UMW Toyota Motor recently introduced the all-new Toyota Rush, the company’s answer to the popular Honda BR-V.
One of the biggest highlights of the all-new Toyota Rush is its Pre-Collision System, fitted to the 1.5S variant.
The Rush’s Pre-Collision System utilizes stereo cameras mounted behind the rear view mirror, similar to the Perodua Myvi’s Advanced Safety Assist (ASA).
Compared to the Myvi’s system, the one found on the all-new Rush is able to alert and mitigate a possible crash, from speeds of 4 to 100 km/h, an improvement over the Myvi's 30 km/h limit. In addition to that, the all-new Rush's PCS is also able to detect pedestrians, up to speeds of 50 km/h.
The all-new Rush’s pre-collision braking is able to bring the vehicle to a complete stop if it detects a vehicle or pedestrian with speeds up to 30 km/h, and is able to reduce collision damage if the speeds are within 30 to 80 km/h. Of course, this is also subject to the tyres' and road's conditions.
Similar to the Myvi’s ASA system, the all-new Rush also features Front Departure Alert and Pedal Misoperation Control, both of which will emit an audible alert to the driver.
The fitment of the Pre-Collision System also makes our Malaysian spec Rush the best-equipped model compared to the other markets the model is sold in, as no other market currently offer such a feature.
Honda also offers a similar Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) feature, part of the Honda Sensing suite found in the Accord, Odyssey, and CR-V. Compared to the Myvi and Rush's camera-only setup, the more expensive Honda Sensing adds a milimetre wave radar, thus providing better accuracy and a wider range of features, including adaptive cruise control.
That said, the Rush's Pre-Collision System works well enough for the sub-RM100k price range. Toyota's more expensive models like the Harrier feature a more advanced camera plus radar-based Toyota Safety Sense system, which is comparable to Honda's Sensing.
Elsewhere, the all-new Rush features, as standard, 6 airbags, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC), and Panoramic View Monitor (PVM).