New Toyota Etios (facelift) spied ahead of launch this year

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Changes could be similar to the Brazilian-spec 2016 Toyota Etios.

Toyota is road-testing an updated version of the Toyota Etios sedan in Bangalore, featuring strategically-placed wraps that hide the cosmetic changes. It’s expected to launch in the country during the festive season this year.

New Toyota Etios front quarter (facelift) spied ahead of launch this year
The facelifted Etios is expected to launch in the country during the festive season.

To look contemporary in today’s market, it features a redesigned grille, where the sleek lines flow to form a V-shaped grille in the center with 4 slats, as well as new intakes and foglamp enclosures that look similar to the Toyota Vios. The rear-end has a new chrome bar running between the taillamps and a slightly redesigned lower bumper.

An older spyshot has revealed the interior of the new Etios, which seems to feature a new fabric material for the seat upholstery and an updated steering pad with a digital instrument cluster similar to the unit fitted in the Brazilian-spec Etios and the Toyota Prius.

New Toyota Etios rear three quarter (facelift) spied ahead of launch this year
The rear-end has a new chrome bar running between the taillamps and a slightly redesigned lower bumper.

Also Read: Toyota Etios-based sedan (Honda City rival) to launch in Brazil first – Report

Expect the engine lineup to remain unchanged. The current Etios is available with a 1.5L petrol engine and 1.4L diesel engine, which produces 90 PS/132 Nm of torque and 68 PS/170 Nm respectively. The only transmission option is a 5-speed manual gearbox in both variants.

Brazilian-spec 2016 Toyota Etios – Image Gallery

[Source: Motorbeam]

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