Toyota Kirloskar has launched the 'Toyota Rumion MPV' based on Maruti Suzuki Ertiga in the Indian market today (28 August). The company has kept the starting price of its most affordable 7-seater car Rumian MPV at ₹ 10.29 lakh (ex-showroom price).
The Rumion MPV has been introduced in total 3 variants, 6 trims and 5 colors with some cosmetic changes, in which CNG option is also available. The official booking of this car has been started from Monday, which customers can book by paying a token amount of Rs 11,000. Its delivery will start from 8 September.
Rumion is equipped with the latest features like smartphone and smartwatch connectivity. The engine of the car can be started/stopped from the smartphone. The company claims that this car gives a mileage of 20.52kmpl in petrol variant and 26.11kmpl in CNG variant.
The Rumion is the fourth badge-engineered model shared between the two companies after the Toyota Glanza, Urban Cruiser and Maruti Suzuki Invicto. Along with this, Japanese car maker company Toyota has the most affordable car in its MPV portfolio in the Indian market after Innova Crysta, Innova Highcross and Vellfire.
The car will be manufactured by Maruti Suzuki and will be supplied to Toyota like the Glanza. Some cosmetic changes have been made in the new Toyota Rumian compared to the Ertiga. The biggest change is visible in its front grille which has been taken from the Innova Crysta. The grille features a honeycomb pattern and is surrounded by chrome.
The setup of LED projector headlamps with integrated LED DRLs on both sides of the grille has been given. The front bumper has also been redesigned and there is another chrome element on the lower part. It gets foglamps on either side. The sides get new 7-spoke diamond-cut alloy wheels, which are different from the Ertiga.
There is no force in the side and rear profile of the car. The interiors of the Rumion get the dual-tone treatment like the Ertiga, with the only difference being the new Toyota logo on the steering wheel. Apart from this, equipments have also been taken from Ertiga with 7 seater layout.
Toyota Rumian has been given the same 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine with Ertiga, which generates power of 103hp and torque of 137Nm. This engine is available with the option of 5-speed manual gearbox and 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
The Rumion has also been offered with a factory fitted CNG kit. This engine generates 88hp power and 121.5Nm torque in CNG mode. The company claims that the car returns a mileage of 20.11 kmpl with manual transmission, 20.51kmpl with automatic transmission and 26.11km/kg in CNG.
The company has equipped this car with petrol engine as well as Neo Drive (Integrated Starter Generator - ISG) and E-CNG technology. The company says that the new Neo Drive technology and E-CNG technology improve the mileage of this car. This car will be available with both petrol (Neo Drive) and CNG i.e. fuel options.