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The Toyota Rumion

By Aphiwe Nzimande

Toyota has yet again introduced a new product to a very busy and buzzing segment at the moment in our local market as it replaces the very popular and beloved Toyota Avanza.

Toyota seems to have a great understanding with Suzuki because they've continued to join forces in making this product available just like they had recently done in the Budget-friendly segment with the Toyota Starlet and Suzuki Baleno. The differences are none existent, to say the least as the Rumion is a rebadged Suzuki Ertiga.

The Toyota version of the seven-seater will have a three trim line and two transmission options line up identical to the Suzuki stable currently offerings. The range kicks off with the S trim coming in at R245 600, while this is the minimalistic model, to say the least, it does offer great features as standard such as all-electric windows, air conditioning, LED taillamps, a multi-touch information display and rear ISOFIX just to name a few.

A step up from the S you find the SX coming in at R273 500 and this adds a chrome front grille, Bluetooth connection and rear park distance control this range is also available with an automatic gearbox at R289 200. The TX trim tops the range at R301 600 for the manual alternative and R317 200 for the automatic and comes equipped with mudguards, automatic air conditioning, a stylish wooden trim pattern in the interior and steering wheel, reverse assist camera display and just to name a few features.

All the models are powered by the group's naturally aspirated 1.5litre 4-cylinder engine producing 77kw and 138 n.m of torque.  The manual variants make use of a 5-speed transmission while the automatic variant gets a 4-speed transmission.

Safety & Security

All grades feature driver and passenger airbags, ABS, EBD as well as ISOFIX points. An immobiliser and alarm are also included across the board.

Model Line-up & Pricing

Rumion 1.5 S - R 245 600

Rumion 1.5 SX MT - R 273 500

Rumion 1.5 SX AT - R 289 200

Rumion 1.5 TX MT - R 301 600

Rumion 1.5 TX AT - R 317 200

All models come standard with a four-service /60 000 km plan and three-year /100 000 km warranty.

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