As part of #SaferCarsForIndia campaign, Global NCAP has crash tested some of the popular cars on sale in India. The latest car they have crash tested is the 2016 Toyota Etios.
As per the test result, new Toyota Etios has scored Four Star Rating for Adult occupancy, and a Two Star Safety Rating for Chile occupancy. In Adult occupancy, 2016 Toyota Etios scored 13 points out of a maximum of 16, while in Child occupancy it scored 20.02 points out of a maximum of 49.
Crash Test Video
Crash Test Result
A four door hatchback, which was made for India, in India, Etios Liva has been on sale in India since 2011. Priced in the range of INR 5.07 lakh to INR 7.28 lakh, ex-showroom, New Delhi, sales of Toyota Etios Liva has not been as expected.
Launched to compete with the likes of New Maruti Baleno, Hyundai i20, Honda Jazz and the likes, Etios Liva sales average at about 1,800 units a month (including the Cross variant). This when the trio of Baleno, i20 and Jazz register in excess of 25,000 units every month.
Speaking about sales, Toyota India sales for Jan 2016 have registered a decline of 36%. The company sold a total of 9,256 cars in Jan 2016, as against 14,364 cars sold in Jan 2015.
Toyota is also looking forward to the upcoming Auto Expo, where they will display their new-gen Innova MPV along with some state of the art hybrid technologies. Stay tuned to Rushlane as we bring you LIVE coverage of the 2016 Auto Expo.