Toyota has refreshed its Etios budget hatchback/sedan line-up with the addition of the Etios 1.5 Sprint, which replaces the mid-spec Xs derivative. We take a closer look at its features.
The Etios 1.5 Sprint can easily be distinguished from its brethren courtesy of a redesigned bumper with large air dams and integrated fog lamps, plus a wing motif grille (replete with a broad chrome strip). Apart from a reprofiled rear bumper, the newcomer is adorned with twin-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels and a carbon-fibre-look "Sprint" badge.
All 3 Etios derivatives are powered by a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine that develops 66 kW and 132 Nm of torque and is mated with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The claimed fuel consumption for the hatchbacks is 6.0 L/100 km and 5.9 L/100 km for the sedans).
In terms of safety, dual front airbags and ABS with EBD are fitted, plus Isofix child seat mounting points are now offered as standard across the Etios range.
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