With the launch of the second-generation Toyota Rush here in Malaysia, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) finally as an answer to Honda’s popular BR-V. Having covered its extensive list of features and specification, Eu Jin had the opportunity to sample the Rush first hand on public roads.
The highlight of this test drive is to demonstrate the Pre-Collision System which bundles Pre-Collision Warning, Pre-Collision Braking, Front Departure Alert and Pedal Misoperation Control using a stereo camera mounted on the front windscreen. As mentioned in the video, the Pre-Collision Braking will only function three times during each journey, after which the system will be disabled until the vehicle is restarted. The system works similarly to the Perodua Myvi’s Advanced Safety Assist (ASA) – albeit a more advanced version of it.
Despite some of its shortcomings, the locally assembled Toyota Rush still packs a tremendous bang for your buck considering the number of features and safety equipment present in the car. I mean, come on, where else can you get Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) on a vehicle below RM100k?