2016 Toyota Rush Indonesia-01

The Toyota Rush, which received a facelift in Indonesia in March last year (April in Malaysia), is set to get an update for 2016. These images, from a sales-oriented website in Indonesia, show a refreshed TRD Sportivo version of the budget SUV.

According to local reports, Toyota will be giving the Rush TRD Sportivo 7 and a new range-topping Rush TRD Sportivo Ultimo three rows of seven seats, while the Rush G from a rung below will continue in two-row/five-seater form. The latest TRD Sportivo gets a red highlight strip above the grille as well as decals on the shoulder line and spare wheel cover. The Ultimo seen here sports new wheels.

Apparently, there will be a TRD Sportivo suspension set (shocks and springs) that will be softer and more comfortable than the standard suspension. It goes against the convention of TRD Sportivo = sporty = firmer, so it should be something unique tailored to Indonesian carbuyer requirements.

This reconfiguration could be Toyota Astra Motor’s response to Honda’s introduction of the BR-V in Indonesia. The first batch of the latter, a seven-seat SUV version of the Mobilio, is currently being delivered to customers. Since January 23, over 1,000 units of the BR-V have been handed over.

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