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Toyota Platinum Etios Review
The Toyota Etios was one of the first cars developed by the giant Japanese car maker Tooyta for the subcontinent. While the Etios sedan sold well in the beginning, the sales have not been great ever since, in spite of almost an update very year. The 2016 update though has to be one of the biggest changes of the four in five years.
The new 2016 Toyota Etios is a facelift and will carry the same body shell as the existing car. The front fascia is strikingly different and makes the Etios sedan look much better than before. The blacked out air dam has been split into two with and houses the fog lamps. The rear bumper gets additional contours to make it look premium.
A majority of changes will be seen inside the new Etios with the interiors being revamped to feel premium. The dashboard layout remains the same but the centrally mounted instrument cluster will get digital treatment for the tachometer. The 2-DIN music system will now offer a touchscreen display along with electrically operated wing mirrors and steering mounted audio controls.
With a renewed focus on safety, the sedan gets dual front airbags and ABS standard across all variants. Engine performance and driving feel will remain unchanged but you can expect better noise insulation in the new Etios. Under the skin, the Etios will continue with its reliable 1.5-litre petrol engine option and the 1.4-litre diesel mill. The 1.4-litre diesel engine develops 67bhp of power at 3800rpm and 170Nm of torque while the 1.5-litre petrol is much more powerful at 88bhp power and 132Nm torque.
The new Toyota Etios will have to fend competition from the compact sedans with the equipment they offer for a lower price. Low maintenance costs, reliability and cabin space along with larger boot-size, though, will work in favour of the Etios.