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Old 4th January 2010, 22:33   #61
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sedan looks better than hatchback...
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Some pics I found from autocars website.

enjoy.
I was about to post them. You are faster

The logo on ETIOS is not 'toyota'. I think it will be sold under different branding may be daihatsu!
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That big chunk of chrome on the hatchbacks rear looks awkward.
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The rear looks ugly with all that chrome and the garish orange treatment for the taillamp cluster.

Hope they handle the chrome and the orange indicators in a subtle manner in the production version and hope this is just a concept.
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Even I believe that its not Sai, but IMO it does look a bit like it and will be a bit smaller then Sai. All I expected was Yaris hatch and Yaris sedan and looking at the pics posted earlier in this thread both hatch and sedan looks cheaper and smaller then Yaris!!
It cannot be Sai. Sai is based on Lexus Hs i.e. so called entry level luxury for US.
Also note the front overhang for Indian car and then note front overhang of Sai.

It is scaled down version of Sai, atleast exterior is. The saloon definitely looks smaller than Sai. Forget Sai, looks smaller than even SX4, though I am not sure what it exactly is.

The hatch actually looks dated and odd, thanks to Swift which still manages to look fresh. Toyota will not succeed with these relatively unexciting products. Atleast they have to come up with good powerplants.
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The car's a modified Sirion. Daihatsu makes better small cars than parent Toyota. I hope they display this car at the Auto Expo.
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The small car from Toyota would definetly have been inspired by some existing model either from TMC or it's subsidary companies.
But the thing that matters to this market is that the design be fresh, contemperory, relevent to India needs and preferences (read big from inside, back seat comfort, good boot space) and sharp pricing. With the toyota badge on it, it's gonna be a winner all the way.

IMHO,NO MATTER WHAT OTHER CARS ARE UNVIELED AT THIS EXPO, TOYOTA AND HONDA SMALL CAR CONCEPTS (EVEN IF THEY ARE SOMETIME AWAY ) ARE GOING TO BE THE SINGLE BIGGEST ATTRACTIONS OF THIS SHOW. BEAT, FIGO, POLO, ECKO, INDICRUZ ETC, ETC BETTER UNDERSTAND THIS.

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But the thing that matters to this market is that the design be fresh, contemperory, relevent to India needs and preferences (read big from inside, back seat comfort, good boot space) and sharp pricing. With the toyota badge on it, it's gonna be a winner all the way.

IMHO,NO MATTER WHAT OTHER CARS ARE UNVIELED AT THIS EXPO, TOYOTA AND HONDA SMALL CAR CONCEPTS (EVEN IF THEY ARE SOMETIME AWAY ) ARE GOING TO BE THE SINGLE BIGGEST ATTRACTIONS OF THIS SHOW. BEAT, FIGO, POLO, ECKO, INDICRUZ ETC, ETC BETTER UNDERSTAND THIS.
I second that. Look at Maruti cars which rock the sales charts every month and tell me which one is big from inside, has back seat comfort, good boot space?

IMO INDICRUZ along with Maruti's SX4 based MUV will be the biggest attraction. All small cars will definitely get lot of attention.
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Today is a very important day in Indian Automobile Industry.

TATA IndiCruze and Toyota ETIOS could be the hottest launch.

Today is the day folks

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Waiting to get updates on the Auto expo front on what was displayed!!!.

so someone get up get ready to go to the expo
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Overdrive website has live updates going on. ETIOS is officially the name. Will be revealed in few minutes.
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The timer on the website has stopped since long time!
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Looks good. Etios Sedan
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is it me or does it look like sx4 / corolla
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Yes SX4ish looks :-), looks smaller than corolla. Toyota brand will attract lots of customers if they price it around 7-8 L
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