Toyota launches Etios Xclusive in India

Ivan Leon

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Just when you thought that Toyota couldn't sink any lower with hideous 'embellishments' tacked on to their ugly duckling (as seen on the 'Angry Etios'), they exceed all our expectations by adding a fake wood-grain dash and front armrest trim, as well as sticking what looks like a cheap Chinese 7 inch Android tablet in the centre console (to act as an infotainment screen & navigation interface), onto their standard Etios model.

To make the exterior even more unappealing, garish chrome indicator repeater inserts are tacked on to the exterior mirrors, as well as 'stylish' side window louvers on all four doors.

To round-off this nauseating package, the seats are covered in a stomach-churning beige & brown two-tone 'Xclusive' fabric upholstery.


http://www.team-bhp.com/news/toyota-launches-etios-xclusive-rs-782-lakh
 

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https://kathorusmail.co.za/30841/the-toyota-etios-attracts-hijackers/

Explaining the possible reasons behind the rapid increase in theft or hijackings of Toyota Etios, Ramara said police investigations reveal:

• The Etios engine is compatible with that of a Toyota Avanza.

• The Etios gearbox is also transferable to a Toyota Avanza.

• Toyota Avanza’s are used mainly as local taxis in many townships around Ekurhuleni.

• Other Etios parts, like rims and tyres, are often sold as replacement parts to other owners.
 

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https://kathorusmail.co.za/30841/the-toyota-etios-attracts-hijackers/

Explaining the possible reasons behind the rapid increase in theft or hijackings of Toyota Etios, Ramara said police investigations reveal:

• The Etios engine is compatible with that of a Toyota Avanza.

• The Etios gearbox is also transferable to a Toyota Avanza.

• Toyota Avanza’s are used mainly as local taxis in many townships around Ekurhuleni.

• Other Etios parts, like rims and tyres, are often sold as replacement parts to other owners.
Transferable from a front to a rear wheel drive? Looks like a lot of work involved, or are the new Avanzas FWD?
 
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