Looks like Toyota is now completely focusing of emerging markets. Etios, the star of the Delhi Auto Expo 2010, will find its way on the streets of China as well. Toyota has filed for a patent for Etios in China and here are the pictures. The Chinese market will get both the sedan and the hatchback version.
The Etios is developed by Toyota especially for rapidly growing Asian Markets. Keeping in mind the family users in India, the product’s main USPs are spacious interiors, smooth driving, high fuel efficiency and affordable price. You didn't read style or looks, and you can see why if you glance at the images above. The hatchback version is powered by a 1.2L petrol engine, whereas the sedan version is powered by 1.5L petrol engine.
Toyota has expressed in the recent past that it will study the option of introducing a diesel engine on the Etios based on the response it received from Indian customers to the concept cars shown at the Auto Expo and subsequently at all other important cities in India.
Considering the Chinese market, the hatchback is expected to be launched 50.000 yuan (3.5 - 4 lakhs) where it will compete against the Chevrolet Sail and other Chinese products. In India, we expect the Etios' price to begin at 4-4.5 lakh rupees. The sedan shouldn't set you back by more than 6-6.5 lakh rupees.
Source - auto.163.com