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Old 4th October 2013, 13:02   #1
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A rumour originating on FlyWheel suggests that Toyota Kirloskar India is lining up the Rush compact SUV for the Indian car market. The report goes on to add that the real world testing of the SUV on Indian roads will commence shortly. A reveal at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo is being speculated for the Toyota Rush. Toyota is said to be looking at positioning the Rush compact SUV in the segment below that of the Fortuner, a space that's very wide indeed. Stylistically, the Rush seems to have borrowed many cues from the Fortuner.

The report also suggests that Toyota is looking to gain excise concessions that the Indian government offers for sub-4 meter cars. Since the Rush (2nd generation model) sold internationally measures well over 4 meters in length, Toyota will have to re-engineer the SUV to fit within the 4 meter length bracket. Speculated engine options for the Rush, if sold in India, include the 1.5 liter petrol and the 1.4 liter D-4D turbo diesel units, both found on the Etios sedan and Liva hatchback models.

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Was able to find some snaps from the web , have a look at it

Also a video from Cyprus

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Thanks for the info. Will this model be offered in All-Wheel-Drive configuration? And what is the expected price?
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Thanks for the info. Will this model be offered in All-Wheel-Drive configuration? And what is the expected price?
The Rush falls in the 8 lakh belt, about the AWD i am not sure.
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I am sure it will be priced above the Duster!!! Going by Toyota's approach, they will introduce it at a lower price and slowly increase the prices (just like duster / Ecosport) I think, if launched the top end variant should be close to 15-16 lakhs on road.
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EecoSport killer.

And giver toyota's reputation of reliability, it will have huge waiting periods too.
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I am sure it will be priced above the Duster!!! Going by Toyota's approach, they will introduce it at a lower price and slowly increase the prices (just like duster / Ecosport) I think, if launched the top end variant should be close to 15-16 lakhs on road.
The Rush is just as equipped as compared to the other cars in the market (especially when compared to Duster and Ecosport). There would be no way that Toyota will bring that SUV in the league above Duster or Ecosport.

Take a look at the Rush home page here: http://www.toyota.com.my/rush/

Another thing to note is that Rush is priced half of Fortuner in there.
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The Rush doesn't make sense. The Be-go on the other hand is a direct EcoSport competitor and stands to be a hit in our market when you consider the under 4 meter length and the possibility of 4WD:

http://www.daihatsu.com/news/n2006/06011701/
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Rush does make sense.
7 seats, which the eecosport doesnt have.
Even if they charge a premium of 1.5 lakhs, still it will sell.
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I'm sorry, but this vehicle looks very mediocre to fight it out against the likes of Ecosport. I'm not doubting it's off road prowess, but a two decade old badge engineered Daihatsu(Terios Advantage) doesn't really look promising at all.
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Why are SUVs shrinking and looking like hatches on stilts? Whatever happened to old school butch hulk.
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First we had Etios which looked like Renault Logan and now this Rush that looks like Premier Rio(those who know what that is !!)

And we will still have people who pay few lakhs extra for the Legendary Toyota quality.

I am not against Them launching Rush in India. But I feel this design should have been launched in late 2011/early 2012. Its looking way to out dated now. But knowing Toyota and their 3rd world attitude towards India, I can expect the about to be phased out Rush to come to India
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I'm sorry, but this vehicle looks very mediocre to fight it out against the likes of Ecosport. I'm not doubting it's off road prowess, but a two decade old badge engineered Daihatsu(Terios Advantage) doesn't really look promising at all.
+1. Another mediocre product from Toyota. I am sure they will charge a premium for this.
Isn't Premier Rio based on Terios?
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+1. Another mediocre product from Toyota. I am sure they will charge a premium for this.
Isn't Premier Rio based on Terios?
Rio is based on OLD phased out Terios. Of course the panel dyes are of the Terios.

Terios is eventually inspired by previous generations RAV 4.
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Found another YouTube video. Although the video itself is amateurish, it does give us a sneek peek on the interiors & space.

Check it out:-

Regards,
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