The Toyota Rush is a small multi-purpose vehicle that is being marketed to directly compete against the small SUV segment in the Philippines. Launched in May 2019, the Rush is only available in a seven-seater configuration and is known as the Daihatsu Terios in other ASEAN markets.
As one of Toyota Motor Philippines’ most recent additions, the Rush won some spotlight in the Philippine automotive scene due to its 7-seat capacity partnered with its 220mm ground clearance. It’s like an SUV, but more affordable and more compact, immediately appealing to the budget-conscious Filipino car buyers who want something more up-market than an Avanza, but less pricey than a Fortuner.
The Toyota Rush is powered by a 1.5-liter gasoline engine and is mated to either a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission. The model is well-equipped with a wide variety of safety features, making it ideal for those in need for a multi-purpose family vehicle. Due to several similarities in its style, size, and seating capacity, the Rush is commonly being compared with the Mitsubishi Xpander and Honda BR-V – although it maintains the title of being the cheaper option among the three.