Toyota’s version of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga-based MPV has been revealed for the African market (South Africa) and may as well find its way to Nigeria in the near future. Christened the Toyota Rumion, the new MPV looks almost identical to the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga sold in India and other markets like Indonesia.
It’s a 7-seater MPV with a single-engine variant and 2 transmissions to choose from. The only issue is that the Rumion is kind of outdated since its Suzuki counterpart is already 3 years old (1st launched in Indonesia).
Features on the Rumion are simple and modest as base models come with a set of 15-inch steel wheels, black door handles and mirrors, halogen headlamps, LED taillamps, air conditioning, a multi-information display, all-electric windows, rear ISOFIX and two airbags for the driver and passenger. Premium models add a chrome front grille, a double-DIN audio system with Bluetooth connected to four speakers and rear park distance control together with a touchscreen infotainment system with a rear-facing camera display connected to six speakers, wooden pattern interior panel trims, a three-spoke leather steering wheel and ventilated cup holders.
A single 1.5-litre 4-cylinder that outputs 105hp and 138Nm of torque powers this MPV. It is also paired with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed torque converter automatic transmission.