2019 Toyota Rush is inspired by its bigger and older brother the Fortuner

The upcoming 2019 Toyota Rush is an impressive compact SUV with extreme popularity in South East Asia. The exterior looks unusual as it combines the SUV styling with the design of regular MPV. The interior is really modern and it can accommodate from five to seven passengers.

Toyota Rush will hit the markets at the same time as its twin brother Fortuner. Those two models are sharing the same design, same engine and even the dimension are exactly the same. The 2019 Toyota Rush will ride on 16-inch alloy wheels and 1.5-liter petrol unit. The new model will get numerous exterior and interior upgrades while the engine department stays intact.

2019 Toyota Rush side

2019 Toyota Rush exterior design that instantly grabs attention

The all-new 2019 Toyota Rush comes with a bold design. The front end hosts blacked-out grille with three horizontal slats. Some new chrome trims are visible, mostly around that grille and modern headlights. Daytime running lights will get LED units and the front bumper now looks more aggressive. To the sides, few subtle upgrades will happen.

Wheel arches are larger and side mirrors are all-new. New Rush SUV will offer 16-inch alloy wheels as standard, along with the roof rails. The rear-end is very similar to the rear of the Toyota Fortuner. Some styling cues are clearly borrowed and that includes LED taillights and sleek rear bumper. Exhaust tips are now available in chrome as well. Toyota is also offering up to six exterior paints. A Bordeaux Mica, Dark Red Mica Metallic, Bronze Mica Metallic, Silver Mica Metallic, and Black Metallic are all in the offer, along with the regular White color.

2019 Toyota Rush interior

2019 Toyota Rush interior and safety rating

The interior for the 2019 Toyota Rush model will get all black color scheme. A three-spoke steering wheel comes as standard and the dash looks sporty. The center console adds a 6.1-inch touchscreen and the infotainment system is up to date. The interior will also host standard features such as satellite radio, numerous USB ports, and Bluetooth.

Sound system with six speakers is also new. The door panels are now offering silver inserts and the base model offers standard cloth seats. The interior room is great, especially the headroom. However, legroom is also ample. Safety rating is satisfying and Rush SUV offers up to six airbags. Furthermore, rear parking sensors are standard, along with the blind spot monitoring and anti-lock brake system.

2019 Toyota Rush engine

2019 Toyota Rush powertrain

The 2019 Toyota Rush will offer the same engine as the current model. It is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine. This drivetrain is capable of producing up to 105 horses and 103 lb-ft of torque.

A 5-speed manual transmission is standard. Diesel engines are very popular in Asia, especially in India. With that in mind, the Indian car market could get Toyota Rush in a diesel variant. For now, this is just a rumor and nothing is confirmed yet.

2019 Toyota Rush rear

2019 Toyota Rush price and release date

The price of the arriving 2019 Toyota Rush is not available right now. However, the price will be in line with the Renault Duster, which is one of the most popular SUVs in India. With that in mind, this SUV will cost around $15,000. New Rush SUV will hit the markets at the beginning of 2019.

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