Toyota Rush to be launched in India by 2021 - Report

24/04/2019 - 16:00 | ,   | Prashant Singh

The Honda BR-V hasn't received much success in India, but Toyota Kirloskar Motor still has decided to launch a similar product - the Toyota Rush. Citing undisclosed dealer sources, a new report from CarBlogIndia claims that the company will launch it in 2020 or 2021.

Toyota Rush SUV India launch
The current, second generation Toyota Rush was introduced in November 2017.

The Toyota Rush has been rumoured for India for a long time. Even though developed especially for ASEAN markets, it is sold in over 100 countries. The current, second generation model was introduced in November 2017. It is made in 5- and 7-seat versions, but with the same wheelbase. Expect only the 7-seat version to reach our market, as is the case with the Honda BR-V. For customers wanting an economical 5-seat SUV, TKM will launch a Toyota-badged Vitara Brezza next decade.

The Toyota Rush measures 4,435 mm in length, 1,695 mm in width and 1,705 mm in height. It has a 2,685 mm wheelbase and a 220 mm ground clearance. Under the hood, is the 2NR-VE 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 105 PS at 6,000 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. A 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission directs power to the rear wheels. There's no diesel engine option for this frame-based vehicle.

2018 Toyota Rush rear three quarters
In addition to the Honda BR-V, the Toyota Rush will compete with the 7-seat next-gen Hyundai Creta in India.

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Dealership sources suggest that Toyota Kirsloskar Motor may price the Rush from near INR 13 lakh (ex-showroom). So far, it's all hearsay. The company is yet to confirm if it plans to launch this model.


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