2016 Toyota Rush TRD Indonesia-07

PT Toyota-Astra Motor (TAM) has launched the 2016 Toyota Rush TRD Sportivo Ultimo and Rush TRD Sportivo 7 in Indonesia with two new ambassadors – athlete Richard Sam Bera dan beauty queen Nadine Chandrawinata.

The two new variants (the SUVs) fit in seven seats in three rows, which could be TAM’s response to the new Honda BR-V’s presence in the seven-seater dominated market. The base Type G continues as a five-seater.

The Rush TRD Sportivo 7 (white car) comes with an extra row of seats plus two extra seatbelts and handgrips. The exterior gets a TRD Sportivo aerokit and stickers on the sides.

The Rush TRD Sportivo Ultimo is the new range topper. It’s based on the TRD Sportivo 7, but adds on a red highlight strip on the front grille, decals on the rear spare tyre cover, new design TRD Sportivo wheels and ‘Ultimo’ badging. There’s also a new colour for the flagship – Nebula Blue.

But the most significant feature on the Ultimo is the TRD Sportivo suspension, which is a joint development between TAM engineers and TRD Indonesia, designed to suit the market’s road conditions, weather and usage. Comprising shocks and springs, the TRD Sportivo suspension has an increased ground clearance of 200 mm and is designed to be more comfortable.

Prices start from Rp.245.85 million (RM77,665) for the TRD Sportivo 7 M/T to Rp.262.45 million (RM82,750) for the TRD Sportivo Ultimo A/T. The Rush facelift was launched in Malaysia in April last year.

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