Explore the Thrill with Every Journey with the Toyota Rush

by Masashi S. JDM Enthusiast

The Toyota Rush has a long history back to the Daihatsu Terios since 1997 as a mini SUV. The 1st generation Terios model was a Kei car called Terios Kid available as a 5-door mini SUV, which was only released in Japan.

1997 – 2005

The Daihatsu Terios was produced by Daihatsu in 1997 as the replacement for the F300 series Rocky. It stopped production in 2016 to be replaced by the A200 series Rocky crossover in 2019. The 1st generation Terios Kid was initially previewed as the MS-X97 which was only released in Japan. The 1st generation Terios came fitted with 658cc EF-DEM/DET turbo I3 (Terios Kid/Lucia), 1.3L HC-EJ I4, 1.3L K3-VE I4, 1.3L K3-VET turbo I4 (Terios/Cami), 1.5L HE-E I4 (Taruna), 1.6L HD-C/E I4 (Taruna) petrol engine supported by a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. 

2006 – 2016

In September 2005, the 2nd generation concept model called D-Compact 4×4 appeared, and in November 2005 at the 39th Tokyo Motor Show, it was named Terios, which went into production in January 2006. Daihatsu designs and manufactures the Terios and also supplies the vehicle to Toyota as the Toyota Rush under a consigned manufacturing agreement. The 2nd generation uses either a 1.3L or 1.5L engine attached to a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. Daihatsu and Toyota released the 2nd generation Terios and 1st generation Rush on 14 December 2006. The Terios is designed for 7 people and the Rush is designed for 5 people only, therefore the Rush lacks 3rd-row seating.

The 2nd generation Terios is available as the Toyota Rush (2008 to 2017) in Malaysia, and (2008 to 2009) Perodua Nautica. The Terios and Rush received its 2nd facelift on 20 March 2015 with a wider grille with a chrome lower bar, new projector headlamps with LED positioning lamps, a blacked-out centerpiece, and a full-width air intake for the lower bumper. Both Terios and Rush shared the same steering wheel as the F650 series Xenia/Avanza, a redesigned instrument cluster, reshaped second-row headrests, double DIN touchscreen DVD head units on higher trim levels, and updated seat upholstery.

The Rush received its 2nd facelift in April 2015 with exterior changes including a radiator grille, bonnet, and redesigned front bumper. The grille is finished with faux carbon fiber and the bumper is finished in a 2-tone effect. The Toyota Rush offers an amazing fuel economy range between 14km/L to 15.2km/L, an impressive rate for an SUV in any class.

2017 To Present

On 23 November 2017, the 3rd generation Terios and the 2nd generation Rush were unveiled in Indonesia. The Rush comes with LED headlamps and tail lamps, dual airbags, ABS, EBD, 16-inch alloy wheels, 2 DIN touchscreen audio systems with 6 speakers, and an air conditioning system with memory function as standard equipment. The TRD Sportivo trim of the Rush was renamed to GR Sport and redesigned side body molding with the GR logo, and the “GR Sport” emblem. The Rush was also upgraded with an automatic idling stop system for both GR and G Sport trims. 

On 18 October 2018, the Rush was introduced as a 7-seat model and only available with a 4-speed automatic transmission and 2 trim levels are available: 1.5 S and 1.5 G. The 1.5 S trim is equipped with a pre-collision system. The 3rd generation is powered by a 1.5L 2NR-VE I4 petrol engine supported by a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic.

2022 Model

The Toyota Rush 2022 is a member of the 3rd generation family unveiled in 2017 with ample interior and an imposing exterior and boasts a light steering feel. It comes fitted with a 1.5L engine and RWD drivetrain. The Toyota Rush 2022 front features a black or chrome front grille, daytime running lights, front fog lights, and LED headlights. The back of the Toyota Rush 2022 features an integrated rear spoiler, liftgate cargo access, and LED taillights.

The interior features include a leather steering wheel, fabric seats, power windows, foldable rear seats, sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors, side door storage pockets, floor mats, an engine start button, and an air conditioning system with AC vents. Also equipped with technology and infotainment features including Apple CarPlay, front and rear USB ports, an 8-speaker sound system, and a 7-inch digital touchscreen.

The Toyota Rush 2022 comes fitted with a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine producing 103hp and 136Nm of torque, mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission and RWD drivetrain. It accelerates from 0 to 100km/h time in 13.0sec and has a top speed of 175km/h.


Toyota Rush is a good choice to have offering upscale interior trimmings, handling, spacious seating space packed with active safety features, and a comfortable ride. You can check the Toyota Rush stocklist for a wider choice of affordable and latest models.

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About Masashi S. Junior   JDM Enthusiast

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