Bye Toyota Rush, hello Yaris Cross for ASEAN? Could happen as early as 2023

Sanjay · Oct 3, 2022 10:32 AM

Bye Toyota Rush, hello Yaris Cross for ASEAN? Could happen as early as 2023 01

The Toyota Yaris Cross could be coming to the greater ASEAN market as soon as next year, but it will be different from the model of the same name that's currently sold in Japan and certain markets, plus it's likely to replace the Toyota Rush.

Bye Toyota Rush, hello Yaris Cross for ASEAN? Could happen as early as 2023 02

The Aruz is the cheaper Rush you can buy in Malaysia

Sources close to Indonesian media says that the Rush (twin to the Daihatsu Terios, and Perodua Aruz in Malaysia) could be discontinued in 2023, while the Terios will soldier on with its rear-wheel drive format.

Also read: Review: Perodua Aruz 1.5 AV, is it worth paying RM 77,900 for a Perodua?

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Bye Toyota Rush, hello Yaris Cross for ASEAN? Could happen as early as 2023 01

The Yaris Cross, as is sold in Japan

"The Rush will be replaced with a front-wheel drive LSUV (Low SUV) that's likely to be named the Yaris Cross," said the source who wishes to remain anonymous.

The source went on to say that this Yaris Cross will differ from the one currently sold in Japan and few other regions, being an all-new seperate model.

Bye Toyota Rush, hello Yaris Cross for ASEAN? Could happen as early as 2023 02

Thailand's Yaris X-Urban

To date, Singapore is the only country in our region to have the TNGA-B Yaris Cross. Thailand also has a Yaris Cross of their own – known as the Yaris X-Urban – but it's just a regular Yaris with a slightly raised ride height.

Also read: The D66B Perodua B-SUV could be a Myvi Cross, twins with ASEAN specs DNGA Yaris Cross

This "Yaris Cross" is said to come in October 2023, using the same Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) platform that's used by the all-new Toyota Vios.

Also read: How long can the City breathe easy? We predict the all-new 2023 Toyota Vios' Malaysian launch date

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Sanjay

Senior Writer

With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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