Toyota has introduced new C segment car Toyota Etios G, manufactured in India. This sedan is the basic petrol variant of Etios series and having many appreciable features. The 3 NR, gasoline engine used in the car is the same that is used in the other variants. There is no change in the exterior dimensions and the interior space; except the features are a bit less. The suspension system, braking and handling for Toyota Etios G are good. There are many impressive things such as air filter, headrest space, speakers etc added to the car. The car has many safety features with option of adding more if desired, which are not supported by other low end model.
The outer appearance of the Toyota Etios G is a decently built. The front grille of the car gives a smiling look and is also body coloured. This car is obtainable in 7 exciting colors namely, White, Harmony Biege, Symphony Silver, Ultramarine Blue, Celestial Black, Bluish Silver, and Vermilion Red. It has a huge wheelbase of 2460mm, 14 inch tyres and a good ground clearance is 170 mm. The full wheel caps, tubeless tyres and intermittent vipers have also been provided. A few key things such as fog lamps, roof spoiler, skirt for front and rear bumper, 12 spoke alloy wheel and chrome garnish are omitted.
The spacious interiors of this car can easily support 5 people and ample luggage storage. It’s fabric upholstery is soothing and 3 spoke steering wheel, remotely operated fuel gate and tail gate are comfortable. It is incorporated with various small additions like coot hooks, door pockets, bottle holders which enhance the comfort quotient. The absence of rear air conditioner vent, foldable rear seats and tachometer is disappointing.
Engine and Efficiency
Toyota Etios G’s engine, transmission, fuel injection are of top quality. It has a 3 NR – FE, 16 V engine which is capable of producing high power and torque. The 1197cc DOHC engine mated with 4 cylinder has a maximum power of 78.9bhp @ 5600 rpm and the maximum torque of 104Nm @ 3100 rpm. The fuel supply system has some moderate changes as the electronically fuel injection smartly increases the car’s fuel mileage and durability of engine too. Its Electronic Fuel Injection impressively enhances the durability of engine and fuel mileage, delivering in overall 18.31kmpl. Additionally, this sedan can achieve 171kmph mark comfortably. It has decent suspension and braking system though ABS is missing. It is also fitted with power steering for ease in handling in heavy traffic.
Comfort and Safety features
The Toyota Etios G has some excellent comfort features, namely head rest, internally adjustable ORVM, and power windows. Air vent in glove compartment provides cool storage though audio system is not added. The front outlet has provision for fitting of any 12V gadget. The Toyota Company has provided 3 accessory packages for customized needs. With respect to safety features, it has provided only basic features (eg: engine immobilizer, door ajar warning alarm) with flexibility to add additional features at cost (like ABS with EBD, airbags).