Toyota Etios facelift spied inside and out
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Will launch in India later this year.
IAB reader, Jithesh, has managed to a photograph the facelifted Toyota Etios with lesser camouflage than before, revealing a few more details. It’s expected to launch in India later this year.
The changes to the front fascia are expected to be identical to the all new Toyota Etios Platinum that was unveiled in Brazil. The wrap tries to hide the new V-shaped grille with black inserts and chrome accents and sporty bumper with a larger intake and round foglamps. At the back, it gets a redesigned chrome bar running across the boot and an updated rear bumper.
Inside, the India-spec Toyota Etios adopts a dual tone black and beige dashboard with beige fabric seats, black leather-wrapped steering wheel with buttons, and chrome inserts for the HVAC vents. In top-end grades, it could feature a digital instrument cluster inspired by the latest Toyota Prius.
It will stick to the current engine lineup that includes a 1.5L petrol engine and the 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.