Toyota Etios facelift spied on test; launch in festive season
The Toyota Etios facelift has been spotted testing once again as it prepares itself for a festive season launch. The mildly updated sedan receives quite a few cosmetic enhancements.
The spy shot sent by our reader reveals the rear fascia which features reprofiled bumper and a new chrome strip across the boot lid.
Earlier spy shots revealed that nothing has changed on the sides while most of the changes are concentrated upfront. The Etios facelift receives a new grille, revised bumper, and new foglight enclosures.
Changes to the inside come in the form of a chunkier multi-function steering wheel with flat bottom and new seat fabrics. It’s unclear if the updated sedan will sport a new digi-analog instrument console like its Brazilian counterpart.
We don’t expect the Etios’ powertrain lineup to undergo any noticeable change. The sedan is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine producing 90 PS and 132 Nm of torque and a 1.5-litre diesel engine outputting 68 PS and 170 Nm of torque. Both motors are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Like the existing version, the Etios facelift will offer dual front airbags as standard. We expect Toyota Kirloskar Motor to pack more features across the variant lineup.
It’s only a matter of time that these updates are carried forward to the Etios Liva hatchback as well.