That’s right! India’s second beloved MPV Maruti Suzuki Ertiga has adopted a new name called ‘Rumion’ for the South African market, as part of the ongoing Toyota-Suzuki collaboration. Toyota has revived the Rumion nameplate from a discontinued hatchback. The Rumion in South Africa is available in three trims, with prices starting at ZAR 245,600 (INR 12.38 lakh).
As with Glanza (sold as Starlet) and Belta (yet to be launched), the Rumion too is literally a rebadge. Key features include halogen headlights, 15-inch alloy wheels, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto connectivity, auto AC, rear AC vents, and safety features such as front fog lights, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors.
The Rumion is powered by a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that pumps out 77 kW (105 metric hp) at 6,000 rpm and 138 Nm (102 lb-ft) of torque at 4,400 rpm. The engine can be paired with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox.