Daihatsu Terios/Toyota Rush facelift leaked online

It appears that the Daihatsu Terios, known to us as the Toyota Rush, is set to get a rather heavy nip and tuck very soon – leaked pictures of the facelifted seven-seater SUV has surfaced on the Indonesian motoring portal AutonetMagz.

From the looks of it, quite a lot has been revised, including reshaped projector headlights with LED daytime running lights, a wider three-bar grille and an aggressive lower front air intake treatment, complete with its own set of LEDs. The overtly sporty look extends to the rear bumper, while a redesigned spare wheel cover and Perodua Axia-esque clear LED tail lights complete the makeover.

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The low-resolution interior photo makes it hard to discern any changes, but it looks like the Terios will receive a steering wheel from the Toyota Avanza, with gloss black trim on the centre console, shifter gate panel, dashboard trim and steering wheel (replacing the current metallic silver trim).

Unveiled in 2006, the current Daihatsu Terios and Toyota Rush twins were last refreshed in 2008 with lightly updated looks (Malaysian-market models also got a darker interior colour scheme when the facelift arrived in 2011). With a new generation nowhere in sight, this more substantial revamp should be unveiled any time now.

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After trying to pursue a career in product design, Jonathan Lee decided to make the sideways jump into the world of car journalism instead. He therefore appreciates the aesthetic appeal of a car, but for him, the driving experience is still second to none.

 

Comments

  • shawal on Jan 29, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    eeww

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    • Now it looks like typical china made vehicle

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      • Maserati(Official) on Jan 30, 2015 at 9:29 am

        Just like the pariah Proton who gives us old models. For years we suffered with the Wira, longest serving car in history. Like 20 years old. We Malaysians get cheated by the Government like this. Pay RM50k for old car and old technology, yet the Government allows it.

        Dig deeper and you will see, the old tech and old car or old whatever is under contract with some UMNO dude.

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        • Same L0rrrr on Jan 30, 2015 at 11:29 am

          Why Toyota so expensive? Thanks to Proton!

          For a lousy car maker to survive, generations of Malaysian suffer.

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        • @Maserati(Official)
          Huh? Name me any normal Japs cars 2.0l here that churn out more than CFE’s 205nm? You think Civic Sylphy Altis are fast enough to pawn Preve turbo? Even getting near is difficult lor

          And for Same Lorrr, safety wise kia picanto, city times better than your tin kosong Vios, still blame p1? Haiz

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          • Darus on Jan 30, 2015 at 9:50 pm

            Preve turbo? You mean the car that is so bad they have to force taxi companies to buy it? Ha, ha, ha, what a joke!

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    • Ala New Honda Jazz Designing Style.

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    • kzm (Member) on Jan 29, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      I wanna laugh…even older still not get new model.

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    • OMG…This gonna “RUSH” FOR HELL…lol

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  • farhanatan on Jan 29, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Face…lift?

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  • ScourgePrime (Member) on Jan 29, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Toyota designer is mabuk ketum again?

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  • Celicazz on Jan 29, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    It’s just a stylized Avanza

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  • A facelift that made a good looking car ugly. *facepalm at japan design…

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  • Time for a complete new generation model, not keep on facelift

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    • this segment is 7 years for a whole New model.

      apparently it is launched in 2009. another 2 years before new Rush will come.

      At least this RWD is powerful and better looking and more comfortable than Ford Ecosport.

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      • magpie on Jan 29, 2015 at 9:22 pm

        Not comfortable. Bounce like a toad.

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      • ScourgePrime (Member) on Jan 29, 2015 at 10:00 pm

        #SaveTheRWD guy is here,you da real MVP

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      • slk3879 on Jan 30, 2015 at 9:18 am

        You Toyota salesman? That car launched earlier than 2009 la, don’t misguide people here…

        How is it more comfortable than Ecosport? can elaborate a little?

        In fact, no need to hard sell la, Rush is the only 7 seater Mini SUV around so those looking for a 7 seater SUV but with a tight budget will have no choice but to choose the Toyota Rush la … unless he can afford to spend another 40 to 70k for more Captiva, Pajero Sport, Fortuner, Sante Fe, X-trial, all of which are 7 seater SUV but a size or two bigger

        By the way, I think the current Rush looks better from the outside. Cosmetic treatment should apply to the interior instead, the current interior looks so 90’s

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        • Newcomer on Jan 30, 2015 at 10:51 am

          X-Trail not 7-seater lol

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          • slk3879 on Jan 30, 2015 at 12:58 pm

            dude, update yourself! go see the new X-trail.

            Don’t make yourself a fool. LoL x 2

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          • slk3879 on Jan 30, 2015 at 12:59 pm

            Dude, update yourself!! Go see the new X-trail.

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          • 5 + 2 is different than 7 seaters

            2 seats are smaller like those in Alza, but in Exora they are bigger

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  • over facelift..

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  • Toyota designers dont know when to stop designing and put the pencil down

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  • advan on Jan 29, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Great Wall M4 is better..more value for money

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  • presna (Member) on Jan 29, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Just a though (slightly off-topic here) but how come Perodua doesn’t consider introducing this as a replacement for its discontinued Kembara?
    Now that Proton has ventured into P2’s turf of small city cars, why doesn’t Perodua consider increasing it’s product range??
    Plus pretty much all the major automakers are jumping into the B-segment SUV’s …. there is bound to be a market even in Malaysia for this…. (at a reasonable price of course unlike Nautica…)

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    • sepul on Jan 29, 2015 at 10:06 pm

      They did with the Nautica. But that was too pricey for a Perodua since it was imported from Japan, so it never make any sales impact. It was very good looking though.

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    • hondaman on Jan 29, 2015 at 10:11 pm

      errr, it was introduced here before as a 5 seater by Perodua and the name was Perodua Nautica… google laa nxt time

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    • seancorr (Member) on Jan 29, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      There is no mini SUV that Perodua can use from Daihatsu or Toyota hence the reason why they cannot make another Kembara @ its cheap price before.

      They already tried this with the Nautica but sales suck big time due to its price.

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    • Josh Ling on Jan 29, 2015 at 10:52 pm

      could be deal to the agreement between toyota, daihatsu and perodua. you know, since toyota has plan to sell rush here, and doing so well so far some more, i don’t think they will agree to have perodua coming out with its own B-segment SUV based on rush anytime soon.

      and i think compare with SUV, i think the sedan market is more tempting for perodua now, because that will significantly increase their market share, for sure.

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  • SameLorr,this looks so ahbeng man..how can you rate this car high RV? What a shame

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  • Middle Age Driver (Member) on Jan 29, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Ha..ha…steering & center dash copy Great Wall M4 concept except that GWM did a better job here.

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  • Daihatsu terios or hedious?

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  • danedz on Jan 29, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    If P2 ckd this model and sell it below RM70K surely it will sell like hot cakes and affected Exora sales…

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  • seancorr (Member) on Jan 29, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    This fella has been on the market for far too long and they just extending its lifespan by sending it to the ICU.

    Maybe Toyota’s research noted that there is no interest in this segment?

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    • nabill (Member) on Jan 30, 2015 at 9:29 am

      nope , research concluded no matter what crap they produce as long as there a toyota badge on it then dont bother with a new model…i bet they stil sell alot in indonesia ,sri lanka n those undersaturated markets with potential..

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  • 2liter bottle on Jan 29, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Perodua kembara replacement is the Perodua Nautika, a rebadge of the Rush. But it failed. I dont think they will reintroduced it again.

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  • Semi-Value (Member) on Jan 30, 2015 at 12:57 am

    din know this car still around

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  • sudonano (Member) on Jan 30, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Surprised they have not just phased this out, really.

    For what it is, it is extremely expensive and for the most part, if you consider the price, I’d rather get the Vios (assuming it had to be a Toyota).

    And this is supposed to go against the Honda HRV. Okay.jpeg

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  • driver on Jan 30, 2015 at 7:23 am

    6 airbags? esc?

    oh wait.. its a Toyota

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  • ayooo on Jan 30, 2015 at 10:49 am

    I just vomit in my mouth a bit looking at this.

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  • Black Dog on Jan 30, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    So is this (or Nautica) considered a B-segment or A-segment SUV?

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  • ShitUmw on Jan 30, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Ewwww this so horrible sh*t. WTH happen to Toyota design? Look worst than a China vehicle. Pls don’t come to malaysia. Keep it Umw. Ur worse and worst. Look at Honda and mazda their climb up to ur head. Zzz wat a UMW

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  • panjang on Jan 30, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Did this model do well somewhere around the world?
    I tot its dead already.A friend got one and its horrible.Bouncing all the way.My old Pajero is more comfortable and handle better.

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  • what daaa... on Jan 30, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Toyota…. Plisss STOP! what is this? left over stock of Rush/terios with add some makeup? still same thing!… if dont know how to design new model anymore… plisss.. copy mazda or honda… atleast it not ugly like ur design :-(

    *even korean can come out with good design

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  • Macbrown on Jan 30, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Didn’t know this model is still around.

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  • Really on Jan 31, 2015 at 12:48 am

    No matter how sporty they facelift it, under the skin it’s still an Avanza and drive like an Avanza too. And the Avanza is how much? Pity those who spend 10k more just to get a glorified Avanza. Wow, i mentioned ‘Avanza’ a lot of times. Hope those who are reading this get the point. Save yourself some money and go buy the Avanza if you must.

    P.S. Toyota Rush has possibly the lowest RV among current UMW Toyotas. Only a little bit more or same as an equivalent Avanza. Considering that a new Rush cost much more than a new Avanza, that’s a loss.

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