toyota rush rumoured to be replaced by a fwd 7-seater - could it be a jacked-up veloz?

The and its twin, the Daihatsu Terios are seen as pioneers in the booming 7-seater SUV market in Indonesia but with the current generation being on sale for 5 years, a replacement is due.

toyota rush rumoured to be replaced by a fwd 7-seater - could it be a jacked-up veloz?

There are rumours that the successors could wave goodbye to the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) layout in favour of front-wheel-drive (FWD) just like the / and Daihatsu Xenia. According to OtoDriver, there’s also a huge possibility that the Toyota Rush name itself might be discontinued.

toyota rush rumoured to be replaced by a fwd 7-seater - could it be a jacked-up veloz?

However, the Indo publication’s source added that the Terios name would continue in this upcoming FWD replacement.

toyota rush rumoured to be replaced by a fwd 7-seater - could it be a jacked-up veloz?

Daihatsu Taruna, the 7-seater “Kembara”

Both the Toyota Rush and Daihatsu Terios have been in Indonesia since 2006 though the latter was first introduced in the archipelago as the Daihatsu Taruna in 1999. The Taruna was based on the first-gen Terios (Perodua Kembara) but with a longer wheelbase to fit a third row of seats.

toyota rush rumoured to be replaced by a fwd 7-seater - could it be a jacked-up veloz?

The unnamed source told OtoDriver that the next-gen Rush/Terios would maintain the 7-seater arrangement while also continuing the SUV elements. Perhaps it would be a more rugged-looking just like the ?

toyota rush rumoured to be replaced by a fwd 7-seater - could it be a jacked-up veloz?

Vietnamese-spec Veloz Cross shown

Speaking of crosses, the Toyota Veloz Cross does exist in Vietnam. However, it’s similar to the Veloz that’s available in Indonesia and arriving soon in Malaysia despite the drastic-sounding name.

So, it remains to be seen whether the successors to the Rush/Terios will be more than just a jacked-up Veloz.

toyota rush rumoured to be replaced by a fwd 7-seater - could it be a jacked-up veloz?

As for the fate of the , it is not going anywhere while its Indo twins are still on sale. Despite the introduction of the all-new that will be grabbing a chunk of sales in Perodua’s 7-seater stable, there are still some reasons to get the SUV instead.

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