Upcoming 2016 Toyota Etios facelift spotted testing in India

Does this mean the launch of the facelift sedan is imminent?


Toyota Kirloskar Motors launched the Etios in 2010. Four years later the automaker launched a refreshed Etios, and then the Etios Liva hatchback. Now, after two years of the launch of 2014 Toyota Etios, the Japanese automaker seems to be working on a facelift version of Etios with significant changes onboard.

Recently a test mule of the facelift Toyota Etios was spotted with camouflage on front and rear alongside several other places as well. As the test mule suggests, the upcoming Toyota Etios facelift might get updated front and rear bumpers. The front grille gets a new four slatted design with shrunken appearance. The rear of the car might get a chrome strip joining the taillights, as the spyshots suggest. The changes will be inside the cabin as well. The steering wheel cap might get an update, as it was camouflaged. The test mule spotted was bearing a 5 speed manual gearbox.

Toyota Etios Facelift would get a new steering wheel cap

Power source for the facelift Toyota Etios would remain same. In that case the car will retain the outgoing model’s 1.5 litre (1364 cc) petrol engine and the 1.4 litre (1496 cc) diesel engine under the hood. The petrol engine gets mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox and churns out 90 PS of peak power and 132 Nm of peak torque. On the other hand the diesel variant also comes bearing a 5 speed manual transmission and pumps out 68 PS of peak power and 170 Nm of peak torque.

Toyota Etios Facelift is expected to retain the same powertrain

The outgoing Toyota Etios petrol variant comes available in five different trims which are JD, GD, VD, VXD and XCLUSIVE, while the diesel variant gets five trims – J, G V, VX and XCLUSIVE. Pricing for the petrol variant ranges between Rs. 6.4 lakh to Rs. 7.8 lakh, while the diesel variant is priced between Rs. 7.6 lakh to Rs. 8.9 lakh. The petrol variant deliver 16.78 kmpl of fuel economy, while the diesel variant delivers 23.59 kmpl.

Source: Motoroids

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