Toyota has expanded its product lineup with the introduction of the Rumion MPV, aimed at attracting budget-conscious buyers. This MPV is a result of the collaboration between Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Maruti Suzuki India Limited and is based on the popular Ertiga platform. The Rumion is available in three main variants: S, G, and V. Recently, a video comparing the mid-spec G variant with the top-end V variant has surfaced online.
The comparison video, shared on YouTube by The Car Show, kicks off with an introduction to the Toyota Rumion, highlighting its three available variants. The presenter then delves into the pricing details, revealing that the base S variant starts at Rs 10.29 lakh, the G variant at Rs 11.45 lakh, and the V variant at Rs 12.18 lakh. Interestingly, Toyota offers an automatic transmission option for both the base S variant and the top-spec V variant, while the G variant is available exclusively with a manual transmission. Notably, the S AT variant is priced higher than the mid-spec G variant at Rs 11.89 lakh. Toyota also offers a CNG variant called the S CNG, priced at Rs 11.24 lakh.
Moving on to the differences between the two variants, the presenter notes that the exterior of both cars is virtually identical. They share the same gloss black grille with chrome accents, projector headlamps with halogen lighting, and halogen fog lamps. The side profiles also exhibit no distinguishing features, with both variants equipped with 15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and chrome door handle garnishes. The rear end of both cars is largely similar, except for the presence of a reverse camera on one variant.
Transitioning to the interior, the presenter observes that both variants share an identical look, including seat design, upholstery, color scheme, and materials. He goes on to point out that the only differences in features between the two variants are auto headlamps, a reverse parking camera, and cruise control. Otherwise, they both come equipped with the same 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay.
In his conclusion, the presenter shares his preference between the two models. He expresses that if he were to choose between them, he would opt for the G variant as it offers the same features as the V variant, with only a few non-essential differences. According to him, the Rs 73,000 ex-showroom price difference doesn’t justify opting for the higher-end variant, as most of the additional features can be added aftermarket.
This comparison sheds light on the value proposition of the different Rumion variants, helping potential buyers make an informed choice based on their preferences and priorities.