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Toyota Rumion: Space invader

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Toyota Rumion: Space invader

Toyota Rumion: Space invader

The Toyota Avanza has become a legend on the local car scene, selling in droves and being invaluable as a business vehicle, taxi and family MPV. But times change and we move on, which is why the Avanza has gracefully bowed out of the market to be replaced with the all-new Toyota Rumion.

The Rumion features a number of improvements, despite maintaining the same concept: compact dimensions, a four-cylinder petrol engine, seven seats and good ground clearance (180mm). A big change is that the Rumion is front-wheel-drive, as opposed to the RWD setup of the Avanza, which allows for better use of space and better fuel economy. A 1.5-litre petrol engine delivering 77kW of power and 138Nm of torque is standard across the range, but buyers can choose between a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speead automatic. Fuel consumption is claimed to be 6.2L/100km on the mixed cycle, which makes for a range of over 720km from the 45-litre fuel tank.

As with the Avanza, there are three specification grades: S, SX and TX. The S spec level is the base model aimed at the budget-sensitive buyer. Exteriorly, it is differentiated by the black mirrors, door handles and grille, but it does have colour-coded bumpers and a high-mounted LED brake light. On the inside, the upholstery is durable fabric, while it also features ventilated cup holders that help to cool/heat beverages, a 12V power socket, front electric windows and air-con. Steel wheels with hubcaps are standard on the S and SX, fitted with 185-65 R15 tyres.

The mid-range SX model gets colour-coded door handles and mirrors, which are also electrically operated, as well as a chrome grille, as well as arear windscreen wiper. In addition, it is fitted with remote central locking, a rear-window demister, an additional rear 12-volt power outlet, steering controls, park distance control (PDC) and rear air-conditioner. A double-din audio system with Bluetooth, USB and Aux interfaces playing through four speakers is also standard.

Topping the range, the TX model is aimed at the lifestyle market and so has added comfort levels, with keyless entry/push start, chrome door handles, fog lamps, auto climate control and a touchscreen audio system with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay and also has a reverse camera. This audio system has all the functionality of that in the SX, but has two extra speakers. Alloy rims replace the steel wheels, with the same size tyres. A full-size spare wheel is standard across the range, which is a major feature in a country where drivers often travel long distances.

Safety is addressed by driver and passenger airbags, as well as ABS braking with EBD. Child safety is prioritised with the fitment of ISOFIX points for car seat attachment.

Toyota Connect is available across the range (even on the S-grade sold without audio) which offers telematics services, Wi-Fi hotspot (including complimentary 15Gb data) and vehicle health status.

Model Line-up & Pricing

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

Peace of Mind

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.

 

Toyota Rumion: Space invader

The Toyota Avanza has become a legend on the local car scene, selling in droves and being invaluable as a business vehicle, taxi and family MPV. But times change and we move on, which is why the Avanza has gracefully bowed out of the market to be replaced with the all-new Toyota Rumion.

The Rumion features a number of improvements, despite maintaining the same concept: compact dimensions, a four-cylinder petrol engine, seven seats and good ground clearance (180mm). A big change is that the Rumion is front-wheel-drive, as opposed to the RWD setup of the Avanza, which allows for better use of space and better fuel economy. A 1.5-litre petrol engine delivering 77kW of power and 138Nm of torque is standard across the range, but buyers can choose between a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speead automatic. Fuel consumption is claimed to be 6.2L/100km on the mixed cycle, which makes for a range of over 720km from the 45-litre fuel tank.

As with the Avanza, there are three specification grades: S, SX and TX. The S spec level is the base model aimed at the budget-sensitive buyer. Exteriorly, it is differentiated by the black mirrors, door handles and grille, but it does have colour-coded bumpers and a high-mounted LED brake light. On the inside, the upholstery is durable fabric, while it also features ventilated cup holders that help to cool/heat beverages, a 12V power socket, front electric windows and air-con. Steel wheels with hubcaps are standard on the S and SX, fitted with 185-65 R15 tyres.

The mid-range SX model gets colour-coded door handles and mirrors, which are also electrically operated, as well as a chrome grille, as well as arear windscreen wiper. In addition, it is fitted with remote central locking, a rear-window demister, an additional rear 12-volt power outlet, steering controls, park distance control (PDC) and rear air-conditioner. A double-din audio system with Bluetooth, USB and Aux interfaces playing through four speakers is also standard.

Topping the range, the TX model is aimed at the lifestyle market and so has added comfort levels, with keyless entry/push start, chrome door handles, fog lamps, auto climate control and a touchscreen audio system with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay and also has a reverse camera. This audio system has all the functionality of that in the SX, but has two extra speakers. Alloy rims replace the steel wheels, with the same size tyres. A full-size spare wheel is standard across the range, which is a major feature in a country where drivers often travel long distances.

Safety is addressed by driver and passenger airbags, as well as ABS braking with EBD. Child safety is prioritised with the fitment of ISOFIX points for car seat attachment.

Toyota Connect is available across the range (even on the S-grade sold without audio) which offers telematics services, Wi-Fi hotspot (including complimentary 15Gb data) and vehicle health status.

Model Line-up & Pricing

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

Peace of Mind

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.