In India, the 2016 Toyota Etios Platinum (Facelift) compete against the Maruti Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze and Chevrolet Sail.
Though the 2016 Toyota Etios Platinum facelift sees minor mechanical changes, it gets several updates on the outside.
September 19, 2016 – The 2016 Toyota Etios Platinum (facelift) has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 6.43 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The sedan has been introduced with a new name – the Etios Platinum. The updated model receives noticeable exterior and interior changes along with minor mechanical updates. This new Etios variant has been designed and developed by Toyota’s Indian R&D team.
There are no changes under the skin; it continues to be powered by the same 1.5-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engines. While the former is capable of producing 88bhp and 132Nm of torque, the oil burner is good for 67bhp and 170Nm of torque. The sedan gets dual front airbags and ABS as standard across all variants. It directly rival against the likes of the Maruti Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Ford Figo Aspire, Chevrolet Sail, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and others in its league.
|STD Petrol||Rs 6.43 lakh|
|DLX Petrol||Rs 6.83 lakh|
|High Petrol||Rs 7.17 lakh|
|Prem Petrol||Rs 6.74 lakh|
|STD Diesel||Rs 7.56 lakh|
|DLX Diesel||Rs 7.96 lakh|
|High Diesel||Rs 8.30 lakh|
|Prem Diesel||Rs 8.87 lakh|
While the base model of the Toyota Etios Platinum (facelift) is priced at Rs 6.43 lakh, the top-of-the-line variant costs Rs 8.87 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
|Max Power||67bhp @ 3,800rpm|
|Max Torque||170Nm @ 1,800rpm – 2,400rpm|
|Max Power||90bhp @ 5,600rpm|
|Max Torque||132Nm @ 3,000rpm|
As mentioned earlier, the 2016 Toyota Etios facelift is continue to feature the 1.5-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engines that powered the previous model. While the gasoline unit churns out a maximum power output of 90bhp and 132Nm, the oil burner offers 67bhp and 170Nm. Both these powertrains are paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The conventional rubber engine mounts have been replaced with the new hydraulic mounts resulting less vibration inside the cabin. Suspension system of the 2016 Toyota Etios facelift has been tweaked for better ride quality, and noise insulation too has been improved by 7%. The diesel version of the saloon gets a lighter clutch.
Since the car continues to come with the same petrol and diesel engines, there is no change in their fuel efficiency figures too. The Etios petrol model gives an average of 16.78kmpl, while the diesel model returns 23.59kmpl.
The new model is available in 7 exterior paint jobs – Vermilion Red, Classic Grey, Silver Mica Metallic, Harmony Beige, Pearl White With Crystal Shine, Celestial Black and White.
New Optitron Combimeter
Steering-Mounted Audio Controls
Best-In-Class 592L Boot Space
Rear Centre Armrest
13L Cooled Glove Box
Height Adjustable Driver’s Seat
Rear Bench Fold Seat
Dual Front Airbags
Rear Centre Removable Headrest
Reverse Parking Sensors
ABS With EBD (Standard)
The Toyota Etios Platinum receives some significant cosmetic upgrades at the front. The facelifted model now features a new V-shaped grille with black inserts, bigger air intakes, round-shaped fog lights and a new bumper along with few other design updates.
Save for 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and side skirts, the side profile of the 2016 Toyota Etios Platinum (facelift) looks identical to the old model. At the rear end, the car gets a roof-mounted rear spoiler, revised bumper and re-designed tail lamps.
The India-spec Etios facelift comes with a dual-tone black and beige dashboard, multi-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted controls, improved instrument panel, chrome inserts for the air vents and beige fabric seats. On the other side, the Brazil-spec model of the Etios facelift features a slightly different steering wheel, all-black dashboard, revised fabric upholstery and digital instrument cluster.
The safety standards of the new Toyota Etios facelift have been improved by offering ABS (anti-lock braking system) as standard. The vehicle also comes with ISOFIX mounting points for child safety seats and side-impact reinforcements. The rear seats are now based on stronger tubular structure instead of wide-frame structure. The new Toyota Etios is Global NCAP compliant, and achieved 4-star safety rating for both adults and children.
The Indo-Japanese brand is also offering several accessories with Etios Platinum. The accessories list include steering wheel cover, car cover, 2-DIN Bluetooth Audio with Remote, Luggage Tray, legroom lamp, fabric floor mat, sun visor organiser wooden panel, gear shift knob with wooden finish, child sseat, fabric seat cover, fog lamp with fitting kit, side mirror chrome cover, mudguards, door side visor, rear door chrome garnish, fabric trunk mat and black and ivory seat cover.