UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has teased the arrival of the new Toyota Rush, which is set to make its launch debut here in Malaysia on October 18. The company also announced that the registration of interest for the SUV model is now open, and you can do so via this link.

In its latest form, the seven-seat SUV looks radically different from the outgoing model with a more aggressive and angular styling approach that incorporates hints of the Fortuner in the design. We’re sure most of you would prefer the new look to the old one, but if you feel different, proceed to state your case in the comments below.

The interior also undergoes a major overhaul with a more contemporary design that is on par with the rest of the Rush’s siblings. Highlights include a soft-touch, two-tone dashboard, USB ports in every seat row, a DVD-AVX infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen and automatic air-conditioning. Keep in mind that this kit list is based on what is offered in the Indonesian market and could change for ours.

The improved kit list is complemented by an enhanced suite of safety features, with six airbags, VSC, ABS, EBD hill start assist, emergency stop signal and seatbelt indicators for seven seats coming on all Rush models sold in Indonesia. Also included are LED headlamps (seen in the teaser image) with LED light guides and LED rear taillights.

Under the bonnet, the new Rush gets the 2NR 1.5 litre four-cylinder engine (also found in the Perodua Myvi and the Toyota Avanza). The DOHC Dual VVT-i unit makes 104 PS at 6,000 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm, with power going to the rear wheels (overhauled platform) via a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic.

GALLERY: 2018 Toyota Rush (Indonesia spec)