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.
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.
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.