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January 15, 2024

Toyota Motor PH Introduces Veloz 1.5 E CVT, Discontinues Rush 1.5 E (w/ Specs)

Toyota Motor Philippines is continuing its line-up consolidation for 2024 with the quiet introduction of a new entry-level variant of the Veloz, the 1.5 E CVT and, at the same time, the discontinuation of the Rush 1.5 E starting January 12.

Announced last August, the new Veloz variant is now available at all Toyota dealerships nationwide. Priced at P 1,092,000, this new Veloz variant carries the same overall look as the rest of the Veloz range minus the overfenders and smaller 16-inch alloy wheels (versus 17 on the 1.5 G and 1.5 V). It also loses the built-in puddle lamps located in the sideview mirrors.

Inside, the features of the Veloz 1.5 E CVT is pretty much the same as on the Veloz 1.5 G CVT wherein you get fabric + synthetic leather seats, a 7-inch TFT display, smart keyless entry, automatic climate control, wireless charger, and an 8-inch display audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also has the same safety equipment down to the rear camera. You can check out the full specs below.

In terms of colors, the Veloz 1.5 E CVT is offered in three shades: Dark Red Mica Metallic, Black Metallic, and Purplish Silver Mica Metallic.

The new Veloz 1.5 E CVT carries just a P 33,000 premium over the top-of-the-line Avanza 1.5 G CVT meaning buyers are spoilt for choices when it comes to small Toyota 7-seaters. Having said that, the introduction of this new variant does mean the discontinuation of the entry-level Rush 1.5 E.

The solitary Rush variant is now the Rush 1.5 GR Sport priced at P 1,196,000.

Hat Tip to Revo Angelo P. Guison on the Rush 1.5 E discontinuation.

2024 Toyota Veloz 1.5 E CVT Philippine Specifications

  • Overall Length: 4,475 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,750 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,700 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 190 mm
  • Seating: 7
Engine & Transmission
  • Model: 2NR-VE
  • Type: 4-Cylinder, 16-Valve, DOHC, with Dual VVT-i
  • Displacement: 1,496 cc
  • Maximum Output: 106 PS @ 6,000 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 138 Nm @ 4,200 rpm
  • Fuel Tank: 43 liters
  • Transmission: CVT
  • Drivetrain: FWD
  • Front Suspension: MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension: Torsion Beam
  • Front Brakes: Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes: Disc
  • Tires/Wheels: 195/60 R 16, Alloy
  • Spare Tire: Full Spare Alloy
Exterior Features
  • Split-Type LED, w/ LED Line Guide Clearance Lamps
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Power Adjust & Auto Retract Sideview Mirrors
  • Sequential Turn Signal Lamps
  • Intermittent Front & Rear Wipers
  • Rear Defogger
  • LED Rear Combination Lamps
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Roof Rail
  • Fin Type Antenna
Interior Features
  • Fabric + Synthetic Leather Seats
  • 6-way Manual Adjust Driver’s Seat
  • 4-way Manual Adjust Front Passenger Seat
  • 60/40 Split-Fold, Sliding & Recline 2nd Row
  • 50/50 Tumble-Down 3rd Row
  • Two-Tone (Black & White) Instrument Panel & Center Cluster
  • 7-inch TFT Multi-Information Display
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Tilt/Telescopic Leather Steering Wheel
  • Electronic Parking Brake w/ Auto Hold
  • Soft Touch Synthetic Leather w/ White Accent on Door Trims
  • LED Room Lamp, Front Personal Lamp, Luggage Room Lamp
  • LED Ambient Lighting
  • Illuminated Entry System
Comfort & Convenience Features
  • Smart Entry w/ Push Start
  • Eco/Normal/Sport Drive Mode Select
  • Speed-Sensing Door Locks
  • Automatic Climate Control + Rear Blower
  • 8-inch Display Audio System w/ Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 6 Speakers
  • Wireless Charger
  • USB Charger x 4
  • 12V Accessory Outlet x 2
Safety Features
  • 6 SRS Airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Vehicle Stability Control
  • Hill-Start Assist Control
  • Rear Camera
  • Rear Parking Sensors


  1. I don't get why Toyota Motor Philippines didn't make the Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert standard on all grades of Veloz, when the Avanza 1.5 G CVT grade has it?

  2. Next to leave is Avanza G? Veloz is just a highend Avanza with a name instead of a single letter anyway.

    1. You have to look at this from the production point of view. Discontinuing the Rush makes sense because it's the only remaining Toyota product on the previous Daihatsu rear-drive chassis/platform. All its other "siblings" (Avanza, Veloz) have moved over to a newer front-drive chassis/platform. Maintaining more platforms than is necessary is costly for a carmaker, and we tend to forget they're in this to make money.

      Variants based on the same chassis/platform, by contrast, are relatively inexpensive for Toyota/Daihatsu to produce.

    2. LiteAce is also based on Daihatsu RWD chassis which is shared with Rush and previous gen Avanza

  3. Fully loaded with features on affordable priced.

  4. Veloz E with its low ground clearance,bad NVH and weak engine.
    Toyota Rush will be retired and axed next year in favor of Raize Space seven seater SUV.

  5. Rush has also been discontinued on Vietnam. Daihatsu RWD chassis is also used for LiteAce aside from previous gen Avanza and Rush. Another note is that gas only Alphard and Camry models are available in Vietnam. Toyota PH should consider selling these models.

    1. I think it's time for Toyota to sell the Liteace as a passenger version(Daihatsu Luxio) and keep it at 2 variants, one AT variant and one MT. It's for those who want maximum space with the boxy nature of it and sliding doors since there's no car under a million in Toyota's line up with sliding doors.

  6. A clever marketing ploy by Toyota: Bring in a "low-end" Veloz instead of a "high-end" Avanza to justify the price.....neat!

  7. Still no Cruise Control. FFS Toyota(Daihatsu) add cruise control.

    1. In this day and age, Cruise Control should come as standard in all vehicles.

  8. Stop buying these underpowered 1.5L gas 7‐seaters jeez.


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