Toyota Rush was recently launched in the Philippines and with its arrival were raised many eyebrows. Spectators and auto junk started debating about its success quotient in the market. As to whether or not Filipinos should invest in the new Rush?
Does it have the potential to become the next Toyota Vios for the Japanese brand? With only three months down in the business, saying something for sure is not possible. However, what can be done is a thorough inspection of the car, and search for the elements that can support its long and healthy hail.
But before we focus on its bright side, it is essential to know the cars one can look in the same segment, aka Toyota Rush alternatives, i.e. Honda BR-V and Mitsubishi Xpander.
The two vehicles mentioned above give direct competition to the Rush. However, here is why we favour the 2018 Rush.
1. An MPV-SUV hybrid
Toyota Rush is a sports utility vehicle is the face of an MPV, and that’s the kind of cars that are doing well in this time and age. Buyers are looking for vehicles that provide the utility of two in the cost of one. Plus, its ‘Made in Japan’ moniker embarks on a different level of trust and peace in mind. The reason we think is because Japanese cars are way affordable than the German variety and the source us with all that’s needed and used.
2. Quality assured
Just because a car is cheap doesn’t mean it would perform well. Filipinos won’t just buy dirt, you know. Along with being pocket friendly, the Rush is a car with solid built quality. Not only the material used on the outside is of satisfactory grade, the one used on the inside depicts a plush feel
3. Brand matters
There’s no doubt that when it comes to the Philippines, Toyota is the brand leader. Anything with a Toyota badge does well here. So, we are pretty sure Rush has all sorted for itself. Also, the Rush is expected to carry a high resale value.
4. Easy manoeuvrability
Starting with the basics, the Toyota Rush is available in two variants both powered by a 1.5-litre 4-Cylinder, In-line, 16 Valve DOHC engine. It delivers a maximum power of 102 PS at 6000 rpm and 134 Nm at 4200 rpm. Thanks to its small turning radius, the Rush is pretty to ride around.
5. Impressive features
Toyota Rush comes with a rear-wheel drive setup which promises fun both on- and off-road. Taking care of the driver and passengers are Rush all-round safety features that include six airbags, ABS, secured hill start assist, robust vehicle stability control, and seven-seat belt indicators. Lastly, keeping up with on the amenity front is the smart entry push start engine button.
So, will the Toyota Rush 2018 be a success? Well, from the traits it seems like a kickass car with the potential to make it big in the city.