Japanese carmaker Toyota is readying a mid-size crossover SUV for a launch in Asian and North American markets. The 2018 Toyota Rush will come with a lot of expectation to increase some much-needed competition in the compact SUV segment. The high-riding vehicle isn’t the most popular model at the moment, but the redesigned version will definitely be a lot more competitive from the predecessor.
2018 Toyota Rush: Engines and Fuel Economy
The 2018 Toyota Rush will come with a choice of two engines. A 1.4-liter unit capable of producing around 67 HP and a torque of around 125 lb-ft is the first option. Another option is a 1.5-litre engine which can produce 107 HP of power and 103 lb-ft of torque. Both these engines will come with a standard 5-speed manual transmission.
The SUV can go from 0 to 60 in just 8 seconds. Seeing the engine and the construct of this car, it seems Toyota will probably provide an all-wheel drive with this vehicle. Another great feature is the fuel efficiency. Rush will provide a fuel economy of almost 40 mpg on highways, which is quite good for a crossover.
Most sources have maintained that 2018 Rush will be out before the end of 2017. Mid 2017 seems like the most probable time. Starting price for this vehicle will be $25,000. Higher end models could cost as much as $38,000. That price range is quite attractive considering Rush may come in as many as four trim levels. Other cars in this segment will face stiff competition as a result.
Interior and Exterior
Even though the 2018 Toyota Rush is a compact SUV, the interior space is not a problem at all. It provides ample space in the cabin with seats for seven passengers. The dashboard in this vehicle is unusually elegant and offers some interesting features apart from a classy look. For instance, a digitally automated telephone sits on the dashboard, making it easier to communicate while on a drive. Boot space on the rear for luggage is quite large in the Toyota Rush 2018.
A judicious combination of metal and carbon fiber has resulted in cutting down weight. This will eventually lead to a better fuel economy. On the outside, Toyota has made sure that Rush doesn’t just look like a family SUV but also emanates a tough look. This vehicle will have a muscular experience quite like a sporty, modern day crossover SUV. Side mirrors will have chrome finishing just as the door handles. Ground clearance will be higher in Rush than in other Toyota SUVs, which means it could be a good option for some off-roading.
The 2018 Toyota Rush will come with stylish LED headlights along with fog lamps that enhance visibility. Unlike Toyota’s other SUVs, the Rush has a slimmer fender but can efficiently protect the sides of this vehicle from debris. The bumper will be bulky, just like customers expect from Toyota vehicles. An extra tire mounted on this vehicle’s rear door is typical Toyota.