| Fadley Faisal and Daniel Lim |
FOLLOWING the successful launch of the Toyota C-HR, NBT Brunei Sdn Bhd held the unveiling of the all-new Toyota Rush at its showroom in Gadong yesterday.
For the Belait District, the unveiling was held at the NBT showroom in the Kuala Belait industrial area, where members of the public gathered for a close look at the new member of the Toyota family.
With one look, one can already tell the Toyota Rush has the DNA of a Toyota Avanza, with its body all dolled-up.
If the Toyota Avanza is a practical family car for daily errands, then the Toyota Rush is quite the stunner, with all the Toyota Avanza’s practical advantages. It boasts of a comfortable interior, with seven seats spread across, and rear-cabin air-conditioning vents.
Customers have a choice of the Toyota Rush in mid-range or high-range. The only differences between the two specifications are the front-grille in chrome or black; rim sizes of either 16″ or 17″ and extra electrical ports on the front, middle and far back cabin.
Under the hood of every Toyota Rush is a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder engine equipped with Dual VVT-i. Its four-speed automatic transmission carries the weight of its 4,435mm long, 1,695mm wide and 1,705mm high body.
The standard exterior features LED head lamps and brake lights, keyless-entry and a parking assistance camera.
Occupants can fiddle around with the interesting widgets on its digital screen in the centre console, including the DVD AVX 7″ screen equipped with Miracast, Bluetooth and the Weblink Smartphone Remote App, plus iPod and iPhone ports.
Among the car’s added features are charging ports on every row of the seats, and eight microphones for its Bluetooth feature.
Safety is underscored with its six airbags, Vehicle Stability Control, all-seats safety belt warning, Anti-Lock Braking System, Hill-Start Assist and the Emergency Brake Signal.
During the launching, NBT Brunei also feted the winner of the Kristal FM Toyota Rush Quiz who was presented with a Toyota Rush jersey by NBT branch manager Roland Ti.
The car launch is being held over the course of three days from May 4-6, during which the public is welcome to visit any of the NBT showrooms for a test drive of the new Toyota Rush.