Toyota is seriously looking to enter the popular mid-size SUV segment in India. The Japanese auto maker is looking on a ideal SUV, and as per reports it may zero down on the Rush, sold in Southeast Asian countries. Toyota unveiled the 2018 version of the Rush in the Indonesian market in November-2017.

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MPV-styled Toyota Rush compact SUV is popular in South East Asian countries.

The Rush, currently in its second generation, is an MPV-styled compact SUV by nature. It has quite a few good design cues on the exterior, like a Chrome grille and a redesigned face. On the rear, we can see an attractive set of swept back head lamp with plastic cladding on the bumper.

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Like the Fortuner and Innova, we believe Toyota India wants to replicate the same success in the lower-segment as well.

The interiors feature dual tone beige and black finish. This SUV will come loaded with features like a 7-inch touch screen infotainment system, keyless entry, push start stop, 6 airbags, ABS with EBD and so on. This may give the Rush an edge over its rivals like the Honda BR-V and the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.

Engine-wise, that Rush will be powered by a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine. This engine is capable of producing 104 BHP of power and 136 Nm of torque. It will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

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If Toyota Rush is launched in India, it will rival head-on with the Honda BR-V.

It may seem very unlikely that Toyota may bring it here, but we can expect the automaker to pull a surprise by launching it. Prices may start from Rs. 15 lakhs, which may be a tad expensive for some. But with Toyota’s reliability around, it may be a good pick if you opt for one.

 
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Source: IBT