After the recent redesign, we expect to see 2019 Toyota Rush without more important changes. This mini crossover has been around for years. It is a model designed for specific markets, most Asian. It is also known as Daihatsu Terios and these models are practically the same. So far, we have seen three generations of it.
The original model came more than 20 years ago, while the current version is present since last year. The recent redesign has brought a lot of changes, including new chassis, new exterior design, interior and much more. There is also a new, more efficient engine in the offer. All these changes are a clear indicator that the 2019 Rush shouldn’t feature any important change. We are about to see a familiar layout, which could only bring some tweaks in terms of new colors, interior schemes etc. Expect to see it by the end of the year.
2019 Toyota Rush redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2019 Toyota Rush will definitely remain unchanged. The current, third-generation model came last year after the second-generation model was in production for more than 11 years. Considering this long period, the changes we significant. The first thing you’ll notice is a new styling. This crossover now looks far more attractive. It adopts some of the brand’s new styling solutions, but still keeps a lot of unique details. Besides new styling, the new model gets a completely new chassis. Thanks to new design solutions, the ride quality has been improved as well. The new model is more comfortable to drive, has better dynamics and also improved fuel economy. For the next year, the biggest change could be the addition of a few exterior colors. Rest of the 2019 Toyota Rush will remain unchanged.
2019 Toyota Rush interior
On the inside, this small crossover definitely won’t feature bigger changes. The last-year redesign has brought a completely new cabin. It comes with a simple, pretty straightforward dashboard layout, with simple controls,a new infotainment system and a few analog buttons as well. An instrument cluster seems very attractive. It is highly transparent but also spiced up with nice lighting and redesigned gauges. The cabin in overall is quite spacious. There is enough room to accommodate five people, while all materials feature pretty good quality. There is even a pretty nice number of safety features. This crossover comes with front and side airbags, rear fog lights, rear parking sensors, child restraint system, tire pressure monitoring system and much more. For more convenience, there is a 4-speaker audio system, with steering wheel-mounted controls, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity etc.
2019 Toyota Rush engine
Under the hood, the 2019 Toyota Rush will continue with a familiar 1.5-liter unit. This four-cylinder gasoline unit is the only engine available in this small crossover. It delivers around 103 horsepower and 100 pound-feet of torque. Besides in Rush, this engine can be found in models like Toyota Avanza and Daihatsu Sirion. It offers good fuel economy and excellent reliability and durability. When it comes to transmission choice, you can choose between a 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual. Though it might sound a little bit outdated for some, these gearboxes actually work very well and seem like a perfect fit for this tiny crossover. In both cases, you can count on a smooth and comfortable ride.
2019 Toyota Rush release date and price
The new generation of this small crossover came a year ago. Considering that fact and the fact that we won’t see bigger changes in the near future, it becomes clear that the 2019 Toyota Rush should come very late in this year, probably in late December. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 17.000 dollars, though it could vary from market to market.