New Toyota Etios, Etios Liva facelift spied| What’s changed

2017 Toyota Etios Liva facelift

New Etios

 

Indian-spec Toyota Platinum Etios launched–  Full report

New Toyota Etios and Etios Liva have been spotted undisguised at a dealer’s yard. Both cars are stated for launch this month itself (Possible September 13).

We had done a comparison between the Indian-spec and Brazilian- spec (Platina) Etios earlier. Read full report

New Toyota Etios- What’s changed?

Exterior

New Toyota Etios rear

Most changes of the new Etios and Etios Liva are concentrated on the exterior, more significantly at the front. As you can see, the front fascia is thoroughly restyled and is more aggressive. Its grille sport a new design with chrome lining (in Etios only) and the bumper is heavily detailed with large secondary airdam. The foglamps are placed in a butch compartment with chrome surrounds.

Sides get no change while the rear is provided with restyled bumper and chrome strip on the boot (only on Etios). Newly designed 15” alloy wheels can be seen.

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Interior

New Toyota etios facelift interior

While the interior looks similar to the outgoing model, certain features like the new instrument console should be pointed out. It is still center mounted but has improved with a more premium design. However it is still way behind the all-digital one on the Brazilian model.

The car will be provided with a dual tone black-beige interior, chrome surrounds on air-con vents, new multifunction steering wheel and possibly a touchscreen infotainment system with navigation on top trims.

Engine

Toyota etios facelift front

No changes to the engine will be present. A 1.5-liter petrol, 1.2 Liter petrol and 1.4-liter diesel will continue to do duty under the hood. 5-speed manual is the sole transmission option.

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