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Toyota Teases its New Low-Cost Small Sedan Concept
The Japanese firm's low-cost sedan that has been specifically developed for emerging markets will first go on sale in India with other international markets including Russia and South America to follow shortly after.

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Tata Nano killer? Maybe.
 

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Update!

Toyota Etios
Toyota unveiled the Etios hatchback and saloon concepts today at the 2010 New Delhi auto show. It’s Toyota’s New Compact Car for the growing Indian car market.

The Etios is aimed at family users, and is consequently a notch above the Tata Nano – in size and anticipated prices.

Although concepts, the Etios pair are understood to be close to the production versions planned for late 2010. The saloon is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine, the hatch a new 1.2; both engines will continue for the showroom versions.







Toyota Unveils Concept Version of New Compact Car for India

The Etios is aimed at family users in India's rapidly growing automobile market. Reflecting its "one class above" theme, the Etios' styling evokes a sense of advanced status, and, along with a spacious interior with abundant storage space, it aims to offer both smooth and powerful driving and excellent fuel efficiency.

To make the car as affordable as possible for potential customers, thorough use of local parts will be pursued to keep costs low.

On display at the show are a sedan version with a newly developed 1.5-liter gasoline engine and a hatchback version with a newly developed 1.2-liter gasoline engine.

Etios chief engineer, Yoshinori Noritake, said at the show: "I visited many Indian cities and homes to learn the market and to hear from the consumer directly.

Over four years, more than 2,000 engineers have been involved in the development of the Etios, and each has devoted his or her best effort with no compromises. I am convinced in my heart that the Etios offers joy of ownership and quality of life to consumers in India."

TKM will produce the Etios from late 2010 at its second plant, which is now being built expressly for the new car.

Annual sales in India are set at 70,000 units. Exports are planned.








The Nano is f#cked.
 

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It's the spiritual replacement for the old Vios, which was swallowed up when Toyota introduced the new Yaris sedan. It's not much cheaper than a base Yaris though, I was expecting a price closer to
 

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Wouldn't surprise me that Toyota is using the old Echo/Yaris platform for it. The overall shape and even the cut of the rear door seem to match the basic structure.
 

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