Toyota Etios facelift 2016 spied
Toyota had introduced the Etios in the Indian market in 2010 and sedan was given its last upgrade in 2014. The mid-sized sedan looks dated in the face of fresh competition and the Japanese carmaker will be launching the Toyota Etios facelift 2016 during the festive season this year.
Spyshots of the Etios facelift 2016 have been published online by Motoroids dot com which gives us an insight into the changes that we can expect. As per the images it is observed that the car would come with a new front grille along with changes to the front bumper as well. On the rear side, a new styled bar would run across the tail lamps giving it a distinct appearance. Inside the cabin, the sedan is expected to look identical to the current model on sale. Reports suggest that it will get a new digital instrument console and also a revamped dashboard and upholstery.
Apart from the cosmetic changes, the 2016 Toyota Etios facelift will not feature any updates in the engine department. It will continue to be powered by a 1.5L petrol motor that produces 90PS of power and 132 Nm of torque while the 1 .4L diesel mill generates 68PS of power and 170 Nm of torque. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The mid-sized compact sedan segment is the most popular segment in the country and the Etios competes against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Tata Zest, Hyundai Xcent and the Ford Figo Aspire.
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