Toyota Motor Philippines just revealed that the all-new Veloz will be introduced next week. The Veloz, which will be unveiled on April 29, will be Toyota's latest subcompact 7-seater SUV, combining attractive appearance and performance.
Toyota is putting all of its resources into the 7-seater MPV/SUV sector, including the recently released Avanza. Where does the Toyota Rush 2022 Philippines, on the other hand, fit into all of this? The Rush was first introduced in 2018 as the SUV variant of the previous-generation Avanza. Is the Rush on its way out now that the Avanza and Veloz have become platform brothers?
That will not be the case, according to insider intelligence. In reality, according to a reliable source, the Rush will be given the Gazoo Racing Sport (GR-S) makeover. That's correct, the seven-seater SUV is getting some GR Sport upgrades.
While the specs are yet to be released, we expect it to resemble the Toyota Indonesia model introduced last year. After all, it's from there that the Rush, as well as the Avanza and the impending Veloz, are sourced.
It will look similar to the TRD Sportivo we used to have if we base it on the Indonesian spec of the Rush GR Sport. The Rush is given a sporty makeover, which includes a distinctive grille, dynamic front and rear bumpers, GR emblems, and GR-branded door sills.
Not to mention a distinctive two-tone interior, black fabric seats, GR Sport floor mats, GR Sport branded headrests, an updated touchscreen infotainment system, and even a GR Sport push-button start.
The Rush GR-S is powered by a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated Dual VVT-i inline-four that powers the rear wheels, same like previously. It produces 104 horsepower and 136 pound-feet of torque and comes with a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transmission.
There are no specific release dates yet. However, according to our source, the Rush 1.5 GR-S will take the place of the ordinary 1.5 G. As a result, the GR-S variation will soon be the Philippines' new top-of-the-line Rush model. More crucially, the GR Sport kit will be available as a dealer accessory, allowing consumers to add the GR Sport appearance to their normal Rush units. However, no news on whether the 1.5 E variations would be carried over.
Will you get the Rush GR-S over the Avanza or Veloz when TMP officially unveils it? Please let us know in the comments section.