Review

Toyota Etios Diesel

With a diesel motor under the hood, Toyota adds an even more frugal touch to the Etios.

RATING
7 / 10
DETAILS
11
photos

What really catches your eye on the spec sheet is the Etios’ unreal 1005kg kerb weight. And when you consider its generous dimensions, especially the 2550mm wheelbase, this achievement is even more astonishing.

It’s easy to see how Toyota has chopped the flab. Look closely and you can spot some obvious weight and cost saving measures. The door handles are of the grab-type, there’s no rear quarter-glass, the rubber beading for the door is missing as is the engine cover, there’s only one horn and a single wiper.

Where the Etios disappoints though is in its ordinary exteriors. Not many would call the Etios ugly but even fewer would call it pretty and if there is one area where the Toyota is at a disadvantage, it’s with the styling. The meek-looking headlights, simple body lines and a bulky boot won’t turn heads. However, Toyota has tried to add some visual drama. The only distinctive bits of the Etios are the boomerang-shaped grille, the bulge on the hood, and a prominent crease that runs across the doors. Toyota has added a chrome strip at the rear to break the mass of the boot. But the triangular tail-lamps and the large mass of the boot make this difficult to achieve.

Interiors >>
See more about:  toyota, etios, diesel, road, test, review, test, drive, 2011

Toyota Etios Diesel

notSet

The Porsche Macan tested on Indian roads, the first images of the new Hyundai i20 and lots of comparison tests in this issue of Autocar India.
What's in this issue?

Most Read
Find a car review

Latest Car Reviews

2014 Ford Endeavour facelift review test drive

2014 Ford Endeavour facelift review test drive

1 hour ago
Fords ageing SUV gets a mild facelift to keep it in the game.
2014 Jaguar XJ 3.0 diesel review, test drive

2014 Jaguar XJ 3.0 diesel review, test drive

3 days ago
A significantly lower price tag and some more features make the diesel...
New Fiat Punto Evo review, test drive

New Fiat Punto Evo review, test drive

4 days ago
The Fiat Punto has been thoroughly revised both inside and out, and drips of...
Porsche Macan S Diesel review, test drive

Porsche Macan S Diesel review, test drive

Jul 21, 2014
With mixed sportscar and SUV DNA, this new Porsche is a unique package....
Volkswagen Vento TSI long term review first report

Volkswagen Vento TSI long term review first report

Jul 20, 2014
It’s been a while since the automatic Vento came into our fold, but...
Latest News
Harley Davidson LiveWire to feature in upcoming Avengers flick
Harley Davidson's Project LiveWire and Street 750 will feature in...
55 minutes ago   1 picture
Mercedes AMG GT engine details revealed
The Mercedes AMG GT will be powered by a brand new 4.0-litre biturbo V8...
2 hours ago   1 picture
JLR buys James Hull’s car collection
The collection acquired by Jaguar includes a wartime Austin used by Winston...
16 hours ago   3 pictures
Volvo S60, XC60 D4 get new diesel engines
New four-cylinder, 2-litre diesel engine replaces existing five-cylinder...
19 hours ago   2 pictures
Bajaj Discover 150 series hits showrooms
Bajaj 150S is priced at a starting rate of Rs 51,721(ex-showroom, Pune);
19 hours ago   1 picture

Autocar Magazine

Issue: 180 | August 2014

The Porsche Macan tested on Indian roads, the first images of the new Hyundai i20 and lots of comparison tests in this issue of Autocar India.
Autocar Magazine
Latest Poll
Would you buy Honda's MPV, the Mobilio, instead of a family sedan?



or View results
Yes
  38%
 
No
  49%
 
Maybe
  12%
TOTAL VOTES: 1096

Vote now
View previous Polls »