New Toyota MPVs, including the practical Rumion & next-gen version of the luxurious Vellfire, are set to launch in India this year
Toyota has been enjoying decent success in the Indian market in recent years, thanks to its impressive range of vehicles. Now, the Japanese car giant is planning to add two new MPVs to its lineup. These upcoming offerings, the Rumion and the next-generation Vellfire promise to cater to different segments of the market with their unique features and offerings.
Let’s take a closer look at what each MPV brings to the table and when they are expected to hit the Indian market.
1. Toyota Rumion
Toyota Rumion, which is a rebadged version of the popular Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, is expected to launch in India in August. Already sold in international markets, the Rumion will retain the Ertiga’s well-received 7-seater configuration and will be nearly identical to its export version in terms of design. However, it will receive a few distinctive styling changes, such as an all-new bumper with revised fog lamp surrounds and a grille reminiscent of the Innova Crysta.
Inside, the Rumion will feature a blacked-out dashboard with wood-like inserts and black upholstery, setting it apart from the beige interiors of the Ertiga. Under the hood, the Toyota Rumion will house Maruti’s reliable 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated, 4-cylinder petrol engine, generating 103 bhp. It will be available with a choice of 5-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter automatic transmissions. Furthermore, just like the Ertiga, the Rumion will offer the convenience of a factory-fitted CNG kit.
2. Toyota Vellfire
Stepping into the luxury MPV segment, the next-generation Toyota Vellfire is slated for a September launch. Unlike the Rumion, the Vellfire is not a badge-engineered model but a full-fledged Toyota product. The new-gen model will maintain its distinct yet outlandish design language, exuding luxury from every angle. With a gigantic 3-meter-long wheelbase, the MPV can comfortably accommodate up to six passengers.
The India-spec model is expected to include the Executive Lounge package, offering two lounge-style captain chairs for the second row. These chairs will come with retractable tables, ventilation, folding leg rests, and other premium amenities. Powering the Vellfire will likely be a 2.5-litre petrol hybrid powertrain with a combined output of 250 bhp, coupled with an e-CVT transmission.