Toyota Etios Facelift

Toyota has unveiled the 2016 Etios and Liva. The updated cars are now called Etios Platinum and Liva Platinum. This is the second facelift given to the Etios and Liva since their launch way back in 2010.

The updated Etios and Liva have been revealed in Brazil and are expected to come to India as well. The carmaker is currently testing the updated cars in India. Upfront, the Etios and Liva Platinum come with an all-new and more prominent V-shaped grille with black inserts and chrome accents. The front bumper is also new and sports a much larger air dam and prominent housing for the fog lamps. It also sports contrasting black plastic inserts which actually gives the car a sportier look. The updated Etios remains more or less the same on the sides, however it does get new 15-inch alloy wheel design. The top-spec model is likely to come with side skirts and a rear spoiler.

On the inside, the Etios Platinum gets an all-black dashboard with piano black trim, an all-new Corolla-like steering wheel, a digital instrument cluster and touchscreen infotainment system with navigation. The Brazilian-spec Etios also gets cruise control on higher variants. The car sold in the Brazilian market sees a 10hp bump in power from its 1.5-litre petrol engine.

Toyota is likely to bring in the updated Etios and Liva to India this year however, it will continue to come with beige interiors and may not all the equipment seen on the Brazilian car.