2018 Toyota Rush Is Daihatsu Terios Indonesian Cousin

The new Toyota Rush, sister car to the Daihatsu Terios, which also recently broke cover, has been unveiled in Indonesia, featuring faux underbody protection, LED lights and a modern interior.

Just like the Terios, the 2018 Toyota Rush also takes after the Daihatsu FT Concept from 2015, and thanks to AutoNetMagz, we can analyze both its styling, as well as its features.

For starters, there’s plenty of body cladding, while the previously mentioned front and rear LED lights and blacked-out grille give it a more distinctive look.

If you go for the TRD Sportivo version, it means getting TRD-badged scuff plates with red high highlights, another TRD badge on the rear door, 17″ two-tone alloys, black fog lamp surrounds, and keyless entry, which is available only on this version. The lower-spec G trim model comes with 16″ alloys and doesn’t look as sporty as the TRD.

According to IndianAutosBlog, the 2018 Toyota Rush measures 4,435 mm (174.6 in) in length, 1,695 mm (66.7 in) in width and is 1,705 mm (67.1 in) tall with a wheelbase of 2,685 (105.7 in) mm. Meanwhile, its four-cylinder 1.5-liter Dual VVT-i petrol engine is good for 105 PS and 140 Nm (103 lb-ft) of torque.

As for the interior, the dashboard now features soft touch materials (whereas the outgoing model didn’t), and the center console houses a 7″ touchscreen display with Miracast and Weblink capabilities. There’s also blue and white backlighting for the gauge cluster, and a small display in the middle of it.

Even though prices won’t be announced until January 2018, the new Toyota Rush is expected to cost around IDR 3 million ($222) more than its predecessor. It’s also possible that the flagship TRD Sportivo model could cost as much as IDR 300 million, or roughly $22,000.


  • TheBelltower

    Good gawd!

  • jsz00

    They should bring this to the USA, it will be very successful.


      could be compact alt to RAV4 and C-HR

  • Christian Wimmer

    It’s not that ugly but it’s also practical.

    When I was living in the Philippines the ancestor of this car, the Toyota Tamarraw, was all over the place. These things sell on their incredible value for money and practicality – nothing else. They are aimed at large Asian families who need something cheap and practical.

    The Toyota Tamarraw was also sold in Indonesia and other South East Asian markets. I believe over there it was called Toyota Kijai (not sure and to lazy to Google…).

    To this day the Tamarraw remains the slowest and worst car I’ve ever driven. The acceleration to 100 km/h is literally measured in minutes. And if you decided to turn on the A/C during acceleration the car would actually decelerate. I am not kidding.

    • Bonni Gari Leksmana

      Toyota Kijang, and now it’s Toyota Kijang Innova same as Toyota Innova in the asia global market.

      • Christian Wimmer

        Thanks! Kijang – now I remember it. 🙂

    • Was it a diesel or petrol?

      • Christian Wimmer

        It was the 1.5 or 1.6 gasoline engine… or was the diesel the 1.6? Not sure, but it was definitely gasoline-powered; and it was awful to drive. I didn’t expect anything fancy, but I didn’t expect something that dreadful.

  • Braddo

    Mitsubishi Pajero Sport much?

    • Eythan Aldrich

      unfortunately that’s toyota fortuner’s turf not this one because the pajero/montero sport is truck-based

    • It does have a slight resemblance toward the rear end profile..


    the car has 6 airbags despite doesn’t have around view camera

  • AnaIvanovic

    Looks like an alternative to the Honda BR-V, which is a 7-seater compact CUV for the ASEAN market.

  • Maximilian Norlande Rabbitt

    And NO ONE thinks this looks like a Honda CR-V???

    • Hello Moto ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I’m surprised no one mentioned it as well.

  • Rich

    Thanks! Kijang – now I remember it. 🙂

  • Toyota should bring both the Daihatsu and this variant, they’d own this class for sure.

    • This will sure fly! ..hopefully not like the Avanza lol

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