Toyota Etios launch in India, Toyota Etios price, features, specifications
Toyota Etios, the model presently available in India as a sedan has started production at the Bangalore facility. The Japanese car maker has plans to launch the car in Q1 of 2011 and has started production at the Kirloskar Group-Toyota Kirloskar Motor plant near Bangalore having a production capacity of 80,000 yearly units. Toyota Etios price is India is Rs. 4, 96,000 (starting price) making it the most affordable Toyota vehicle in the country. Toyota Etios will be available in sedan and hatchback in the country.
Toyota Etios sedan features a latest 1.5 L 16 valve DOHC engine that delivers 89 hp at 5600 rpm. The sedan offers maximum torque of 132 Nm @3000 rpm. The Toyota Etios hatchback launch will follow in three months time, as told by the auto maker. Toyota Etios returns a mileage of 17.6 kmpl according to ARAI standards.
The top end variant of Toyota Etios features safety specifications such as ABS, Airbags, power windows, power steering, fog lamps, alloy wheels, integrated music system with steel mounted controls and central locking.
Japanese automobile major Toyota aims to produce the Toyota Etios as a high quality reasonably priced product that meets the expectations of the Indian consumers and for this the company is building the car with around 70 percent local components.
Toyota Etios launch got raving response and within a few days the car managed to get 12,000 bookings.
Toyota Etios which was originally designed for emerging markets will be exported to countries like Brazil, Thailand. Looking at the features, specifications, mileage and variants, Toyota Etios surely is on the road to make it big in the Indian car market carrying the the Toyota USP in terms of space, reliability and comfort.