Toyota India has readied yet another facelift of the Etios sedan called Platinum Etios. Ever since its launch, the Etios twins have failed to make much of an impression on the car buying lot. While the sedan is popular among fleet owners and cabbies, private car buyers have been giving the Etios a miss. Toyota has rolled out an update for the Etios and Liva in a bid to push sales specifically amongst private car buyers. Read our Toyota Etios old vs new comparison to find out what’s new.
Toyota Etios Old vs New Model- Exterior Comparison
Designers have made major modifications to the nose of the car. While the headlamps remain the same, the grille and front bumper are all new. The new bumper features a lot of blacked out surface area that adds a touch of sportiness to the design. The new model Etios also gets a healthy dose of chrome around the fog lamps and the grille area.
There are new alloys on offer. At the back, the changes are less noticeable. The Toyota Etios facelift gets a new bumper and chrome additions. There is a chrome strip running across the length of the boot bearing ‘Etios’ lettering. This chrome strip also features faux tail lamp extensions. Overall, while the design changes add a bit of freshness into the exteriors of the Etios, we will have to wait and see how car buyers react to it.
Toyota Etios Old vs New Model- Interior Comparison
The interiors of the new Etios do not feature any significant updates. Although it was being earlier reported that Toyota will add a digital speedo setup, the latest images show otherwise. However, it is a new unit and features a digital tachometer. The only noticeable changes here are the addition of a new flat-bottom steering wheel and a new light-dark colour scheme. It does not get a touchscreen infotainment system as standard fitment even on the top-end trim. However, we think it will be available as a dealer level accessory.
Toyota Etios Old vs New Model- Specifications
|New Toyota Platinum Etios Petrol Specifications|
|Max. Power||89 bhp|
|Peak Torque||132 Nm|
|Kerb Weight||945 KGs|
|Fuel Mileage||17 kpl (estimated)|
Toyota hasn’t made any changes to the engine lineup of the Etios. It continues to draw power from petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variants employ a 1.5-litre unit with a 5-speed manual transmission. No automatic gearbox on offer. Etios diesel gets a 1.4-litre engine with a 5-speed manual as the only transmission option. Power, torque and mileage figures remain the same.
|New Toyota Platinum Etios Diesel Specifications|
|Max. Power||67 bhp|
|Peak Torque||170 Nm|
|Kerb Weight||1020 KGs|
|Fuel Mileage||24 kpl (estimated)|
Toyota Etios Old vs New Model- Mileage Comparison
|Toyota Etios Petrol Mileage||16.78 kpl|
|Toyota Etios Diesel Mileage||23.59 kpl|
The figures mentioned above is the ARAI verified mileage of the Toyota Etios sedan. There haven’t been any changes on the fuel efficiency front.
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Toyota Etios Old vs New Model- Dimensions
|New Toyota Platinum Etios||Old Toyota Etios|
|Length||4369 mm||4265 mm|
|Width||1695 mm||1695 mm|
|Height||1510 mm||1510 mm|
|Wheelbase||2550 mm||2550 mm|
In terms of dimensions, the new Etios Platinum is longer than the current car by about 100 mm thanks to the new bumpers. Apart from that, everything else remains the same. The new Etios continues with the generous 595-litre boot.
Toyota Etios Old vs New Model Comparison Verdict
The introduction of the Etios Facelift should help Toyota push sales of the sedan. It looks a little less boring now and adds some premiumness to the cabin as well. There hasn’t bee a major change in pricing and the specifications also remain the same.
- Design – The new model looks much more sporty. The revised instrument console looks more appealing now.
- Features – No major major additions have been made to the features list of the new Etios sedan.
- Specifications – The Toyota Etios facelift will continue with the current set of 1.5 L Diesel and 1.4 L Petrol engines. Fuel efficiency figures are likely to remain the same.
- Price – A small hike in prices is likely. However, the new Etios will continue to be sold in the same price bracket more or less.
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