The 2018 Toyota Rush is headed to South Africa in the first week of July. An Instagram post by a Toyota dealer in the country has revealed the price as well.
According to the Instagram upload, the Toyota Rush will be offered in two variants - Rush High MT and Rush High AT - priced at ZAR 302,900 (Rs 762 330) and ZAR 316,600 (Rs 796 810) respectively. The 'High' grade is likely to bring with it features like automatic climate control, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment, LED headlamps and tail lamps, and 16-inch alloy wheels as standard. The poster suggests that only the TRD Sportivo version of the Rush will make it to South Africa.
A 1.5 L 2NR-VE in-line four-cylinder engine powers the Toyota Rush. It has a peak power and torque output of 104 PS at 6,000 rpm and 13.9 kgm at 4,200 rpm respectively. The automatic variant gets a 4-speed gearbox while the manual gets a 5-speed unit. Power is sent to the rear wheels. These specifications are for the Indonesia-spec model. They are expected to remain unchanged for the South African Rush. The Toyota Rush is 4,435 mm long, 1,695 mm wide, and 1,705 mm tall and sits on a 2,685 mm wheelbase.