2020 Toyota Etios
One of the reasons why Toyota is the world’s leading car brand is its diversity of models. Besides brand-new cars with the latest tech features, this manufacturer also offers affordable cars that are designed especially for developing markets. The Etios is one of them. It combines an attractive price with decent quality very well. The current generation has been on the market since 2010 and the latest reports suggest that the 2020 Toyota Etios should come completely redesigned. The company keeps most details as secret, but we can presume some of the most basic design characteristics for the new model.
- Super-affordable price
- Various body styles in the offer
- Reliable engines
- Low interior quality
- Some outdated design solutions and technologies
Considering that the current model is about nine years old, we count on a fine portion of novelties for this occasion. The first thing that comes to mind is a new platform, which should provide better efficiency and driving dynamics. Still, keep in mind that this is a car for developing markets, so don’t count on the company’s latest achievements, which would negatively affect the price in this case.
When it comes to exterior look, we are pretty sure that the new 2020 Toyota Etios will continue with a variety of body styles in the offer. The current model is available as a sedan, hatchback, and crossover. All three versions should carry on, though with completely new styling.
It is still early to talk about interior details, but we can presume some of the key features. If you want to design an affordable car, the interior is the first thing to be sacrificed. Therefore, be sure that the 2020 Toyota Etios’s cabin definitely won’t be opulent.
Count on lots of hard plastics and similar materials, while some of the latest tech goodies definitely won’t be included in the offer. The dashboard should feature some styling cues from the more famous Toyota Yaris, though with a couple of distinctive details as well.
|Dimensions And Weight|
|Length (in.)||4,265 mm|
|Overall width||1,695 mm|
|Engine And Transmission|
|Engine type||I4 16-valve DOHC|
|Displacement||1.2-litre, 1.5-litre I4|
|Power/torque||90hp @ 5600rpm|
|Estimated mpg||50 mpg|
|0-60 mph||14.08 seconds|
|PRICE RANGE: $11,000|
When it comes to the powertrain, we could see a couple of novelties for this redesign. The current model comes with several engines in the offer. The most common choice is a 1.5-liter gasoline unit, which is good for about 90 horsepower. In the hatchback version, you also have a choice of a 1.2-liter engine that is good for about 80 hp.
Finally, there is a familiar 1.4-liter diesel unit, which is good for about 70 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. These three engines will probably carry on. However, expect a couple of modifications that would provide more power and better efficiency.
2020 Toyota Etios Release Date and Price
We are still waiting for the official confirmation for this redesign, so it won’t be surprised if 2020 Toyota Etios comes even without changes. In any case, expect to see is sometime late in the year. The base price usually goes around $11,000.