Speaking of products, PT Toyota-Astra Motor (TAM) has a complete product line, from low-cost green cars (LCGC), city cars, hatchbacks, MPVs, LSUVs to high-end MPV segments. Among these products, Toyota Rush has rich features and is a choice for users who want to get SUV cars. Toyota Rush was developed from Daihatsu Terios, and Daihatsu Terios has appeared in Indonesia under the name Daihatsu Taruna. Despite its popularity, there are only two variants of Rush in Indonesia. The price of the Toyota Rush 2020 is different in each variant. Among them, the entry-level model of Toyota Rush G MT is priced at IDR 255 million, while the price of Toyota Rush TRD Sportivo AT as the highest model is IDR 275 million. Currently, Mitsubishi Xpander is a competitor of Toyota Rush, and the prices of the two cars are similar. The specifications embedded in the Toyota Rush not only have the value of a sporty SUV, but also have fascinating features, comfort and a high degree of safety. Take a look at the highlights of Toyota Rush!
Overall, the model has a length of 4,435 mm, a width of 1,695 mm, and a height of 1,705 mm. The Mitsubishi Xpander is 40 mm longer and 55 mm wider than Toyota Rush. In appearance, the latest Toyota Rush has a more novel design than the first generation launched in 2006. The adoption of narrow lights and changes in grille design provide a more attractive visual effect.
2. Safety performance
The safety performance of Toyota Rush is a highlight among similar cars. As a leader in car sales in Indonesia, PT Toyota-Astra Motor cannot meet the safety requirements provided in Toyota Rush. Some advanced security features have also been added to it. For example, 6 SRS airbags, solid vehicle stability control (VSC), 7 seat belt indicators, anti-lock braking system (ABS), safe hill start assist system (HSA) and emergency braking signal (EBS). Regarding the Vechile Stability Control (VSC) function, this function has been immersed in many models for Toyota. The goal is that this function has the function of detecting and preventing the car from slipping during driving. With this technology, the wheels of the car will not slip or lose traction. Compared with its closest competitor, Mitsubishi Xpander, the recently launched product of Mitsubishi Krama Yudha Sales Indonesia clearly did not promote this safety feature.
In order to perform functions while driving, Toyota Rush is also equipped with a variety of functions to make it easier for the driver to operate. When compared with Toyota Rush Type GM/T and Mitsubishi Xpander GLX M/T, PT TAM’s products are equipped with a cruise control system, automatic headlights and several buttons on the steering wheel.
Toyota Rush’s business in Indonesia relies on a four-cylinder engine with a 2NR-VE code, which has a displacement of 1.5 liters with the support of DOHC technology. The power that the machine can generate is very powerful at 103 hp and 136 Nm of torque. Compared with the competitor Mitsubishi Xpander, which relies on the 1.5-liter DOHC capacity of engine code 4A91 and support for Mitsubishi’s typical technology MIVEC, Xpander has superior performance because it can generate more power, namely 104 hp and 141 Nm of torque .
Toyota Rush uses MacPherson Strut suspension with coil springs and stabilizers, which makes this car with seven passengers a very mature suspense feature. In this sense, the suspension provided is neither too hard nor too soft, which greatly improves the comfort of the ride. And, in semi-off-road driving, the comfort and flexibility of the suspension game will not make the car feel unstable or tear when passing by. It can be said that Toyota Rush is a qualified SUV car.
In fact, Toyota Rush makes driving easy because it is applied by PT TAM by embedding some buttons on the steering wheel. Some of the functions that can be operated include answering calls, changing entertainment methods, and turning up or down the volume. In this way, the driver’s eyes no longer need to turn to the entertainment screen, but can continue to focus on the road ahead. The breadth of the forward field of vision also makes the driving comfort of Toyota Rush cars possible.
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