Toyota-Rumion: description and specifications of a compact Japanese minivan
Since 1966, the Japanese compacta car known as the Toyota Corolla. This is a very special machine. After all, it was in 1974 that she got into the Guinness Book of Records as the best-selling car in the world. Since then, many Corolla models have been released. And one of them was Toyota-Rumion. That's about it and I would like to tell.
Briefly about the model
"Toyota Rumion" was released in 2007. This model is interesting in that it was built on the platform of a compact minivan of the second generation Scion xB. It was supplied to the markets of many countries. Including in Australia, where this car was known under the name Toyota Rukus. Strictly speaking, the production of this compact and attractive minivan continues to this day.
The length of the model is 4210 mm, width is1760 mm, and height - about 1630 mm. The ground clearance for our roads is rather small (13.5 cm), but to Russia "Toyota Corolla-Rumion" was not supplied. However, it is quite possible to meet this model. She liked many, so that true motorists found ways to acquire "Toyot", even if right-handed. You can learn it from a half-look. Attention is drawn to the angular shape of the body, a thin line of radiator grilles, a modest glazing area and body-painted body of side mirrors with door handles. And the main "highlight" is the optics of expressive form. From such a spectacular model could be a popular and purchased crossover.
Inside, "Toyota-Rumion" looks simple, butattractive. The interior looks cozy thanks to the raised bottom line of the side mirrors. This solution is also practical, because in this way the designers managed to protect the internal space. The front panel can not help attracting attention. Its original design successfully combines horizontal and rounded lines. It seems that the panel seems to consist of three ergonomic zones. And each of them, of course, is designed for certain functions.
Despite the fact that "Toyota-Rumion" is made inbody minivan, there was not room for a third row of seats. However, this is not surprising, if you recall the length of 4.2 meters. But in the second row with comfort will accommodate 2-3 people. All seats have adjusting mechanisms and can please the presence of side and frontal space for passengers. Safety provides 8 airbags, and for comfortable driving the car is equipped with on-board computer, climate control, alarm system, immobilizer and assistant for emergency braking.
What's under the hood?
This is the last thing I would like to noteattention, talking about a car like Toyota-Rumion. The technical characteristics of this machine are impressive. Several engines were offered to potential buyers. Very popular was the 1.8-liter 136-strong. He worked in tandem with CVT and was installed only under the hoods of all-wheel drive models. It was an economical engine. For 100 kilometers he consumed only 6.7 liters of fuel in a mixed cycle. True, there was another popular unit, but it produced only 110 "horses" with a volume of 1.5 liters. and was put only under the hood of front-wheel drive versions.
All versions of the Toyota Corolla Rumion werepositive feedback from ordinary car lovers and professional connoisseurs. And the fact that the Russians ordered these minivans from their homeland is an additional confirmation of the quality.