All New Toyota Etios oozes style
New style, new features new attitude – that’s how best to describe the latest version of the Toyota Etios.
Recently arrived new Etios is like a big thank you for the support the Etios has enjoyed in South Africa. The new model boasts standout features, like a new-look front-end styling complete with a new grille – chrome in Xs model and the old black on the Xi.
But all models across the range come with body colour door handles and mirrors. Even better, the mirror have been redesigned not only to look better, but also to aids in aerodynamic performance. The improved stability is further enhanced by aero-stabilising fins on the mirror bases, which also helps in wind-noise reduction.
The rear end is no slouch when coming to feature updates, with a new tail-lamp design for both the hatch and sedan models.
The Xs models come with height-adjustable driver’s seat, with additional cushioning and adjustable headrests. The Xi models’ all-in-one seats remain as they are. The rear seats are also more comfortable than before.
Another new feature on the Xs model is an auto-up electric-window function on the driver’s door.
The radio set boasts an all-new 2-DIN Toyota audio system is both Xs and Xi models, while the latter now comes with pre-wired for door speakers, as well as instrument-panel speakers.
More bling for the Xs models is through ventilation controls which have been replaced by solid knobs with chrome finishing.
The 1.5-litre petrol engine powering the Etios will remain as is. Outputs are 66kW and 132Nm of torque, with a 0-100km/h sprint of under 11 seconds. Toyota puts fuel consumption for the Etios sedan at 5.9 litres/100km and 6 litres/100km for the hatch.
The Toyota Etios is now powered by the same 1.5-litre VVT-i engine that produces peak outputs of 66 kW and 132 Nm, which are ample for this entry-level vehicle.
Toyota Etios sedan 1.5 Xi R172 200
Toyota Etios hatch 1.5 Sprint R180 500
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