermore, the top-spec trims could get leather upholstery. In India, Toyota could launch the Rush in a 5-Seater layout. That said, there is going to be quite a lot of space inside the cabin.

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2018 Toyota Rush India Competition

With its INR 8 lakh to 14 lakh price bracket, the 2018 Toyota Rush will compete in the compact SUV space in India. Consequently, it is going to compete with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and the Nissan Terrano.

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