2008 Toyota Yaris Rush
Toyota Press Release
Toyota Australia has upped the ante in the competitive light-car segment by releasing a special-edition model with added value, the Yaris Rush.
Available for a limited time, Yaris Rush is based on the YR 5-door hatch version of Australia's most popular light car.
The special-edition model adds value to the Yaris by providing more than AUD$1000 of added specification for just AUD$500.
Toyota has replaced the YR 14-inch steel wheels with the 15-inch alloys from the more expensive YRX model.
It has upgraded the standard single CD player to a six-stack system with Bluetooth connectivity and added foglamps, "Yaris"-branded mats and a special-edition badge.
Other standard Yaris features include twin front airbags, air-conditioning, anti-skid brakes, power windows and mirrors, seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters for the front seats and power steering.
The Yaris Rush, fitted with a powerful yet efficient 1.3-litre four-cylinder engine, is AUD$16,890 (five-speed manual) and AUD$18,390 (four-speed automatic).
Both models offer an optional enhanced safety pack at AUD$750 that incorporates side and curtain airbags. Metallic paint is a AUD$300 option.
Toyota Australia's divisional manager national marketing Tony Cramb said Toyota has led the light-car segment in each of the past five years.
"So far this year, Yaris is again the top-selling compact car in Australia, with customers buying an average of more than 2,200 cars a month," Mr Cramb said.
"This puts Yaris more than 3,500 sales ahead of the nearest rival - a margin of almost 65 per cent - which reflects its value, space and performance.
"Yaris competes in a crowded segment with 22 rivals yet accounts for better than one in every five sales of light cars," he said.
Engine: 1.3-litre four-cylinder
Maximum Power: 63 kW (84 hp)
Maximum Torque: 121 Nm (89 lb-ft)
Transmission: Five-speed manual or four-speed automatic
Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
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