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 (NGK10R, Indonesia)
  • November 2010 – present (sedan)
  • June 2011 – present (hatchback; international)
  • March 2013 – October 2017 (hatchback; Indonesia)
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact car
Body style
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
PlatformToyota EFC platform[4]
Power output
  • 59 kW (79 hp; 80 PS) (1.2 L petrol)
  • 66 kW (89 hp; 90 PS) (1.5 L petrol)
  • 50 kW (67 hp; 68 PS) (1.4 L diesel)
  • 2,550 mm (100.4 in) (sedan)
  • 2,460 mm (96.9 in) (hatchback)
  • 4,265 mm (167.9 in) (sedan)
  • 3,775 mm (148.6 in) (hatchback)
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height1,510 mm (59.4 in)
PredecessorToyota Platz (indirect)

The Toyota Etios (Japanese: トヨタ・エティオス, Toyota Etiosu) is a subcompact car consisting a line of four-door sedan and five-door hatchback produced by the Japanese automaker Toyota for the Indian automotive market since 2010, Brazil since 2012,[5] Indonesia from 2013 until 2017, South Africa,[6] and Argentina. The Etios nameplate comes from the Greek word "Ethos", meaning spirit, character and ideas.[7] The sedan version was launched in December 2010 and the hatchback version (called Liva in India and Valco in Indonesia) was launched in June 2011.[8] In May 2012, the Etios series reached total sales of 100,000 units in India.[9]

Toyota introduced the Etios in 2010. The Etios is based on the EFC platform.[10]

The Etios Valco was launched in Indonesia on 11 March 2013[11] and discontinued in October 2017, where it would be integrated with the 1.2-liter variant of the Agya.

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

Etios Concept (2010)[edit]

The Etios Concept sedan with 1.5-liter petrol engine and Etios Concept hatchback with 1.2-liter petrol engine were unveiled in 10th Auto Expo automobile show in New Delhi.[12] The actual commercial production started in December 2010.


The petrol engines and transmissions are made locally at Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts (TKAP), Bidadi, Karnataka, India.[13]


Model[14][15] 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


Model[15] 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


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.[16]

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).[17]

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.[18]


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.[19]


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.[20][21]



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