Toyota cars are respected for their great quality and safety all over the world. These aspects have just been reinforced by the Japanese car major with the introduction of the New Platinum Etios series. The new Toyota Platinum Etios is the new, fully revamped model of the Etios sedan, but it is much more than just a refresh with a new name. The Platinum Etios has come with great new looks, premium features and added advantages to bolster the capabilities of the already proficient compact sedan model in India.
The Japanese auto giant wishes its quality Etios sedan to offer an altogether new appeal for the Indian car buyers with the recent introduction of the Platinum Etios. The new Platinum Etios does look impressive and almost like a new car model with a new aggressive look and great new features. Toyota has given the Platinum Etios a newly designed front fascia with a new highly stylized wing-shaped chrome front radiator grille which along with other new design elements and bold cuts and creases offers an overall stunning and attention grabbing visual appeal to the car.
The company has added new premium features and options for accessorizing the newly launched Platinum Etios to heighten the premium appeal of the car further along with added advantages to offer an overall higher value of ownership.
Here’s a look at the new Toyota Platinum Etios sedan:
The Platinum Etios comes with a new aggressively styled front grille that is flanked by stylish headlights, more muscular body colored front bumper design, a wide air dam, fog lamps and a sleek bonnet with prominent character lines. On its sides are electrically foldable body colored wing mirrors with stylish chrome inserts for an added premium touch, newly designed stylish alloy wheels and newly added rain visors. At the rear, the compact sedan gets stylish tail lights and a sculpted boot lid with a newly added thick strip of chrome garnishing on it to complete the aggressive visual appeal. The new Toyota Platinum Etios is available for sale in 7 attractive shades to choose from.
Interiors & Features
Toyota has made the interiors of the new Platinum Etios more stylish and plush with added premium styling elements and features. The Platinum Etios has a spacious, well supported and comfortable cabin that offers the best in class space. The car also offers best in class boot space at 592 liters, so there’s no compromise in terms of space. The rear seat can be now folded in case you need to carry even more luggage and longer objects in the boot. Speaking of features, Toyota has added new stylish Optitron Combimeter centrally mounted instrument cluster along with touch screen integrated infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity below it. Other features of the classy interior of the sedan include new ivory colored upholstery, steering wheel mounted audio controls, rear center armrest, more comfortable and supportive seating arrangement, height adjustable driver’s seat and many more. There’s also a classy wooden gear knob, premium wooden panel for the center cluster, new ivory & black seat covers and many other features to add added level of style and luxury to the interiors of this high-quality sedan.
The new Platinum Etios is also quieter and more comfortable now, as the Japanese auto major claims to have improved the sedan’s NVH levels by 7 percent.
The new Platinum Etios come with great safety features to pose as an ideal family sedan. It is braced with safety features such as standard front dual SRS airbags across all variants, ABS which has also been made a standard feature now, newly added ISOFIX points for child seat for added safety protection, front pre-tensioner force limiter seat belts, new rear removable headrest, new central locking system and more. The Platinum Etios comes with 4 Star GNCAP rating for safety crash test which rivals like Amaze and DZire failed to achieve the rating as Etios. Moreover, Toyota has also retuned the suspension system of the new model of the Etios for better handling of the car at high speeds.
Powertrain & Mileage
The Platinum Etios sedan is available in both petrol and diesel versions. All the under the hood mechanical specifications remain unchanged in the Platinum Etios, although Toyota has tweaked and retuned some of mechanical bits for better and smoother overall performance. While the petrol avatar of the sedan comes powered by a 1.5 liter 4-cylinder petrol mill offering a max power output of 90 PS at 5600 rpm and 132 Nm at 3000 rpm, the diesel counterpart gets equipped with a 1.4 liter 4-cylinder diesel motor that is capable of pumping out a peak power 68 PS at 3800 rpm and a top torque figure of 170 Nm at the range of 1800 to 2400 rpm. Both the engines come coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox. As per the company, the new sedan model also comes with reworked clutch system in order to offer smoother performance than the previous Etios model series.
The fuel efficiency of the sedan model also remains the same as before. In its petrol version, the Platinum Etios has the ability to offer a fuel economy of 16.78 km per liter, while in the diesel version the sedan delivers a mileage of good 23.59 km per liter.
Trims & Pricing
The new Toyota Etios Platinum is available for sale in the Indian car market in 4 model trims – Standard, DLX, High and Premium variants. The petrol version of the Platinum Etios sedan has been priced in the range of Rs. 6.43 lakhs to Rs. 7.44 lakhs, while the diesel variants of the sedan have been tagged in the range of Rs. 7.56 lakhs to Rs. 8.87 lakhs (prices ex-showroom, Mumbai). Meanwhile, Toyota is not discontinuing the older model of the Etios sedan in India, and it will sell alongside the new Platinum Etios aimed at the fleet segment.
With new dashing styling, added comfort, enhanced safety and improved overall quality and performance, the new Toyota Platinum Etios really feels like a new generation car that is worth possessing. With high safety quotient, premium features, superior comfortable and spacious interiors and superb reliability factors, the new Platinum Etios is befittingly termed as “the sedan that always puts your family first”.