Toyota Rumion G automatic variant launched at Rs 13 lakh, CNG bookings reopened


Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today introduced a new automatic variant to the Rumion MPV. The Rumion G was previously available only with a 5-speed manual gearbox, but now, customers can also choose a 6-speed automatic transmission in this trim. The Automatic MPV is priced at Rs 13 lakh (ex-showroom), for reference this variant is Rs 73,000 less than the top-spec V AT variant and Rs 1.40 lakh more expensive than its manual counterpart (G MT). Interested customers can book the Automatic MPV online or by visiting their nearest dealer by paying Rs 11,000. Deliveries are expected to begin soon.

The Toyota Rumion is offered in three trims – S, G and V. The automatic gearbox option was only available on the base-spec S and top-spec G trims. But now the automatic gearbox option is available in all variants. Along with this, Toyota also has reopened bookings for the Rumion CNG variant. Back in September last year, the company had temporarily halted bookings for the Rumion CNG saying “overwhelming demand”.

The Rumion is essentially the rebadged version of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and is a product that is the outcome of the global partnership between Toyota and Suzuki. The Rumion gets a revamped front bumper with a bigger grille which looks similar to the Innova. The Ertiga gets a slightly smaller front grille with chrome trims all around. Both MPVs get differently designed lower bumper and fog lamp housings. At the rear, there are no changes made to the MPVs except the replacement of the logo, it gets the same bumper design.

Moving inside, the Toyota Rumion and Maruti Ertiga get the same dashboard layout with the same set of features which Includes a 7-inch touchscreen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Arkamys sound system and automatic climate control and a three-row, seven-seat layout. Safety features include four airbags, ABD with EBD, an electronic stability program and seat belt reminders for all seats.

The Rumion is powered by the same 1.5-litre K Series petrol engine that produces 102.4 hp and 137 Nm of torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The CNG variant produces 87.83 hp and 121.5 Nm of peak torque and only comes with a 5-speed manual.

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