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2010 Toyota Etios promo – Click above to watch video after the jump

At India's Delhi expo on January 6, Toyota will be revealing the Etios, a small sedan specifically created for the Indian market. The entry level four-door, engineered to compete with Suzuki's Swift sedan (sold under the Maruti badge in India), will be available with a 1.4-liter diesel that's used in the Yaris, and either a 1.2-liter or 1.3-liter engine.

Toyota has big plans for the Etios, both in India and other world markets. It will begin production on the subcontinent, and once the company gets that operation where it wants it to be, Brazil is said to be the next destination for Etios assembly. Follow the jump for the teaser video, and if you're in India, get ready for the Toyota invasion.

[Source: YouTube via Paul Tan]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      OMG a toyota! BURN IT! BURN IT!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I guess it will cost as much as 3 or 4 Nano's.
      • 5 Years Ago
      My first reaction was to think it looks a bit like the rear of a Monte Carlo.....which is a bad thing.
        • 5 Years Ago
        All it needs is a Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet dealer emblem on the back.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, I saw that too in the trunks trailing edge, and the taillight design. Also I'm seeing elements of rsx/integra and maxima in the front.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Eios will be a hit in India and other Latin American markets. It can be inferred from the video that the Etios will have humongous interior space.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So Toyota thinks having the most recalled vehicles in 2009 is the global quality standard?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm assuming they'll have to keep the Indian plant. Otherwise, India has this nasty practice of charging a 100% (not a mistake) tariff on any imported cars. That $20k Camry? You can buy it in India, but it's going to cost you $40k. No joke.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually the Camry is $50,000
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can't wait until the day Toyota sells their cars based on other things instead of "reputation" and "quality". Just because someone's 1989 Camry lasted twenty years doesn't mean the new Etios will do the same.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Scott: The only way I can think of to convince people of the reliability of a new car that hasn't been around long enough to show reliability issues is to point to your track record of producing reliable cars in the past. What else are they going to do, test cars for 5 years before they start selling them?
        • 5 Years Ago
        JDM:

        First of all, my name is Scott. Secondly, I drive a 1999 Camry, thank you very much, so I feel I have some right to be a critic.

        I just don't care for when companies in general use excuses to buy their car such as "buy our car because we sell more minivans than anyone else" or "we got a bigger warranty!" or "it costs less than...", or "we have a good reputation". That doesn't mean it's a better car (see Dodge Caravan, etc.). If your reputation for quality came from excellent vehicles built in the 80s and 90's, it doesn't say anything about the cars built TODAY.

        I'm not just targeting Toyota, you understand. I realize that buying a car can be just as much swayed by emotional reasons as materialistic reasons, but I want to buy a car because it's a GOOD CAR, not because it was built by Brand X that has a reputation for this or that.
        JDM Life
        • 5 Years Ago
        Scoot.....You Fail.


        People buys car because of their history and what their known to do. So again...trying to take a shot at Toyota and you Fail.
        JDM Life
        • 5 Years Ago
        Scott...stop being a jealous little child.

        Way do you think that person brought that M3? Its NOT because its not and different. It because its has been around for a long time and they know what their getting maybe because they owned a older M3 and it performed great so they brought the new one. This applies for the Camry and any other car as well.

        Douche.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That is like saying I hope one day Ford will not market the F-150 as the best selling pickup / most towing or Volvo as safe cars. Get over it, that is Toyota... I am not a fan of Toyota by any means but that is just the way it is
        • 5 Years Ago
        All I meant to say was "I wish they would sell a car based on the stuff that makes it a great car", not just, "buy it because it's a Toyota" (which is the message I get when they tout "quality" or "reputation"). Sell it based on standard features, nifty packaging, design, etc

        • 5 Years Ago
        JDM:

        1) I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

        2) There's no need for name-calling.

        3) Have a nice day. :-)
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think the Nazis once said: "The bigger the lie, the more it will be believed"
      • 5 Years Ago
      i thought this was suppose to be a teaser? I wasn't teased at all.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think this is the replacement for the Vios, which in turn is a Yaris seadn.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Damn I can't spell today... it's sedan.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Judging by the screen cap, this is going to be one ugly car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Only if you think the Pontiac Grand Prix was ugly. Haha
        • 5 Years Ago
        Introducing the Toyota Monte Carlo...
      • 5 Years Ago
      This sounds like an ad for a dictator trying to take over the world, not a tease for a new, boring Toyota.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "The entry level four-door, engineered to compete with Suzuki's Swift sedan (sold under the Maruti badge in India).."

      Small car maker Suzuki (Maruti) is a giant in India in terms of sales (approx 50% market share) and pretty much cornered en masse the Indian small car market (est. 1981; initially from just motorcycles)...now with colossus Volkswagen, it won't be easy for latecomer Toyota (from 1997) to make inroads.
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