The Rush is a small crossover, which is based on Daihatsu Terios. This Daihatsu’s product came in 1997 and it made through two generations so far. Second generation came in 2006, while Toyota’s model came two years later. Although it features several unique details, it could be considered as a rebadged model. According to the latest reports, 2016 Toyota Rush will come with some modifications but most of those changes will be visual nature. Bigger changes will come probably in a year of two.
2016 Toyota Rush design and changes
As we already said, 2016 Toyota Rush is expected to come with some smaller modifications. This model is basically a longer wheelbase version Terios and it is available in many Asian countries. Beside bigger dimension, it also features three rows of seats and it is available to accommodate seven passengers. When it is about changes for 2016 Rush, most of them will be cosmetic nature. Most of the changes will be made at the front. It will get refreshed front fascia, with slightly modified grill and lighting. Bumpers will be also revisited. Some smaller changes will come at the rear end too, mainly when it is about lighting. The 2016 Toyota Rush will also come with new set of wheels and tires. When it is about interior, we won’t see so notable changes. Main thing is about new standard features, while styling of the cabin will remain pretty much unchanged.
2016 Toyota Rush under the hood
When it is about powertrain, 2016 Toyota Rush will come without changes. It will be powered with the same 1.5 liter engine, paired with either 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. This petrol-powered engine has maximum output of 107 horsepower. Power is transferred to all wheels. According to the some rumors 2016 Rush will come with some improvements, both in terms of power and fuel economy, but you should take this information with reserve.
2016 Toyota Rush release date
The exact date of 2016 Toyota Rush is still unknown. Launch date will be different, depending on market. However, new model will be available in all markets by the end of year.