The all-new second-generation Toyota Rush is now officially launched in Malaysia, taking over the baton from the first-generation Rush that had its spare wheel on the rear doors for over a decade. Decked out with new styling and more importantly a vastly improved list of safety features, let Eu Jin take you on a closer look at the new Rush.
Powered by a modest 2NR-VE 1.5-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated DVVT-i petrol engine (shared with the Avanza and new Myvi) and four-speed automatic, the Rush commands 105 hp and 136 Nm of torque that drives the rear wheels exclusively.
UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has blown the Rush’s competitors out of the water when it comes to safety features with six airbags, Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Panoramic View Monitor, digital video recorder (dash cam), Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and a Pre-Collision System – the last item is exclusive to the top of the line 1.5S variant.
Prices for the locally assembled Toyota Rush is estimated to be RM93,000 for the 1.5 G and RM98,000 for the 1.5 S. All purchases of the new Rush comes with 5-Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty.
Toyota Rush 1.5 S Launched in Malaysia