Toyota Rumion CNG Bookings Temporarily Halted, Here's Why

Bookings for the Rumion CNG have temporarily been put on hold by Toyota. However, the order books for petrol variants are still open. According to the firm, demand for the MPV exceeded expectations, resulting in lengthy waiting periods for all variants, particularly the CNG version.

By Reetika Bhatt | on September 25, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

The Rumion, the latest MPV from the Indo-Japanese automotive behemoth Toyota Kirloskar Motor India, recently went on sale. This model is another product of Toyota and Maruti Suzuki India Limited's partnership. In order to entice more price-conscious customers, the new MPV, which is positioned below the Innova Crysta in the portfolio, was launched last month at an ex-showroom starting price of Rs 10.29 lakh. Now that the model has reportedly become extremely popular and received an overwhelming response from buyers across India, the company has been compelled to stop accepting bookings for it. The firm has stated that reservations for the S-CNG version of the Rumion are temporarily being halted.

In its official statement, the manufacturer said, “We are heartened to see the increasing inflow of inquiries and healthy bookings for the All-New Toyota Rumion. The long delivery time across variants, especially for the E-CNG option, has necessitated us to temporarily halt bookings of the E-CNG option, only to avoid customer inconvenience due to a longer waiting period. However, we continue to accept bookings for the petrol (NeoDrive) variants of the All-New Toyota Rumion. We appreciate our customers’ understanding as we work towards meeting the market demand in a timely and most suitable manner.”   

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Toyota Rumion: Mechanical Specs

The same 1.5-litre K-series petrol engine that is available with the Ertiga is also offered for the Toyota Rumion. Notably, Neo Drive (ISG) technology is used in this engine. Similar to the Ertiga, this family MPV claims an impressive fuel efficiency of 20.51km/l, while the CNG version, which has a factory-installed CNG kit, has a mileage of 26.11km/kg. Both a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission are available.

Toyota Rumion: Features

The dashboard of the new Rumion has faux wood inlays and a dual-tone black and beige colour scheme. Cruise control, automatic climate control, and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are among a few other features. Dual front airbags, side airbags, ABS with EBD, and an Electronic Stability Program (ESP) are all standard equipment on the MPV. There is also a 7-seater version on offer.

Toyota Rumion: Design

Given that they are both built on the same platform, the Rumion, and the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga share a lot of exterior features. 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 a further highlight of the newly launched model.

Also Read: Toyota Innova Crysta Waiting Period Stretches Up to 30 Weeks in India

Toyota Rumion: Variants and Price

This badge-engineered car is available from Toyota in a total of 7 variants. Out of the seven variants, six are petrol-powered and one is CNG-driven. The cost of the base S variant with the CNG kit is Rs 11.24 lakh. It is offered with either an automatic or manual transmission. The S MT model, which comes next, is priced at Rs 10.29 lakh, whereas the S AT variant is available at Rs 11.89 lakh. The Rumion also receives a mid-G variant that is exclusively available with a manual transmission. The cost of this model stands at Rs 11.45 lakh. The top-of-the-line V variant is the last one and comes with both a manual and an automatic transmission. The pricing of the manual V version is Rs 12.18 lakh. The most expensive variant is the V automatic transmission model, which has a price tag of Rs 13.68 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom.

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