Toyota Kirloskar motor has launched yet another Etios and this time as a facelift version. Indian car market has witnessed 3 Etios sedan version in last one year. New Etios is carrying some cosmetic and interior changes. Toyota has removed 2 variants of Etios so the total numbers of variants are now eight- J, G, G SP and VX for petrol and JD, GD, GD (SP) and V SP. Sp here stands for safety package.
Toyota launched new Etios in higher price bracket than the ongoing model, the new Etios Petrol trim will cost you at 5.74 lakh which goes up to 7.06 lakh and Diesel car comes at Rs. 6.84-8.16 lakh. Toyota Etios’s price is more than its competitors like Honda Amaze and Swift Dzire.
Both the engines of new Etios remains unaltered there is not even a single change made by Toyota. The same SOHC petrol engine delivers 88.8BHP power at 5600rpm and 132Nm of peak [email protected] While the 4 cycl, 8V SOHC CRDI diesel engine delivers 67.7BHP [email protected] and 170Nm peak torque b/w 1800-2400rpm.
Both the engines are coupled with 5 Speed manual Transmission (MT), Diesel engine delivers 23.59 KPL mileage ARAI certified while the petrol unit gives 16.78 KPL mileage.
Space & Dimensions:
The exterior measurements of new Etios also remain same with 4265mm length which is better than Amaze, Dzire by 200mm, new Etios is 1695mm wide and 1510mm tall which is slight on the lower side.
New Etios has 170mm of good ground clearance which is efficient for rutted roads and it offers 595 liters of huge cargo volume which is best in segment and the wheelbase of 2550mm puts New Etios among the top with the competitors in this section.
Interior & Exterior:
Toyota has made some changes in the cabin starting from the seats which gets new premium fabric upholstery; door armrest and gear knob are now wood finish ones. Central side the dual tone dashboard is now accompanied by new LCD screen and 2 DIN audio system with USB, AUX-In and bluetooth connectivity and for rear passengers there are 2 two speakers to enjoy good music. Overall look and feel of cabin is pleasing and elegant.
Exterior of New Etios also gets some updations like newly styled chrome finish grille, fresh chrome adorned headlights and circular fog lamps. Side gets conventional 15 inch alloy wheels, shiny chromic door handles, body colored outer rear view mirrors are electrically adjustable.
Rear side is almost same the only change it gets is reverse parking sensors; apart from that rear side is with features like shiny tail lights with turn indicators, wide boot lid embedded with Toyota’s logo and third brake lights. New pearl white body paint option is a new introduction by Toyota which looks graceful.
New Etios gets 1 new color option which takes the color tally to seven; these are Classic Grey, Symphony Silver, Celestial Black, vermilion red, harmony Beige, white and New Pearl white.
Safety features are same as the current ongoing car with some minor add-ons like Toyota has made Dual front airbags for front occupants as standard for all variants, new Etios is made with impact absorbing structure.
Apart from that new Etios is equipped with safety features like ABS (Anti-lock braking system), EBD (Electronic brake distribution), fog lamps, Child safety lock, engine immobilizer, remote control central lock, keyless entry, traction control and door ajar warning.
The changes made by Toyota are good but the price is bit steep. So, if you are looking for a car with ample space and decent mileage than this car is not a bad option for you considering the interior and exterior look of the car.
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