A New Feather in Toyota’s Cap The Toyota Kirloskar Motor recently introduced the Rumion to the Indian automobile industry. This vehicle, essentially a re-badged version of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, is the latest addition resulting from the synergistic partnership between Toyota and Suzuki. With models like the Invicto, Glanza, Hyryder, and Urban Cruiser already in the mix, the Rumion will be another product to the combined strength of these brands.
Design and Aesthetics: A Blend of Familiarity and Freshness Externally, the Rumion brandishes a refreshed front facia. Borrowing design cues from the Innova Crysta, its front grille is a noticeable highlight. However, the majority of the MPV remains true to its original design. It comes with dual-tone alloy wheels that add an elegant look. Inside, the cabin flaunts a dual-tone dashboard, a 7-inch touchscreen compatible with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a sound system from Arkamys. With a seating capacity of seven distributed across three rows, the Rumion ensures space isn’t compromised.
Performance and Efficiency: Reliable Engine Under the hood, the Rumion engine a 1.5L NA petrol engine, capable of delivering 103 hp and 137 Nm of torque. Prospective buyers have the choice between a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission. A highlight worth mentioning is the factory-fitted CNG kit variant, which boasts slightly reduced power figures but compensates with a commendable fuel efficiency of 26.11km/kg.
Toyota Rumion Variant Toyota offers the Rumion across three primary trims – S, G, and V. The entry-level S trim is available in both petrol and CNG configurations. The more premium G and V trims come packed with features such as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic transmission (exclusive to the V trim), key-operated retractable wing mirrors, and much more. For those looking for a mix of tech and comfort, the G trim might be an ideal choice with its Toyota connected car tech, climate control, and dual-tone fabric upholstery among others.
ExShowroom Price Points and Launch Timeline While the exact prices remain under wraps, speculations suggest a range between Rs 8.99 lakh and Rs 13.30 lakh (ex-showroom). With the launch slated for the end of September 2023, customers can expect to start their journey with the Rumion by next month.