Well, this car is not very concept-ish nor very Toyota-ish! Actually it looks more like a cheap Malaysia-made car. But when you realize that it is developed for the Indian car market, then it makes sense. Called the Etios, it’s a compact car which will be made in both sedan and hatchback variant and will feature a 1.2 and a 1.5 liter petrol engines.
The Etios is a strategic product for Toyota, as vice president Mr.Kazuo Okamotopoints out: “We are very excited to finally showcase the concept of Etios, which has been newly developed specifically for customers in India. Our tagline of ‘World First, India First’ represents our choice of India for the global premiere of the Etios concept, following which exports to other countries will be evaluated. India will play a pivotal role in Toyota’s global expansion plans and the time has come for us to strategically accelerate our growth here. Based on our ‘Customer First’ approach, our highest priority will be to make every effort to exceed the Indian customer’s expectations and the introduction of the Etios concept today is the first step in this direction.”
Toyota has not released further details on the car, may be because they knew no one’s interested!