Japanese car maker Toyota has unveiled the facelifted version of the Etios sedan and Liva hatchback, christened as Platinum, in Brazil. The Etios sedan is set to get a facelift in India during the festive season and India-spec model likely to take design cues from the Etios Platinum.
Toyota has copiously reworked the face of the sedan and the hatchback. It now features a new V-shaped grille with chrome and black honeycomb inserts. The bumper has been reworked to include more black-coloured areas, which makes it more attractive as compared to the previous bland design. Headlamps are carried on without any changes, yet the overall look of the vehicle has become refreshing following the updates. There aren't many changes on the sides, except the side skirts and new 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. The rear has been updated with tweaked bumper and integrated spoiler.
The interior features an all-black cabin and a piano black finished centre console. The centrally mounted instrument cluster has been given a digital display and the new steering wheel gets control buttons. The Brazilian-spec version also comes with a touchscreen infotainment system.
The India-spec version of the Etios, which is undergoing test run ahead of the launch during the festive season, is expected to feature similar features inside. The changes in the exterior are likely to be toned down for India while more chrome inserts will be added.
Powertrains on the Etios sedan as well as Liva hatchback are expected to continue without changes. The sedan is sold with 1.5-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engine options, while the Liva has 1.2-litre petrol and the 1.4-litre diesel engine options.