One of the Toyota’s first vehicles which have been made for the subcontinent market will most likely receive another minor yet significant facelift for the 2019 model year. It is the Toyota Etios which has already been overhauled for the 2016 model year, so the upcoming 2019 Toyota Etios should get just some small upgrades.
The Toyota Etios is available in a hatchback and sedan variants and it is basically made for the Indian market and also Brazil and South Africa. It is known for its reliability, practicality, good ride quality and excellent fuel efficiency. However, how the competition is getting stronger, the Japanese carmaker has decided to give it some upgrades. The expected changes will include some new styling tweaks, more advanced equipment which will make it more modern as well. Unfortunately, if the latest rumors are true, the interior will generally stay unchanged.
On the other hand, speaking of the engine, the newest Toyota Etios shouldn’t get any changes. As the matter of fact, it will probably end up with the same engine options as before. But, this is not a bad thing since this model especially is very popular because of its very good safety ratings.
Engines and performances of the 2019 Toyota Etios
Like we have previously mentioned, the 2019 Toyota Etios should keep the same engines as before. And there are several units to choose from including petrol and diesel variants. The base engine will be a 1.3-liter naturally aspirated engine. The second option will be 1.5-liter petrol engine which will be able to deliver 90 horses and the torque of 97 pound-feet. This engine will be coupled to a five-speed manual transmission. Finally, the third engine will be a 1.4-liter diesel. This powertrain will have the output of 68 horses and 125 lb-ft of torque. As well, the diesel variant is supposed to use the same 5-speed manual gearbox. The front-wheel drive configuration will be standard.
Exterior and interior
At the first glance, the Toyota Etios seems to be made for younger buyers because of its modern and sporty design. The upcoming 2019 Toyota Etios should get some minor yet noticeable changes. They will mostly be visible on the front fascia which should receive restyled grille and headlamps. They are supposed to get LED lighting too. The bumper will also be revised and now seems wider and more prominent. The profile should remain very similar while the rear end will most likely sport redesigned bumper too and more chrome details.
According to the latest reports, the cabin won’t get significant changes as expected. The dashboard will probably feature the same design as before but the instrument cluster should be fully upgraded. The seats will be covered in more quality fabric and the cargo space will be pretty good as well. As for the available equipment, you will find Bluetooth, keyless entry, air conditioning, cruise control, CD player, USB, navigation, and so on.
Release date and price of 2019 Toyota Etios
We still don’t know when we can expect the newest 2019 Toyota Etios. Its price should stay close to the last model which is around $13,800.