Indonesia – Toyota Rush mini SUV gets a TRD Sportivo kit

Posted on: Aug 28, 2013 - 8:34pm IST

The Toyota Rush is a compact SUV that is sold in markets such as Indonesia and Malaysia. The Rush is also known as the Daihatsu Terios (and if you would like to relate India in between all of this, we can tell you that the first generation Terios is being sold to us as the Premier Rio).

Toyota Rush facelift Indonesia

Autonetmagz have reason to believe that Toyota is planning a facelift for their mini SUV and that it could look like this. Note that they also say that this could just be a TRD Sportivo kit (which is also sold in India for the Etios, Liva and Fortuner) which includes a body kit, some stickers on the door and branding on the seats.

If this is indeed a facelift, there are no drastic changes to the Rush and one has to literally use a magnifying glass to observe that the air dam on the front bumper is differently styled.

Premier Rio CRDi4 front
This is the first generation Toyota Rush/Daihatsu Terios, better known to us as the Premier Rio.

Engine wise, the Rush is powered by a 109PS 1.5-liter petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual or 4-speed AT.

It should also be mentioned that a 7-seat version of the Rush is available in Indonesia, albeit with the Daihatsu badge. Called the Terios Advantage, the wheelbase of the car is enhanced to accommodate the third row of seats.

Currently, Toyota has no plans of introducing the Rush in the Indian market.

[Image from – Autonetmagz]

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8 thoughts on “Indonesia – Toyota Rush mini SUV gets a TRD Sportivo kit

  1. Swapnil R says:

    No offense but just adding a Toyota badge doesn’t make it look good all-of-a-sudden …
    Well, as Anand says, its all subjective really 🙂

    Also look at it this way – if Etios could be priced the way it is currently, how’d they have priced Rush – definitely not lower than Etios!

    I know I’m speculating now, but you’d definitely see a lot lesser Rush(s) (taking the reference from Rio here) on the roads than you see Etios(s)!

    1. Dr. Nayak says:

      One of the most technologically advanced nation like India doesn’t need out dated foreign garbage from mundane Japanese manufacturer!!

      1. Ganesh says:

        Whay about Qialis? What about all the junked models from offshore into India form Maruti?? Unfortunately thats the reality.

        On the other hand, these manufactures need not come out with India specific junkies like Etios!

  2. Ganesh says:

    Why is this one not in India yet? Instead they came out with something as lousy as Etios!?

    1. Swapnil R says:

      I guess ya failed to read it entirely brother …
      I’d prefer an built-for-India Etios over da Rio or should I say Zotye 2008 or Toyota Taruna any day !

      1. Ganesh says:

        What is wrong with this car:
        The interiors look better than Etios and with slightly up-ed equipment and features this can be sold at a goof price point here in India.

        Why would Toyota has to come out with a car like Etios which looked outdated by atleast 5-6 years at the launch itself??

    2. Anand says:

      @Ganesh, Do you think it looks better.!! Of course it is subjective. My view is that It would be better this could be stay away from us …:)

      1. Ganesh says:

        Yes Rush looks better, better than the Rio which is a generation old.

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