Toyota launches new 7-seater multi-purpose vehicle in South Africa for less than R250,000

Toyota has launched a new 7-seater multi-purpose vehicle in South Africa, the Toyota Rumion, beginning at R245,600.

The Rumion replaces the Toyota Avanza, which served as South Africa’s first reasonably-sized folks mover. Featuring compact dimensions, a easy fuel-efficient engine line-up and seven-seat carrying capability – the Avanza instantly discovered favour with Mzansi.

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

Third Alliance Model

The new vehicle mannequin represents the third product of the Toyota and Suzuki strategic alliance, following the Starlet and Urban Cruiser.

“The newcomer keeps the same product concept, compact dimensions, a four-cylinder petrol engine, seven-seater layout and good ground clearance. A noteworthy change is the switch to a front-wheel-drive layout – which brings with it improved fuel economy, better packaging and reduced mechanical componentry,” Toyota stated.

The entrance design employs a trapezoidal radiator grille, with the acquainted three-horizontal-slat design and centrally-mounted Toyota ellipse. These are flanked by massive tapered headlamps with a big decrease apron, which homes stylised air vents and fog lamp surrounds.

The facet includes a distinguished crease line extending from the entrance fender to the rear taillamps, which is joined by an uneven rear window, including a contact of visible aptitude. In the rear, massive vertical LED taillamps with L-shaped lens extensions create a squared-off look. The stylised decrease bumper mimics the entrance design, including a way of cohesion and width.

A alternative of 5 exterior colors are on provide: Mystic Pearl White, Azure Blue, Seal Grey Metallic, Autumn Blaze Red and Shadow Black Pearl.

Engine & Transmission

All Toyota Rumion fashions make use of the 1.5-litre K15B engine which delivers 77kW and 138Nm. Both 5-speed guide and 4-speed computerized transmissions are provided (grade-dependant). The gas consumption determine checks in at 6.2 l/100 km (a slight enchancment over the 1.5 Avanza) for each transmission sorts.

CO2 emissions register as 146 and 147 g/km, whereas high velocity is quoted as 175 and 170 km/h km, for the guide and auto respectively, the Japanese carmaker stated.

Grades & Specification

The Toyota Rumion retains the present three-grade line-up: S, SX and TX.

“The S-grade model is aimed at customers requiring pure functional use at a low price point, the SX offers a balance between affordability and comfort, while the TX grade is aimed at the leisure buyer requiring enhanced comfort and convenience.”

The S-grade options hard-wearing black exterior mirrors and radiator grille, colour-coded bumpers and high-mounted LED brake gentle. The inside is completed in sturdy 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 upfront – 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 top-spec TX mannequin affords prospects a complete specification stage, aimed on the household purchaser. An improve to keyless entry with push begin, chrome door handles, fog lamps and computerized air-conditioner type the place to begin of the TX ‘spec’ stage.

The audio system is upgraded to the touchscreen selection, which brings with it a reverse digital camera and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto performance, whereas the speaker tally is elevated to 6. “Wood-trim finish on the instrument panel adds an air of luxury,” it stated.

All grades characteristic driver and passenger airbags, ABS, EBD in addition to ISOFIX factors. An immobiliser and alarm can also be included throughout the board.

Model Pricing

  • Rumion 1.5 S – R245,600
  • Rumion 1.5 SX MT – R273,500
  • Rumion 1.5 SX AT – R289,200
  • Rumion 1.5 TX MT – R301,600
  • Rumion 1.5 TX AT – R317,200

A four-services/60,000 km service plan is customary on all Rumion fashions, with service intervals pegged at 12-months/15 000 km. A 3-year/100 000 km guarantee additionally kinds a part of the providing.

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