While the recently unveiled India-spec Toyota Yaris sedan has been inching closer to its market launch with every passing day, a popular business publication reports that Toyota Kirloskar Motor will even introduce yet another facelift for the Etios sedan and the Liva hatchback. If true, the upcoming facelift will become the third such update for the Etios duo.
Yes, the Etios twins have already received two facelifts before. The last update was launched with the ‘Platinum’ moniker. It is worth a mention here that the Etios sedan and the Liva hatchback were first launched in December 2010 and June 2011 respectively. The first facelift came in 2014, while the second was introduced last year. The upcoming facelift will now aim to inject some more freshness into the offerings.
In a recent interview with the Economic Times, Shekar Viswanathan, Vice Chairman & Whole-time Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said: “With the improved product and hopefully creative market penetration, we will bring a newer version of the Etios series. As far as the Etios and the Liva are concerned, I think the normal facelift and minor model changes will keep on happening.”
While it’s too early to speculate on a launch date, the report goes on to hint that the refreshed duo will launch after the introduction of the Yaris sedan in May this year. The upcoming new car will rival the likes of Honda City and Hyundai Verna. Its claim to fame is likely to be a really long list of segment-first features. Speculations have been rife that Toyota Kirloskar Motor is even contemplating to launch the highly anticipated Rush small SUV in India. While official details on the Toyota Rush India launch prospects are scarce at the moment, we feel that this SUV can become a potent rival to the likes of Hyundai Creta. You can safely stay tuned to Cartoq for more updates on the upcoming Toyota Etios facelift and the Rush SUV.
via ET Auto