UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) at present launched the all-new Toyota Rush, which is obtainable in two locally-assembled (CKD) variants – 1.5G and 1.5S – with costs estimated to start out from RM93,000 for the previous and RM98,000 for the latter.
Visually, the seven-seater has been fully redesigned and now sports activities an MPV-SUV crossover look that isn’t not like the Honda BR-V. Styling cues on the entrance look like influenced by the bigger Fortuner, and embrace a tapered, four-slat grille that’s flanked by slim LED headlamps with notched indicators on the 1.5S (the 1.5G will get halogen items as an alternative).
The decrease apron is segmented into the sections, with these within the corners being devoted to the round fog lamps (1.5S solely) and fake inlets, and the center one an precise consumption. Considered as a complete, the mixture of blacked-out and body-coloured areas create a distinguished ‘X design’ on the Rush’s face, which performs effectively with Toyota’s dynamic design language method.
On both sides of the Rush, a rising crease from the entrance wheel arch culminates on the tip of the rear taillight, whereas physique cladding matches the MPV-SUV persona being portrayed. Each variants include 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped with 215/60 profile tyres by default, together with an ‘R-Blade’ bodykit that provides on silver touches on all sides.
Shifting in direction of the rear, wraparound LED taillights meet with the black window trims that type a part of the roof spoiler, whereas a scalloped part of the big tailgate is devoted to the accommodate the quantity plate. Extra physique cladding is current within the decrease apron, joined by a skid plate in black (additionally discovered on the entrance).
If the brand new Rush appears to be like bigger than its rounder predecessor, your eyes aren’t fooling you. Dimension-wise, the brand new mannequin is Four,435 mm lengthy, 1,695 mm extensive, 1,705 mm tall and has a 2,685 mm wheelbase, with most of these figures being greater than the earlier mannequin’s Four,055 mm size, 1,695 mm width, 1,690 mm top and a couple of,580 mm.
In the meantime, the BR-V, which is the Rush’s closest rival, measures Four,456 mm lengthy (+21 mm), 1,735 mm extensive (+40 mm), 1,666 mm tall (-39 mm) and comes with a 2,662 mm wheelbase (-23 mm). To those that could concern, the BR-V’s floor clearance of 201 mm can also be lower than the brand new Rush’s 220 mm.
The inside additionally receives a overhaul, and now sports activities a extra modern and fairly symmetrical design in comparison with earlier than. Highlights embrace a silver and chrome accents that distinction with the primarily black inside, whereas leather-based upholstery is relevant to the 1.5S (cloth for 1.5G).
As earlier than, the Rush provides seating for seven, distributed based on a 2-Three-2 format, with the second row following a 60:40 break up; third row is 50:50. With the third row backrest folded down, there’s 217 litres of cupboard space, which is expanded to 514 litres when tumbled up.
No matter variant alternative, you’ll get single-zone air-conditioning with rear blower vents, 6.Eight-inch DVD-AVX head unit with display screen mirroring and navigation operate, multi-info show, Panoramic View Monitor with 4 cameras, Toyota AutoTag built-in SmartTAG, 4 electrical retailers, keyless entry and begin, digital video recorder (DVR) and at least 13 cupholders.
When it comes to the security package, the Rush impresses with its ‘Protected-T Plus’ bundle that features six airbags, a blind spot monitor with rear-cross site visitors alert, car stability management and Pre-Collision System. The final merchandise is unique to the 1.5S and operates like most autonomous emergency braking techniques by first alerting the motive force at speeds of Four-100 km/h (autos)/Four-50 km/h (pedestrians) when an imminent collision is forward.
Ought to no motion be taken, the system will apply the brakes (operational pace between Four-80 km/h) to try to stop or mitigate a crash. Additionally a part of the Pre-Collision System are entrance departure alert that alerts whenever you the automotive strikes forward by three metres, and Pedal Misoperation Management. These security techniques, together with traction management, hill begin help, ABS with EBD and brake help, and pedal misoperation management contribute to the Rush’s five-star ASEAN NCAP security ranking.
Underneath the bonnet, you’ll discover a 2NR-VE 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine with begin/cease. Not like the earlier 3SZ-VE powerplant, the brand new mill comes with Twin VVT-i for higher effectivity and is similar unit discovered within the newest Avanza in addition to the Perodua Myvi.
Output figures are 105 PS at 6,000 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at Four,200 rpm, with drive going to the rear wheels by way of a four-speed torque converter automated. The corporate claims a gas consumption of 15.6 km/l, which qualifies the Rush to be an Vitality Environment friendly Car (EEV).
Clients will get to select from 5 exterior colors – White, Silver Metallic, Darkish Gray Metallic, Blue Metallic and Darkish Inexperienced Metallic. Every buy additionally comes with a five-year/limitless mileage guarantee.
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