It's no secret that the all-new Toyota Rush is basically a 'rebadged' 2018 Daihatsu Terios. Both share the same aesthetic design, underpinnings, features and powertrain. If there are any differences between the two, that would only be down to a different set of alloy wheels, unique badges and emblems and maybe some in-car features here and there.
For 2018 however, Daihatsu decided to give the Terios a sportier appearance to compete alongside the TRD Sportivo. Making its official debut at this year's Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) is the stylish Terios Custom. Sporting its own unique bodykit and other exterior add-ons, Daihatsu claims that the Terios Custom is a 'more luxurious and modern-looking' than standard versions.
It has a new front bumper guard, glossy foglight covers and a black-painted grill with a chrome-trimmed ornament on the center. Over to its side, the Terios Custom is fitted with body-colored wheel lip moldings, side stone guards, and red graphics on the doors and side skirts. Finally, the tricked-out Terios is finished with a rear bumper guard that comes with black-painted reflectors covers, 'Custom' emblem on the tailgate and a black muffler cutter.
“Through the launch of the all-new Terios Custom at the 2018 GIIAS event, the Indonesian people have a greater variety of quality SUVs. We are confident, the all-new Terios Custom can answer the need for capable vehicles for daily mobility and adventure. Terios as Adventurous Friends are increasingly becoming "DNA" for Indonesian people,” said Pradipto Sugondo, PT Astra Daihatsu Motor Research & Development Executive.
Under the hood of the Terios Custom is the familiar 1.5-liter 2NR-VE inline-four with Dual VVT-i. It produces 104 PS along with 136 Nm of torque. It is then available with either a four-speed automatic transmission or a five-speed manual.
Only one color scheme will be available for the all-new Daihatsu Terios Custom, Icy White with red body accent stripes on the side.
What do you think looks sportier? The Toyota Rush TRD Sportivo or the Daihatsu Terios Custom?