In an attention grabbing maneuver of sorts, Toyota Kirloskar Motors Limited has announced the launch of the Etios Sedan Xclusive Edition. Curiously, the Xclusive Edition model comes on the day when Nissan has just launched the facelifted Sunny sedan. The petrol variant of the Etios Xclusive is priced at 5.98 lakh rupees while the diesel variant is pegged at 7.10 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Delhi.
The Etios Xclusive Edition version of the sedan is based on the G variant and is available with both petrol and turbo diesel engine options. Toyota claims that only 900 units of the Etios Xclusive Edition sedan will be made, in order to ensure a modicum of exclusivity, for a car that is more visible as a cab than a personal car.
Notably, this isn’t the first occasion that Toyota has launched the Xclusive Special Edition version of the Etios. A similar affair was carried out in September last year, raising questions on how “exclusive” the Etios Xclusive variant actually is.
This time around, Toyota has omitted the white shade, choosing to go with Symphony Silver and Classic Grey for the Xclusive edition badged Etios. A re-run of the Xclusive edition variant of the Etios may have to do with Toyota being stuck with unsold inventory of the previous run of Xclusive edition cars.
The changes on the Etios Xclusive Edition sedan are limited to dollops of chrome to give the car more bling while Bluetooth connectivity on the inside adds functionality to the car. Other revisions include a cream and beige interiors, rear parking sensors, chrome tipped gear knob, refreshed seat fabric and Xclusive badging on the boot lid.
Bookings for the Etios Xclusive Edition sedan are now open across all Toyota dealers in India. Deliveries will begin from the 11th of July. Engines on the Xclusive Edition Etios will be the regular 1.5 liter petrol motor and 1.4 liter diesel units, both mated to five speed manual transmissions driving the front wheels of the sedan.