Many inquire for differences / similarities between Toyota
Rush and Daihatsu Terios.
Daihatsu is a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation and
the compact car strategist of TMC. They offer the same product in
different names in differed markets. You may see the same in Toyota
and Lexus brands too. It’s not the same spec or standards
they maintain for all the markets. When Toyota export they have
to confirm compliancy for various regions meeting regulations and
safeguarding there overseas reputation. As example meeting EuroNCAP
rating is very costly (Terios has prestigious 4 star rating) but
in the Japan home market they don’t need to spend so much
to be protected or rated.
RUSH or BE-GO is made to Japanese domestic standard and perfect
environment and usage conditions but the TERIOS is made to meet
with tougher and severe export conditions. We send the manufacturer
a report compiling the environment, road and usage condition with
pictures. This even includes the frequency of humps, rough roads,
fuel samples, overloading conditions, usage periods etc etc. Once
the manufacturer satisfies that the product withstands these conditions
only they permit export from Japan. (These are the basic standard
of Toyota group and other may vary). We in Sri Lanka cannot get
a product made to our standards due to inconsiderable volumes hence
share the production with similar regions. Ours been classified
as severe condition and hot area so the products exported to Sri
Lanka need to severe usage and hot area package.
One may argue domestic vehicles imported here years ago still run
well but why not now. True. The conditions there and here were not
much differed early. But they improved rapidly and developed cars
to meet stringent environment regulations and with complicated electronics.
While Japan aim recycling after few years we still aim extended
Though products are from the same manufacturer
we list key spec and feature differences comparing in the local