As the year is about to end, and all the aspirations for Toyota’s compact SUV was just meant to settle in the dirt, a ringing alarm has been raised by one of our sources commenting this Japanese carmaker isn’t in the condition to law down its hands yet. To say that more conveniently, let us make clear, the Rush compact SUV which is sold in Indonesia under the label of Dahitsu (by Toyota) is spotted for the first time in India. The spotted vehicle was doing rounds of the Kolhapur, Maharashtra.
Hopefully, the model was introduced to the international market in 2006, and during these years it is at the end of lifecycle. Only petrol trim is available, with no diesel options to choose from. So, the testing in India doesn’t means making sense for Toyota as the company had to splurge extensive chunk of money on research and development of diesel trims for India. At this time, when the product is nearing to the extinction, then such strategic action of working a diesel variant for India is not of any great importance. Apparently, the carmaker shall be developing a new Rush at its facility, which keeping in mind the markets like India will sound beneficiary and especially that trim of diesel desired to sell in number over this country.
However, some strong recommendations from the industry replicates, there could be a rival automaker to import and test this car for the benchmarking against its own product. Visibly that MH 14 number plate upkeep a suggestion, it could be Tata Motors who must have taken the Rush for a test spin against its upcoming Nexon compact SUV.
And by chance if Rush gets launched, then Ford Ecosport shall better look for something to keep the balls rolling. Even upcoming models like Hyundai ix25 and Suzuki YBA will also be affected.
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