Toyota has introduced the latest Rumion MPV in the Indian market, featuring a price range starting from Rs 10.29 lakh for the base S variant, up to Rs 13.68 lakh for the top-end V automatic variant (both prices ex-showroom, India). Bookings for the Rumion have officially begun with a booking fee of Rs 11,000.
Toyota Rumion: A Blend of Style and Practicality
The Toyota Rumion is essentially a badge-engineered version of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, with minimal cosmetic changes. Notably, it is available with a CNG option from its launch, priced at Rs 11.24 lakh.
Variants and Pricing Breakdown
The Rumion is offered in three trim levels – S, G, and V. The automatic gearbox is available on all variants except the mid-spec G trim, while the factory-fitted CNG kit is exclusively offered on the base S trim. Here’s a comprehensive look at the pricing structure.
Comparison with Ertiga and Premium Factors
In comparison to the Ertiga, which is priced between Rs 8.64 lakh and Rs 13.08 lakh, the Rumion comes with one fewer trim level and consequently starts at a higher base price. The Rumion holds a premium ranging from Rs 51,000 to Rs 61,000 over the Ertiga, contingent on the chosen trim.
Exterior, Interior, and Features
Cosmetically, the Rumion closely resembles the Ertiga it’s based on. Subtle differences include new trapezoidal fog lamp housings on the bumper and an Innova Crysta-like grille. It also boasts new dual-tone alloy wheels, with the remainder of the profile and rear end mirroring the Ertiga’s design.
Inside, the interior maintains a dual-tone black and beige dashboard finish with a faux wood insert, along with beige upholstery. The top-spec Rumion includes features such as a 7.0-inch touchscreen, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, automatic AC, an analog instrument cluster with a digital MID, connected car technology, four airbags, ESC, and more. The Rumion is exclusively available in a 7-seat configuration.
Performance and Efficiency
Beneath the hood, the Toyota Rumion houses Maruti’s 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine producing 103hp and 137Nm. It comes paired with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. The CNG variant of the same engine produces 88hp and 121.5Nm, equipped with a manual gearbox. Toyota claims fuel efficiencies of 20.51kpl for the Rumion petrol and 26.11km/kg for the Rumion CNG.
The Toyota Rumion aims to cater to Indian consumers seeking a blend of style, practicality, and performance in the MPV segment.