The Toyota Etios 1.5 Sprint has arrived in South Africa! Take a look at what you can expect in terms of specification and pricing...
The Etios 1.5 Sprint will replace the previous Xs model in the Etios stable. As can be seen from these photographs, the Etios 1.5 Sprint's front-end styling has changed significantly and features a new grille with chrome detailing and black inserts. There's a set of new 15-inch alloy wheels that are quite stylish, while some new skirts and a bumper round off the bodywork. There's also a faux carbon-fibre Sprint badge stuck to the bodywork.
The interior hasn't had much of an update because the Sprint is not a facelift, but a model introduction. Toyota does, however, say that some of the touch surfaces have been improved to feel more solid.
Safety features include ISOfix child seat mounts, driver and passenger airbags, ABS and EBD. The rear passengers all have 3-point seatbelts now as well. The Toyota Etios will be powered by the same 1.5-litre VVT-i engine that produces peak outputs of 66 kW and 132 Nm, which are ample for this entry-level vehicle.
Toyota Etios - Price in South Africa
1.5 Xi Hatchback R163 900
1.5 Sprint Hatchback R172 600
1.5 Cross Hatchback R194 300
1.5 Xi Sedan R172 200
1.5 Sprint Sedan R180 500
Watch a walkaround video of the new Toyota Etios: