Toyota Etios Platinum – India’s Platinum grade family sedan gets better!*

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Only car in the segment to get ABS, EBD and dual airbags as standard.

Leading Japanese manufacturer, Toyota, launched the all-new Toyota Platinum Etios in India this month. The new Platinum Etios sedan takes comfort and safety to the next level with its host of features, yet at a competitive price tag.

On the outside, the new Platinum Etios gets a bolder design, with an all-new front grille, sporty front and rear bumpers and a stylish rear chrome garnish on the bootlid. However, its the inside where the Platinum Etios truly establishes Toyota’s QDR (Quality, Dependability, Reliability) principles.

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Sporting best-in-class comfort levels, the Platinum Etios is now upholstered in luxurious Ivory-color seat upholstery. Further, the instrument cluster now gets the new Optitron Combimeter, which ensures in clear readouts, while also displaying essential information such as the time, odometer reading and tripmeter readout. Toyota has also paid attention to detail by using a new Dual Tone Instrument Panel (Black & Ivory) on the Platinum Etios.

Moving to the rear seats, the Platinum Etios offers generous amounts of legroom, shoulder-room and headroom for all passengers. Be it children, or senior members of your family, rest assured that the Platinum Etios offers one of the most comfortable ingress and egress in this segment.

Toyota Platinum Etios press image

Further, the Platinum Etios now comes with a foldable rear arm rest, ensuring in enhanced comfort levels. And while the Platinum Etios features a best-in-class 592 liter boot, the luggage space can further be enhanced thanks to the innovative foldable rear seat. Thus, be it a long vacation with the family, or even moving large items, the Platinum Etios is more than capable of doing so.

Of course, safety takes high priority in the Platinum Etios. With the launch of the Platinum Etios, Toyota became the first manufacturer in this segment to standardize ABS with EBD across all grades. What’s more, the Platinum Etios also features dual front airbags for both driver and passenger as part of the standard equipment. However, safety features in the Platinum Etios do not stop there.

The rear seat is equipped with new dual ISOFIX child seat locks, so that your kid’s seat can be mounted and attached as per internationally-established standards. Further, all 5 seats get seat belts with 3 point ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor) while the front seats get Pre-Tensioner and Force Limiter (PTFL) ensuring in industry-leading safety standards.

Toyota Platinum Etios interior press image

The result of all these safety features: The Etios is the only car in its segment to have scored a 4-star rating in the Global NCAP crash test, a clear testimony of the Etios’s strong and reliable build quality.

The Platinum Etios is offered with a choice of the refined 1.5-liter 16v DOHC petrol engine or the fuel efficient 1.4-liter D-4D diesel engine. These tried-and-tested engines offer peace of mind ownership and low running costs coupled with minimal maintenance. In-fact, the Etios was awarded the Most Dependable Car in the Entry Mid-Size Segment according to J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2015 India vehicle dependability study.

While offering all the above features, the Platinum Etios is also very competitively priced. The perfect family sedan is priced from INR 643,000 to INR 783,000 for Petrol & INR 756,000 to INR 887,000 for Diesel (Ex showroom Mumbai).

Toyota Platinum Etios side press image

Head to www.toyotaetios.in to download the Platinum Etios’s brochure, and find your nearest Toyota dealer.

*This story is an advertorial.

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