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Toyota’s 7-seater Rumion off to a good sales start

The Toyota Rumion is off to a great start in South Africa, following its launch in October.

The 7-seater from Toyota racked up 196 unit sales in its first month – according to Naamsa’s new vehicle sales statistics for the country.

To put this into perspective: Honda sold 275 new vehicles across its entire car range during October.

The Rumion also easily outsold other 7-seater vehicles in the local market, such as the Mahindra XUV500 (15 units).

It was also was on par with its main rival – and the vehicle it is based on – the Suzuki Ertiga (218 units).

This performance, however, only accounted for a small part of Toyota’s new vehicle sales in October.

Toyota sold 9,928 new units during the month, with the Hilux contributing 2,470 units.

Other top performers included the Hi-Ace (1,556 units), Urban Cruiser (1,270 units), and Starlet (1,452 units).


A key selling point for the Rumion it its price – starting at R245,600.

The Rumion is then available in three specification grades – S, Sx, and Tx – with a 1.5-litre engine powering the entire range.

This motor delivers 77kW and 138Nm to the front wheels, while drive is handled by a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission – depending on the model

At the top end, the Rumion 1.5 Tx Automatic retails for R317,200 and includes:

  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Fog lamps
  • Keyless entry
  • Faux-wood interior finish
  • Automatic air conditioner
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Reverse camera
  • Six speakers

Each purchase also includes a 3-year/100,000km warranty and a 4-services/60,000km service plan.

You can read more about the Toyota Rumion here: Toyota Rumion 7-seater – How it drives


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