Al-Futtaim Toyota just launched the Rush, a new 7-seater SUV into the Toyota line-up , designed for those looking for the functionality and space of a large SUV as well upgraded lifestyle and affordability of a small SUV.
"Crossover utility vehicles and compact SUVs represent the fastest growing segment in the global automotive industry. In our region, this category of vehicles has been on a steady growth trend since 2013 and is expected to steer in the same direction in the coming years, accounting for 25% of the total SUV market in the UAE. This growth is mainly driven by customers who want more lifestyle-oriented vehicles, affording them all the benefits of an SUV such as styling and higher seating position, at a similar price of a passenger car" said Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Toyota at the car launch event."
Despite its compact body, the interior of the Rush features high-quality accessories worthy of a class above. With its roomy three-row seating design, Rush is able to accommodate 7 adult passengers even when all seats are in use. The double-folding feature on 2nd and 3rd row seats provides easy access for all passengers and ample cargo space when needed."
The designers aimed to create an SUV that provides powerful traction on all types of surfaces. With a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, and a class-top ground clearance, Rush conquers every terrain while offering ride comfort and quietness and excellent handling stability. The highly rigid body, ample suspension stroke and rear stabilizers ensure the stable steering and ride comfort needed to prevent fatigue on long trips."
Rush is available in a 1.5L in-line 4-cylinder petrol engine with Dual Variable Valve Timing-intelligent (VVT-i), which, along with an optimized combustion chamber and lightweight moving parts, provides enough power and excellent fuel efficiency.
In the UAE, the new SUV will be available with 17 inch alloy wheels and 5 exterior color choices, all presented in a package of AED 68,500."