After the successful launch of the Innova Crysta Toyota is all-set to launch the facelift version of the Etios sedan. Recently a test mule with the camouflaged body parts was spotted testing in India.
It may be noted that the overall shape and design is just as the 2014 version and not altered, and most of the changes done are to the front and rear bumper. The new grill in the front bumper is shortened and has four ribs as compared to just one in the previous versions. The fog lamp is still circular but the housing is redesign to blend along the updated features which give the Etios a much more aggressive look than the previous versions. The rear bumper also receives similar updates to compliment the front bumper and still houses the registration plate. The boot lid receives some chrome treatment along side the logo and on the sides.
Apart from these exterior changes there are minor changes to the interior including a new steering wheel cap and leather cover. Air con vents will have chrome lining and the instrument cluster is expected to be replaced by a digital console. The high end version may also house a touch screen infotainment and automatic climate control.
The new version Etios will be powered by the same 1.5-litre petrol engine that produces a power of 90bhp and the 1.4-litre diesel engine produces a power of 68bhp. Both the engines will be coupled to the existing 5-speed manual transmission.
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