The largest car maker in the world Toyota today announced their plans to sell a new car Etios in India. Etios was announced by the Vice president of Toyota, Mr. Kazuo Okamoto who attended the 2010 Auto Expo at Delhi today. Toyota Etios is the special small car built for India and few other selected markets. Toyota Etios will be manufactured in both hatchback and sedan variants. In both segment they will have 1.2 lite and 1.5 litres petrol engines. Toyota demonstrated a blue color Etios model at Delhi auto Expo 2010. The launch date of Etios is not yet confirmed. But it would be around the end 2010.
Toyota Etios hatchback model photos:
The front side design of Toyota Etios has similarities with Corolla Altis . Especially the front grille with Toyota logo in Chrome finish.
Toyota Etios Sedan model photos:
India has already became a hot hub of small cars. The Toyota small concept car in news for around 3 years. The final version of Etios unveiled today was designed by more than 1500 engineers of Toyota corporation. Care might have taken to limit the price at competitive levels, provide good mileage and security. Global auto majors including Volkswagen and Honda are also excepted to announce their small car at Auto Expo Delhi. Considering this Toyota will surely place Etios in the exact price range. Toyota with Kirloskar is planning invest around 3000 cores for India operations. This would be spent for setting up Etios manufacturing plant, developing dealership network etc.
Toyota Small car Etios hatchback price : 5-7.5 lakhs (expected).
Toyota Etios Sedan price : 6.75-8.5 lakhs (expected).
Update: Toyota Etios Live launched