Recently, the all-new Toyota Rush has been spotted in India for the first time, hinting at the potential launch of the MPV in our country.
Just a few days ago, we broke the news about the all-new Toyota Rush might be launched in the Indian market for some time by 2020-2021. Yesterday, the first set of spy shots of the all-new Rush in India was leaked across the social networks. This is the first time we spot the 2020 Toyota Rush MPV in the Indian market in the full flesh. From the spy images, the second-gen Toyota Rush now carries a crossover-like appearance along with some cosmetical updates.
Though the Toyota Rush has been spotted in India, it's not yet to confirm when the Rush can make its way to the Indian market.
Due to the fast-growing pace of SUVs and crossovers segment for quite some time now, the Japanese carmaker has shelved the introduction of all-new Corolla Altis for our market. Instead, the company sounds more likely to introduce an all-new Crossover and compact MPV for the world’s fourth-largest major auto space in years to come. The Compact MPV in question here is expected to be the new-gen Toyota Rush, which has been going on sale in multiple markets outside India’s borders. And with the recent spy pics fully revealing the Toyota Rush without any camouflage on the roads, people are raising more hopes about the Rush coming in the nearer future.
But does it mean the India launch of Toyota Rush is close at hand? Sadly, the answer is absolutely not! Three units of Rush were spotted in a truck in West Bengal where is a border town near Nepal and Bhutan. In all likelihood, the vehicles seen on the truck must have been transported to either Nepal or Bhutan as well. Since most cars sold in Nepal and Bhutan are all imported, the vehicles are often delivered to these countries across the Indian boundaries thanks to the free trade agreement among the nations.
Until now, there are still no official statements from the auto giant about the Rush’s entry into India. Given the Toyota and Maruti Suzuki joint venture in co-developing products as well as their announcement on sharing the Ertiga in the coming time, Toyota might not bring in the brand new Rush since it is slotted into the same segment like the Maruti Ertiga counterpart. Soon enough, Toyota will introduce a re-badged and engineered version of Maruti Baleno dubbed the Glanza in India, as a part of Toyota and Maruti Suzuki’s new alliance in the country.