If you ever doubt the creativity and quality of the Toyota brand, you need to take a look at the Toyota Rush. Arguably one of Toyota’s best mini SUV ever! Apart from the fact that it boasts a remarkably lovely interior and outstanding body and design, its functionality, operation, and efficiency on and off the road is something to savor.
Toyota has commanded the automobile industry in Africa for a while now and it is easy to see why. The world has embraced their innovativeness; Africa has welcomed their dynamism and fans can’t just get enough of their brands quality. You doubt that? Check the Toyota Rush.
Formally called the Daihatsu, Toyota decided to change the name in 2008, which also comes as a sleeker, smarter and more compact mini SUV. Although there was no real change in the operation of the vehicle, there was an obvious change in both interior and exterior, a change totally welcomed in various parts of the world. Kenya has been a large market for Toyota vehicles in recent times and the brand appears to have stamped its authority even more with the launch of the Toyota Rush.
As it stands, the vehicle is among the most in-demand mini SUV in Kenya and rates among the very best the brand has ever launched. Although the Toyota Rush dates way back to 1997 when the first model of the Daihatsu was launched, it never really became so popular until the tail end of last decade. It has since then rated among the most sold, especially the 2010 to 2017 models. Likes most other Toyota vehicles, the spare parts are readily available and affordable, giving it the upper hand in the automobile market across Africa.
Let us take a deeper look at this mini SUV. Here, we will consider its core features and how much it goes for in the current market.
Prices of Brand new Toyota Rush in Kenya
The latest model of the Toyota Rush can be gotten directly from the Manufacturer or local and international distributors. A brand new Toyota Rush can be acquired for between KSh 3.5 million and KSh 6 million depending on the trim, model and money exchange rate at the season of procurement.
Since the Daihatsu was renamed in 2008, it has witnessed a remarkable surge in demand, a feat Toyota will be proud of. The Toyota Rush has managed to be among the most sought-after mini SUVs in recent times; you wouldn’t expect anything less from a vehicle that combines beauty with efficiency and smooth handling.
Prices of Used Toyota Rush in Kenya
The Toyota Rush is one of Toyota’s most reliable mini SUV. Its design and body were built to last for a long time, which means they are durable both in terms of design and functionality. The market for used cars has grown in recently in Kenya. These used vehicles are easier to acquire, relatively and significantly cheaper and yet, they maintain similar functionality and overall efficiency as brand new counterparts. Provided the used vehicle is in great condition, purchasing them can be a bargain.
The Toyota Rush is a popular choice in the automobile market in Kenya and the availability has expressively increased in the local scene. Foreign used vehicles imported to the country are usually more expensive than locally used versions. Let us now compute the prices of used Rush in Kenya today, considering both local and foreign used versions.
Foreign Used Rush in Kenya
- 2007 & 2008: KSH 1 million – KSh1.2 million
- 2009 & 2010: KSH 1.1 million – KSh1.4 million
- 2011 & 2012: KSH 1.5 million – KSh2 million
- 2013 & 2014: KSH 1.7 million – KSh2.2 million
Locally Used Toyota Rush in Kenya
- 2005 & 2006: KSH 600, 000 – KSh800, 000
- 2007 & 2008: KSH 800, 000 – KSh1 million
- 2009 & 2010: KSH 800, 000 – KSh1.2 million
- 2011 & 2012: KSH 1 million – KSh1.5 million
- 2013 & 2014: KSH 1.2 million – KS1.8 million
Toyota Rush: Things You Should Know about the Vehicle
Its name is exactly what it feels like- – Rush of the hour. Toyota Rush is one of the Daihatsu’s most classic models and the still rate among the very best in the market today. The Rush is not exactly a mini-Fortuner, it is more of a Toyota-badged Terios –a mini SUV that has almost everything one desire and perfectly couples as a family vehicle.
The SUV rates among the most sought after in East Africa and comfortably seat as the front-runner in the SUV automobile world in Kenya. Daihatsu’s durability is undeniable and despite being taken to places some other crossovers and SUV owners would never dare, the Rush won people’s hearts with its reliability and ruggedness.
Like Rush, the third-generation Terios now has the support of the brand’s massive dealer network, which means you can absolutely drive them. There is another massive advantage Rush has over its competitors and it is a configuration which was proven by the Toyota Condor towards the end of the 1990s and early 2000s. Although Rush won’t be available as an all-wheel-drive mini SUV unlike the previous Terios and original Condor, it has a great advantage by being rear-wheel drive.
Another advantage the Rush has over most other mini SUVs as a rear-wheel drive is inclined traction. The moment you are traveling up a grit mountain pass, weight swings onto the rear axle, giving it greater traction – especially on a free gravel surface. Rush’s competitors are all front-wheel drive and if you load them with full passengers and luggage, the front-wheels start unweighting the very moment you try driving up something which means the traction reduces. Similar rationality applies to drive on muddy rough roads. In a rear-wheel-drive Rush, the front wheels can apply themselves a hundred percent to the task of steering, whilst the rear wheels are a hundred percent available to find grip and transfer torque, ensuring frontward momentum.
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