The Rumion MPV, which made its debut earlier this month, is now officially available for bookings, and its prices have finally been announced by Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM). Interested customers can book the car for a token amount of Rs 11,000. With just minor visual modifications, the Toyota Rumion is essentially a badge-engineered Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. The automaker claims that the new compact B-MPV is set to surpass all previous standards with its unparalleled room and comfort, exceptional fuel efficiency, and elegant and premium exterior design. The latest product from the house of Toyota will be available in six grades in our home market. The deliveries of the brand-new Rumion are slated to start on September 8 in India. For those unaware, the MPV will be offered at ex-showroom prices ranging from Rs 10.29 lakh for the base S model to Rs 13.68 lakh for the top-of-the-line V automatic model. At a cost of Rs 11.24 lakh (ex-showroom), it is also offered in a CNG option.
Toyota Rumion MPV: Exterior Details
Starting with the exterior appearance, the Rumion, and the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga share a lot of visual characteristics given that they are both developed on the same platform. The most noticeable modification, though, is the addition of trapezoidal fog lamp housings to the bumper. A fresh grille that resembles the Innova Crysta has also been included. New dual-tone alloy wheels are another distinctive feature of the model.
Toyota Rumion MPV: Variants
There are three trim levels for the Rumion: S, G, and V. All bar the mid-spec G trim can be purchased with an automatic transmission, but only the base S trim can be had with a factory-installed CNG kit. The Rumion has one fewer trim level and, thus, a substantially higher starting price than the Ertiga, which is priced between Rs 8.64 lakh and Rs 13.08 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom. Depending on the trim opted for by the buyer, the newly launched MPV also costs between Rs 51,000 and Rs 61,000 more than the Ertiga.
Toyota Rumion MPV: Engine and Gearbox
The Toyota Rumion's 1.5-litre naturally aspirated (NA) gasoline unit produces 102bhp of peak power and 137Nm of maximum torque. It is paired with either a five-speed manual or a six-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The same unit only comes with the five-speed manual gearbox in CNG-spec and produces 87bhp of maximum power and 121.5Nm of peak torque. In comparison to the Rumion CNG's claimed fuel economy of 26.11km/kg, the manufacturer states that the Rumion petrol offers a mileage of 20.51km/l.
Toyota Rumion MPV: Features Onboard
The dashboard of the new Rumion has faux wood inlays and a dual-tone black and beige colour scheme. It also comes in a 7-seater version. Furthermore, cruise control, automatic climate control, and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are a few of the standard features. In terms of safety, the MPV boasts standard equipment such as dual front airbags, side airbags, ABS with EBD, and an Electronic Stability Program (ESP).
Toyota Rumion MPV: Warranty Details
The car has a standard 3-year, 100,000-kilometre warranty that can be extended to a 5-year, 2,20,000-kilometre warranty. The all-new MPV by Toyota competes in the market with models like the Maruti Suzuki XL6, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, and more.