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