Toyota Etios Concept is 90% ready for production, will go on sale in late 2010

Toyota Etios Concept

Ready to take on emerging markets, Toyota today unveiled its new Etios concept at the 10 Auto Expo New Delhi Show. The concept, which Toyota says is 90 percent ready, will go into production and will be available for sale in India at the end of this year.

Based on an all-new platform, the Etios will be available in both hatch and sedan body styles. While many may think that this is Toyota’s competitor to the Tata Nano – it’s not. The Etios will cost around $10,000 meaning it will go head-to-head with on of India’s best-selling vehicles, the Maruti Swift.

Power will come from two engine options including a 1.2L and a 1.5L DOHC gasoline engines. Plans for a diesel engine have been put on hold for now.

Toyota said it will also sell the Etios in Russia and South America. Sales are targeted at 70,000 units for India in the first year.

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– By: Kap Shah