Toyota Etios facelift spotted; to be launched in the festive season

Launched in 2010, the Toyota Etios is yet to get a generation update. But over the period Toyota has done its bit to keep the vehicle updated. Another facelift/update is headed to our market, with a launch expected in the festive season.

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Spotted testing again, the camouflaged rear-end suggests an updated boot-lid (possibly with a chrome strip located slightly lower than earlier) and reworked bumper design. The mule spotted earlier had a covered front fascia but gave away a more muscular looking front bumper and a new grille.

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Cosmetic upgrades are expected on the inside, too. The current cabin doesn’t feel premium enough, and here’s hoping that Toyota addresses that in the upcoming iteration of the vehicle. Also, including the nice-looking instrument cluster from the MY2017 Etios (Brazil-spec) won’t hurt, either.

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Since the Etios is more than four meters long — and hence offers more space inside — it isn’t limited by engine capacities. The current engine line-up, comprising a 1.5-liter petrol and a 1.4-liter diesel — is going to continue unchanged.

Source: Rushlane, Motoroids