2017 Toyota Etios (Facelift) launched in Brazil
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The range features the new bumpers and styling changes previously exclusive to the Etios Platinum.
Toyota Brazil has launched the 2017 Toyota Etios (Facelift) in Brazil, featuring the bumpers and styling changes previously exclusive to the Etios Platinum. The new Etios ranges between R$ 45,990 – R$ 68,390. Note that the Etios Cross does not receive the cosmetic facelift.
Like the Etios Platinum, the new Etios and Etios sedan feature a V-shaped grille with black inserts and body-colored accents, a sporty bumper with larger intakes, round foglamps and a faux silver bumper garnish. It gets the same 15-inch alloy wheels, side skirts (XLS only), chrome garnish on the boot lid/tailgate and a sportier rear bumper.
Inside, the Etios duo comes with an all black dashboard adorned with piano black trim and chrome-ringed HVAC vents, a multifunction steering wheel design with buttons and a Prius-inspired digital instrument cluster. Other new features include cruise control, ISOFIX child seat mounts and head restraint and three-point seatbelt for the middle seat passenger.
The engine lineup includes the same 1.3L and 1.5L Dual VVT-i flex-fuel engines. Both engines come equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, while a new 4-speed automatic transmission is standard in Ready, XLS, Cross and Platinum grades.