Previously, UMW Toyota Motor announced its post-GST pricing for Toyota vehicles here in Malaysia which coincidentally left out the Toyota Rush. With the introduction of this facelift model, we now understand why they have done so.
Three variants are on offer here with prices listed as below (OTR inclusive of GST and first-year insurance):
- Rush 1.5S (AT): RM103,300.00 (Metallic); RM102,530.44 (Non-Metallic)
- Rush 1.5G (AT): RM100,300.00 (Metallic); RM99,530.44 (Non-Metallic)
- Rush 1.5G (MT): RM98,000 (Metallic); RM97,258.00 (Non-Metallic)
When compared to the previous Rush facelift launched in 2011, the new Rush has received a hike in its pricing.
Already launched in Indonesia earlier, the new Toyota Rush merely see an update to both its exterior and interior styling. Underneath, the mechanicals remains largely the same.
Let’s start with the exterior where new front and rear bumpers are fitted, with a faux carbon fibre finish to create a two-tone effect. The front bumper now features a chrome lining that runs across the inverted trapezoidal grille, linking the projector headlamps. Only the 1.5S receives the addition of a LED positioning light.
Similarly, the redesigned fog lamps are reserved for the 1.5S including the power retractable wing mirrors. Elsewhere, you’ll see the clear LED rear combination lights and new design 16-inch polished alloy wheels wrapped in 235/60 series tyres, replacing the previous 215/65 ones.
Buyers will have a choice of five body colours: Black Metallic, Silver Metallic, Champagne Metallic, White, and Grey Metallic.
Inside the seven-seater cabin, the same dark coloured seats can still be found. The second and third row seats are easily configurable into various flexible combinations as well, capable of a 50:50 split fold with one-touch tumble along with reclining and sliding ability.
Moving on to the infotainment unit, a new design 2-DIN head unit is fitted, capable of receiving additional inputs – AUX-jack, USB, and Bluetooth with audio playback sent through a six-speaker setup.
For the driver, there are new instrument graphics as well as a recoloured steering wheel with on-wheel buttons. However, only the 1.5S’ steering wheel and gear knob are wrapped in leather while the other two variants will have to settle for urethane. Speaking of steering, the new Toyota Rush now adopts an electrically-assisted power steering (EPS).
The Rush’s powertrain remain unchanged here. Under the hood of all three variants is the same 3SZ-VE 1.5-litre in-line four-cylinder petrol engine mated to a four-speed torque convertor automatic transmission. The powerplant produces 109PS at 6,000 rpm and 141Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm.
As for safety, all three variants share the same spec sheet. Dual SRS airbags (driver and front passenger), anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), side door beam, collapsible steering column, and Toyota’s Global Outstanding Assessment (GOA) Body structure comes as standard.
ISOFIX mounting points are also available for those who want to install a child seat. A portable tyre pump is also available in the new Rush.
Like the other others offered by UMW Toyota Motor, buyers of the new Toyota Rush will receive a three-year/100,000km (whichever comes first) warranty.
The full specifications list can be seen here (click to view larger):