Based on the Maruti Ertiga, the Toyota Rumion has been a runaway hit with the CNG variants being in “excessive demand”. Petrol variants continue to be available
Toyota Rumion hit the Indian market in August 2023. It has been available in three trims: S, G, and V. The MPV shares aplenty with the Maruti Ertiga, including the powertrain options. In a recent development, Toyota has suspended bookings of the CNG version due to overwhelming demand. Meanwhile, bookings for the petrol models continue unaffected.
Official Statement from Toyota Kirloskar Motor
“We launched the all-new Toyota Rumion in August this year and have received an overwhelming response from our customers who have been waiting for a Toyota vehicle in the B-MPV segment. We are heartened to see the increasing inflow of enquiries and healthy bookings for the all-new Toyota Rumion. The demand has surpassed our expectations, resulting in a long delivery time across variants, especially for the CNG option. This has necessitated us to temporarily halt bookings of the CNG option only to avoid customer inconvenience due to a longer waiting period. However, we continue to accept bookings for the petrol variants of the Toyota Rumion.”
The CNG version is offered exclusively in the base S variant. This is unlike the Maruti Ertiga, which comes in two trims. The Rumion S CNG comes with features like halogen projector headlights, LED taillights, full wheel covers, manual AC, a 4-speaker music system, and keyless entry. In terms of passenger safety, it includes dual front airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounts (second row only), electronic stability program (ESP), and hill-hold assist. Priced at Rs 11.24 lakh (ex-showroom), this CNG-powered MPV makes for a good option for fleet buyers and those looking for low running costs.
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Toyota Rumion S CNG is equipped with the same 1.5-liter petrol engine found in the standard versions. However, in the dual-fuel petrol + CNG guise, this engine generates 88 PS and 121.5Nm of power and torque, respectively. It is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and boasts a fuel efficiency of 26.11 km/kg. In contrast, the petrol variant produces 103 PS and 137 Nm. and offers an optional 6-speed automatic transmission.
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