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The Toyota Etios is a line of four-door sedan and five-door hatchback subcompact cars produced by the Japanese automaker Toyota for the Indian automotive market since 2010, for South Africa [1] and Brazil[2] since 2012 and Indonesia since 2013 (1.2 litre petrol hatchback). The Etios nameplate comes from the Greek "Ethos", meaning spirit, character, and ideas.[3] The sedan version was launched in December 2010 and the Liva hatchback was launched in June 2011.[4] In May 2012, the Etios Series reached total sales of 100,000 units in India.[5]

Toyota Etios
Toyota Etios.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 2010–present
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact
Chronology
Predecessor Toyota Platz

The Etios has been facelifted twice, in March 2013 and November 2014. No changes to the overall design were made, but there were changes to the interiors, grille, and tail lamps. Toyota introduced the Etios MR2 in 2010, designating it the model code "AK10". When fitted with the 1.2-liter 3NR-FE engine, it is known as the "NGK12". Likewise, the 1.5-liter 2NR version is identified by the "NGK15" code. The 1.4-liter 1ND diesel version is referred to as the "NUK15". The Etios is based on the EFC platform.[6]

Contents

Etios Concept (2010)Edit

Available in hatchback and sedan bodies, the concept vehicles were developed for Indian market.

An Etios Concept sedan with 1.5-liter gasoline engine and an Etios Concept hatchback with 1.2-liter gasoline engine were unveiled in 10th Auto Expo automobile show in New Delhi.[7]

Sedan (First generation; NGK15; 2010-present)Edit

Sedan
 
Overview
Production December 2010-present
Assembly Bidadi, Karnataka, India (Toyota India)[8]
Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil[9]
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Platform Toyota EFC platform[10]
Related Toyota Echo/Yaris
Toyota Belta
Toyota Vios
Powertrain
Engine 1.5 L 2NR-FE I4 (petrol)
1.4 L 1ND-TV I4 (diesel)
Transmission 5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,550 mm (100.4 in)
Length 4,265 mm (167.9 in)
Width 1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height 1,510 mm (59.4 in)
 
Toyota Etios sedan (India)

The Toyota Etios was first showcased at the 2010 Auto Expo in Delhi as a 'concept car'. Actual commercial production started in late 2010. The sedan version was launched in December 2010. It competes with the Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest, Mahindra Verito, Chevrolet Sail, Ford Figo Aspire and Ford Fiesta Classic. Trim levels for the Etios are: G, GX, V, and VX.

EnginesEdit

The Petrol Engine and Transmission are made locally at Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts (TKAP), Bidadi, Karnataka, India.[11]

Petrol engines
[12]
Model Engine Power@rpm torque@rpm 0–100 km/h acceleration Top speed Transmission Economy Octane rating [(R+M)/2]
1.5 2NR-FE 1,496 cc (91.3 cu in) I4 16V DOHC 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) at 5,600 132 N⋅m (97 lb⋅ft) at 3,000 10.6s 180 km/h (112 mph) 5-speed manual 16.78 km/l 87 or higher
Diesel engines
[12]
Model Engine Power@rpm torque@rpm 0–100 km/h acceleration Top speed Transmission Economy Cetane number
1.4 1ND-TV 1,364 cc (83.2 cu in) I4 8V SOHC D-4D 68 PS (50 kW; 67 hp) at 3,800 170 N⋅m (125 lb⋅ft) at 1,800 - 2,400 13.94s 170 km/h (106 mph) 5-speed manual 23.59 km/l 50 or higher
Flexible-fuel engine

The hatchback and sedan 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 (23.0 mpg‑imp; 19.1 mpg‑US), the Hatch 1.3 Flex fuel economy is 9.45 km/l (26.7 mpg‑imp; 22.2 mpg‑US), and the Etios Sedan 1.5 Flex is 9.84 km/l (27.8 mpg‑imp; 23.1 mpg‑US), all in combined cycle 70% city driving and 30% on the highway.[13]

Hatchback (First generation; NGK12; 2011-present)Edit

Etios Liva
 
Etios Valco for Indonesian market
Overview
Also called Etios Valco (Indonesia only)
Production June 2011-present
Assembly Bidadi, Karnataka, India (Toyota India)[8]
Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil[9]
Karawang, Indonesia (Toyota Astra Motor)
Body and chassis
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Platform Toyota EFC platform[10]
Related Toyota Echo/Yaris
Toyota Vitz
Powertrain
Engine 1.2 L 3NR-FE I4 (petrol)
1.5 L 2NR-FE I4 (petrol)
1.4 L 1ND-TV I4 (diesel)
Transmission 5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,460 mm (96.9 in)
Length 3,775 mm (148.6 in)
Width 1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height 1,510 mm (59.4 in)
 
Toyota Etios Valco (Indonesia)

The Etios Liva, or Valco in Indonesia is the hatchback version of the Etios. It was launched on June 2011. It competes with established brands like Suzuki Swift, Suzuki Ritz/Splash/Opel Agila, Hyundai i10, i20, Tata Bolt, Chevrolet Sail UV-A, Honda Fit/Jazz, Brio, Fiat Grande Punto, Škoda Fabia, Toyota Vitz, Toyota Yaris, Ford Figo, Datsun Go and Nissan Micra. Trim levels for the Etios are: J, G, V and VX.

Indonesia models of Etios Valco were available in four trim levels (J, JX, E, G) all standard with 5 speed manual gearboxes.

EnginesEdit

Petrol engines
[14]
Model Engine Power@rpm torque@rpm 0–100 km/h acceleration Top speed Transmission Economy Octane rating
1.2 3NR-FE 1,197 cc (73.0 cu in) I4 16V DOHC 80 PS (59 kW; 79 hp) at 5,600 104 N⋅m (77 lb⋅ft) at 3,100 14.08s 180 km/h (112 mph) 5-speed manual 17.71 km/l 91 or higher
Diesel engines
[14]
Model Engine Power@rpm torque@rpm 0–100 km/h acceleration Top speed Transmission Economy Cetane number
1.4 1ND-TV 1,364 cc (83.2 cu in) I4 8V SOHC D-4D 68 PS (50 kW; 67 hp) at 3,800 170 N⋅m (125 lb⋅ft) at 1,800 - 2,400 12.47s 170 km/h (106 mph) 5-speed manual 23.59 km/l 50 or higher

Etios Xclusive EditionsEdit

They are versions 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, choice of 3 body colours (white, grey and silver).[15]

A new version of the Etios Xclusive has been 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 (First generation; NGK12/15; 2014-present)Edit

 
Toyota Etios Cross

The Etios Cross is a 5-door compact crossover, based on the Liva. It was launched in 2014. It competes with the Hyundai i20 Active, Fiat Avventura, and Volkswagen CrossPolo. Trims for the Cross are: G and V.

EnginesEdit

Petrol engines
Model Engine Power@rpm torque@rpm 0–100 km/h acceleration Top speed Transmission Economy
1.2 3NR-FE 1,197 cc (73.0 cu in) I4 16V DOHC 80 PS (59 kW; 79 hp) at 5,600 104 N⋅m (77 lb⋅ft) at 3,100 14.08s 160 km/h (99 mph) 5-speed manual 18.31 km/l
1.5 2NR-FE 1,496 cc (91.3 cu in) I4 16V DOHC 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) at 5,600 132 N⋅m (97 lb⋅ft) at 3,800 10.6s 180 km/h (112 mph) 5-speed manual 16.78 km/l
Diesel engines
Model Engine Power@rpm torque@rpm 0–100 km/h acceleration Top speed Transmission Economy
1.4 1ND-TV 1,364 cc (83.2 cu in) I4 8V SOHC D-4D 68 PS (50 kW; 67 hp) at 3,800 170 N⋅m (125 lb⋅ft) at 1,800 - 2,400 12.47s 170 km/h (106 mph) 5-speed manual 23.59 km/l

MotorsportEdit

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). They feature stock engines with exhaust and intake,producing almost 100 bhp. Toyota also made it extremely cheap to run, with a budget of just $3216[citation needed] for the entire series which includes an entire OMP racing kit makes it one of the best one make series to compete in. The drivers aren't charged for damages either.

Toyota is likely to continue the series in 2014.[16]

SafetyEdit

The Etios and Etios Liva come with an immobilizer and Door Ajar Warning as standard across all Trims and Dual SRS Airbags and ABS, EBD only on the G+, V and VX trims. The Etios and Etios Liva have no Euro NCAP and U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ratings as they have undergone no crash tests. But the vehicle comes with Front and Side Impact Beam for safety and Traction Control

Etios launched in Brazil has earned from Latin NCAP, a 4 star safety rating[17][18] and also awarded with 4-star safety rating by the Global NCAP[19].

Consumer experienceEdit

The Etios / Liva cars from Toyota adheres to Toyota's QDR ( Quality, Durability and Reliability ). The NVH of the earlier models ( 2011/2012 ) were on the higher side. But, since then they have worked on it and have improved the NVH considerably in their newer variants. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkiXVv_N0_c

The Etios / Liva also deservedly won the JD Power Dependability awards for 2015 beating the nearest competitor - Maruti Suzuki Dzire ( JD Power dependability awards 2015 is given based on cars manufactured 3 years back, i.e., in 2012 ) . http://blog.toyotabharat.co.in/toyota-etios-ranked-most-dependable-car-in-the-entry-mid-size-segment-by-jd-power/

The Etios sedan is especially popular with taxi drivers for its mileage of 20 km/l for the diesel version.

ReferencesEdit

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  16. ^ "EMR Concept". India: Toyota. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  17. ^ Shinde, Kaustubh (2012-09-19). "Toyota Etios gets 4 stars in Latin NCAP crash tests". Indian Autos Blog. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 
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