Rendering – Toyota Etios facelift with the genes of the Yaris

Posted on: Dec 3, 2013 - 11:02am IST

We reported in October that Toyota was planning a major design overhaul for the Etios sedan and hatchback, and that the refreshed Etios twins could be launched in late 2015. However prior to that, the car is likely to be facelifted.

Rodrigo Camargo Losano of Noticias Automotivas has rendered the front and rear profile of what could be the facelifted Etios hatchback (Etios Liva) for the Brazilian market.

2016 Toyota Etios Facelift
Will the refreshed Etios wear the Yaris’ face?

The Etios twins are a sales disappointment for Toyota in Brazil. The cars receive criticism for their dull and boring design and cheap interior quality, especially when compared to rivals such as the Hyundai HB20 and Chevrolet Onix. According to reports, Toyota plans to address these issues in future interventions, while still managing a low production cost.

This rendering imagines a Yaris-inspired front fascia for the Etios Liva, and we use the word ‘imagines’ as the render artist did not have the luxury of spyshots to base his design. Prototypes of the Etios facelift haven’t been spotted testing yet, and as a result, we can only speculate about the design of the car with insider information.

2016 Toyota Etios Facelift rear
With the competition getting better (the i20 successor is expected next year, the Swift will undergo a minor refresh in India, the new 2014 Honda Jazz will launch here next year), Toyota has to ensure that they don’t make the same mistakes on the refreshed Etios.

The artist would also like to see Toyota ditch the center console of the Etios, and use a more upmarket interior found on European cars.

Tell us, if the Etios facelift were to look this way, would it have a chance with competitors in India such as the Hyundai i20 (by that time, Hyundai would’ve launched the next generation model), Maruti Swift and the upcoming Honda Jazz?

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5 thoughts on “Rendering – Toyota Etios facelift with the genes of the Yaris

  1. Ayyappan says:

    A lot better effort from Toyota, if this turns out to be true.

    The front fascia looks sharp, while the rear can be done up better. The side profiles require some metal sheet changes though, the old generation door handles looks a decade old…

    Don’t forget the interiors though….would like to have good sense of that. The current interiors belong to the 1980’s and the refinement levels, NVH …all have to be dramatically improved…

  2. Dhananjayan says:

    Much better! Hope the interiors are changed too! And please…no cost cutting!

  3. Ameya says:


  4. Nirlipta says:

    A news which my eyes was hungry for!!… great news …liked the design …..gr8 work..must come to India ASAP

  5. Navin says:

    At last- Toyota took it’s time on this one!!!


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