Toyota Etios

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Toyota Etios (AK10)
2014 Toyota Etios Valco 1.2 G hatchback (NGK10R; 01-25-2019), South Tangerang.jpg
2014 Toyota Etios Valco 1.2 G (NGK10; pre-facelift, Indonesia)
Overview
ManufacturerToyota
Production
  • November 2010 – April 2020 (sedan, India)[1][2][3]
  • June 2011 – April 2020 (hatchback, India)[1][2][3]
  • September 2012 – present (Brazil, South Africa)
  • March 2013 – October 2017 (Etios Valco, Indonesia)
Assembly
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact car
Body style
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
PlatformToyota EFC platform[7]
Powertrain
Engine
Power output
  • 59 kW (79 hp; 80 PS) (3NR-FE)
  • 65 kW (87 hp; 88 PS) (1NR-FE)
  • 66–75 kW (89–101 hp; 90–102 PS) (2NR-FE)
  • 50 kW (67 hp; 68 PS) (1ND-TV)
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase
  • 2,550 mm (100.4 in) (sedan)
  • 2,460 mm (96.9 in) (hatchback)
Length
  • 4,265–4,370 mm (167.9–172.0 in) (sedan)
  • 3,775–3,885 mm (148.6–153.0 in) (hatchback)
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height1,510 mm (59.4 in)
Chronology
Successor

The Toyota Etios is a subcompact car consisting a line of four-door sedan and five-door hatchback produced by the Japanese automaker Toyota for India (2010 to 2020), Brazil (since 2012),[8] Indonesia (2013 to 2017),[9] South Africa[10] and Argentina. The sedan version was launched in December 2010 and the hatchback version (called "Liva" in India and "Valco" in Indonesia) followed in June 2011.[11] It is built on the EFC platform, which is derived from the NBC platform.[12]

The Etios has been updated three times, in March 2013, November 2014 and September 2016. No changes to the overall design were made, but there were changes to the interiors, front fascia and taillamps.

In May 2012, the Etios series reached total sales of 100,000 units in India.[13] It stopped production in March 2020 there as the Bharat Stage 6 went into effect in April. Since Toyota had no interest to upgrade the Etios to meet the updated emissions standards, it was replaced by the more upmarket XP150 series Yaris sedan and the OEM-supplied Glanza hatchback as Toyota's subcompact car offering in the country.[3]

The "Etios" nameplate comes from the Greek word "Ethos", meaning spirit, character and ideas.[14]

Etios Concept (2010)[edit]

The Etios Concept sedan with 1.5-litre petrol engine and Etios Concept hatchback with 1.2-litre petrol engine were unveiled in 10th Auto Expo automobile show in New Delhi.[15] The actual commercial production started in December 2010.

Engines[edit]

The petrol engines and transmissions are made locally at Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts (TKAP), Bidadi, Karnataka, India.[16]

Petrol (India)[edit]

Model[17][18] Engine Power Torque 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) Top speed Transmission Fuel consumption Octane rating [(R+M)/2]
1.2 L 3NR-FE 1,197 cc (73.0 cu in) I4 16-valve DOHC 59 kW (79 hp; 80 PS) @ 5,600 rpm 104 N⋅m (77 lb⋅ft) @ 3,100 rpm 14.08 seconds 180 km/h (112 mph) 5-speed manual 17.71 km/L (50 mpg‑imp; 42 mpg‑US) 91 or higher
1.5 L 2NR-FE 1,496 cc (91.3 cu in) I4 16-valve DOHC 66 kW (89 hp; 90 PS) @ 5,600 rpm 132 N⋅m (97 lb⋅ft) @ 3,000 rpm 10.6 seconds 180 km/h (112 mph) 5-speed manual 16.7 km/L (47 mpg‑imp; 39 mpg‑US) 87 or higher

Diesel (India)[edit]

Model[18] Engine Power Torque 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) Top speed Transmission Fuel consumption Cetane number
1.4 L 1ND-TV 1,364 cc (83.2 cu in) I4 8-valve SOHC D-4D 50 kW (67 hp; 68 PS) @ 3,800 rpm 170 N⋅m (125 lb⋅ft) @ 1,800 – 2,400 rpm 13.94 seconds 170 km/h (106 mph) 5-speed manual 23.59 km/L (67 mpg‑imp; 55 mpg‑US) 50 or higher

Flex-fuel[edit]

The sedan and hatchback models sold in Brazil are built with a flexible-fuel engine optimized to run with ethanol blends from E20/E25 to neat hydrous ethanol (E100). The Etios Hatch 1.5 Flex has a fuel economy with ethanol fuel of 8.13 km/L (23 mpg‑imp; 19 mpg‑US), Hatch 1.2 Flex fuel economy is 9.45 km/L (27 mpg‑imp; 22 mpg‑US) and Etios Sedan 1.5 Flex is 9.84 km/L (28 mpg‑imp; 23 mpg‑US), all in combined cycle 70% city driving and 30% on the highway.[19]

Etios Xclusive editions[edit]

The Etios Xclusive is a version of Etios G and Liva G respectively for Indian market, with dual-tone cream and beige coloured interiors, Bluetooth-equipped audio system, rear parking sensors, higher quality seat fabric, a chrome cap on the gear knob, an 'Xclusive' badge on the boot lid with a choice of 3 body colours (white, grey and silver).[20]

A new version of the Etios Xclusive was released in 2015 with a touchscreen infotainment system and a wood grain finish on the instrument panel. It is based on the VX and VXD variants and it comes in metallic white, silver and metallic blue.

Etios Cross[edit]

The Etios Cross is a crossover-inspired version based on the Liva. It was launched in 2014.[21]

Motorsport[edit]

Toyota India started a one-make racing series in India called the Etios Motor Racing. The series started in 2012 and witnessed an overwhelming response from the Indian youngsters, there were 3300 applicants.[citation needed] After a 3-round selection procedure, Toyota held 2 rounds of exhibition races in 2012, one at a purpose built race track in Chennai called the Sriperumbudur race track and other in the form of ROC (Race of Champions) in Gurgaon. The 25 selected drivers competed in the main championship held in the later half of 2013.[citation needed] The cars are prepared by Red Rooster Performance based in Bangalore and designed by TRD (Toyota Racing Development).

Toyota would likely to continue the series in 2014.[22]

Safety[edit]

The Etios and Etios Liva come with an immobilizer and door ajar warning as standard across all trims with dual SRS airbags, ABS and EBD available only on the G+, V and VX trims.

The Etios in Brazil has earned a 4-star safety rating from Latin NCAP.[23][24]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c "Toyota to stop selling small diesel cars in India after BSVI shift". Overdrive. India. 19 November 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
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  13. ^ "Etios Series Clocks One Lakh Unit Sales" (Press release). India: Toyota. 25 May 2012. Archived from the original on 10 February 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  14. ^ "Toyota Launches For-India 'Etios' Compact Car" (Press release). Japan: Toyota. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  15. ^ "Toyota Unveils Concept Version of New Compact Car for India" (Press release). Japan: Toyota. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  16. ^ "Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts formally announces the Inauguration of its Gasoline Engine & Transmission Plant" (Press release). India: Toyota. 22 February 2013. Archived from the original on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
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  19. ^ "Toyota Etios: preço de R$ 29.990 e consumo de 10,6 km/l de álcool em cidade" [Toyota Etios: price R$29,990 and fuel consumption of 10.6 km/liter in city driving]. CAR.BLOG.BR (in Portuguese). 15 October 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
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  22. ^ "EMR Concept". India: Toyota. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
  23. ^ Shinde, Kaustubh (19 September 2012). "Toyota Etios gets 4 stars in Latin NCAP crash tests". Indian Autos Blog. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  24. ^ "TOYOTA - Etios + 2 Airbags" (PDF). Latin NCAP. 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2014.

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