Toyota's all-new MPV arrives in Mzansi
Toyota's all-new MPV arrives in Mzansi

Toyota’s all-new MPV arrives in Mzansi

Toyota has replaced its trusted Avanza with the all-new feature rich Rumion. The Rumion is the third vehicle in the Toyota-Suzuki alliance coming to South Africa, following the Toyota Starlet (Suzuki Baleno) and Toyota Urban Cruiser (Suzuki Vitara Brezza). The MPV is based on the Suzuki Ertiga.

The Toyota Rumion brings with it a host of product improvements – specifically catered to the evolving needs of customers in the smaller MPV segment.

The Rumion is currently available in the following colors Mystic Pearl White, Azure Blue, Seal Grey Metallic, Autumn Blaze Red and Shadow Black Pearl.




Engine & Transmission

All Rumion models only have one engine choice, a 1.5-litre K15B engine which delivers 77kW and 138Nm, depending on the grade there is a 5 speed manual or 4 speed automatic transmission on offer. Fuel consumption is claimed at 6.2l/100km this is a slight improved over the Avanza.CO2 emissions register as 146 and 147 g/km, while top speed is quoted as 175 and 170 km/h km, for the manual and auto respectively


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Grades and Specification

The same three grade line up as with the Avanza have been retained; S, SX and TX.

The S grade is seen as the entry level grade which is primarily focused on functionality and keeping cost as low as possible. It features hard-wearing black exterior mirrors and radiator grille, colour-coded bumpers and high-mounted LED brake light. The interior is finished in durable textile trim with a three-spoke urethane steering wheel, and 60/40 folding second row seating. A unique feature of the cabin are the ventilated cupholders up front (allowing beverages to retain cold or heat). A 12-volt power outlet (front), electric windows, tilt-adjustable steering column and air-conditioner are also provided.


The mid-tier SX adds colour-coded door handles, colour-coded retractable exterior mirrors with power adjustment, chrome treatment for the radiator grille and a rear-window wiper. Remote central locking, a rear-window demister, additional rear 12-volt power outlet, steering switches, park distance control (PDC) and rear air-conditioner amplify the convenience factor.


The top-spec TX model offers customers a comprehensive specification level, aimed at the family buyer. An upgrade to keyless entry with push start, chrome door handles, fog lamps and automatic air-conditioner form the starting point of the TX ‘spec’ level. The audio system too is upgraded to the touchscreen variety, which brings with it a reverse camera and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto functionality, while the speaker tally is increased to six. Wood-trim finish on the instrument panel adds an air of luxury.

Price and warranty

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

A four-services/60 000 km service plan is standard on all Rumion models, with service intervals pegged at 12-months/15 000 km. A 3-year/100 000 km warranty also forms part of the offering. Customers can also purchase additional service and warranty plan extensions from their nearest Toyota dealer with an impressive 220 outlets nationwide.

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