Toyota has announced that the next generation Etios would be launched at the end of 2014, which in fact was about be released in 2016. The company had to take such a decision due to the poor response from the twin cars i,e the sedan Etios and the hatchback Etios Liva neither of which gave good response in the Indian market. It even did not have effect after the recent launch of the facelifted version of Etios which was packed with more features and stylish new exteriors and interiors.
In order to compensate this, Toyota is continuing in putting its efforts to improve these two twins both cost wise as well as with features. The next-generation Etios (sedan) and Etios Liva (hatchback) is speculated to be launched in the end of 2014 and early 2015 respectively. Changes in the next generation twins would comprise of higher quality with soft touch plastics for interiors which also will be provided with the touch of beige color, engine will be inherited from the current version but with slight tuning for better fuel efficiency and handling, space and legroom will remain the same.
In its vehicle policy, Toyota has a product life cycle concept which ranges between 8 to 10 years. Toyota’s Innova which was released in 2005 is nearing the end of its product life cycle and hence Toyota has to concentrate on how to replace the Innova either feature wise or changing the model itself.
Check out the picture of the rear, below the jump.
Source – MotorBeam