Toyota Platinum Etios Highlights
Toyota introduced Etios in the Indian automotive market during 2010, and it instantly became a huge hit among app-based cab services. However, it posed a small problem; private car owners refrained from buying them thanks to its popularity in the taxi market. Toyota worked on this issue and entirely revamped the exterior and interior of the car. They launched an upmarket Platinum Etios in 2013 hoping to bring it back in the white number plate game. The reincarnated version now comes with a revamped front bumper with sporty black and silver inserts. The rear end also looks chiselled with a prominent chrome strip installed below the brand logo.
The interiors of Platinum Etios look premium in black and ivory, and the instrument cluster now sports a digital tachometer along with the previous analogue speedometer. It retained the acclaimed spacious property with enough leg and shoulder room for three adults on the rear seat. The presence of 592-litre boot space makes it an ideal family car for weekend trips. Mechanically, Platinum Etios is similar to its older sibling. It gets powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine churning out 90PS of power and 132Nm of torque or a 1.4-litre diesel motor generating 68PS and 170Nm respectively. A 5-speed manual gearbox performs the transmission duties in both the fuel versions. Overall, facelifted Platinum Etios is an ideal car below Rs 10-lakh price range.