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Old 1st August 2010, 00:10   #151
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Oh my looks very (east) european, very ordinary looking car.
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Oh my looks very (east) european, very ordinary looking car.
Exactly my feeling too. I felt the auto show version looked better, maybe all the masks make it look worse. Hope the production version looks better.
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The looks are very very ordinary. I am sure thats not going to be a selling point. But I am sure Toyota will still manage to get away from it, and will manage to sell atleast 6K p.m.
You see India is the market they can easily get away with selling a premium car with 1.4L engine.

P.S As usual I am expecting the standard statement from many guys for this post "Dont comment until you drive it"
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Saw today a toyota ad on 'The Hindu' about the etios,Q revolution etc.
They showed a skinny 3 spoke toyota steering wheel with a rakhi tied around it.
Like the base versions of innova and corolla, but this had some kinda design around the centre logo.
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Oh my looks very (east) european, very ordinary looking car.

The side looks remembers, Nissan micra. Closer looks from back side, is boxy like MM Logan. But surely, It will be an alltime hit because of the image of toyota brand.
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The steering wheel on that print ad looks like from the Innova G Grade. Very shabby looking. Atl;east they could have shown something better if not give it anyway
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Mahindra did it wisely to buy the Logan fully, i think logan sales will improve once this Etios is launched.
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Nice scoop. Looking at the title, initially I thought, "must be Sidindica's latest scoop".
Anyways, I did not like the design of Etios too much (my opinion only). Even Micra Red and White(pics in micra review thread) looks better.
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Mahindra did it wisely to buy the Logan fully, i think logan sales will improve once this Etios is launched.
Couldnt really get you on how will Logan sales improve once Etios is launched, doest it have something to do with looks( like facelifted Logan would be closer to Etios etc etc) or its based on something else.
I think we have a private taxi operators favourite lined up.

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Some more spy pics of the Etios sedan

[Source: ]Spied: Toyota Etios Sedan
Not a very inspiring design, the back is plain akin to a Logan.
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Rear looks boxy in a way similar to the Logan, and going by what Toyota doing in the print ads, quality is what they are boasting(they sure can!) and hence pricing is sure at a premium. People will find value in buying a Logan just how Jazz makes i20 better value.
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.. But surely, It will be an alltime hit because of the image of toyota brand.
This time I see them going in the wrong direction. The front inverted moustache/bow like look does not gel with the personality of this car. In fact it seems too radical a look unlike any other car in India and is going to fail like the Hyundai Elantra did.
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I hope toyota is aware of the ugly boxy design & sort out glitches in looks department!

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This time I see them going in the wrong direction. The front inverted moustache/bow like look does not gel with the personality of this car. In fact it seems too radical a look unlike any other car in India and is going to fail like the Hyundai Elantra did.
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I hope toyota is aware of the ugly boxy design & sort out glitches in looks department!
No idea why Toyota is bringing this dated design to India, may be it will go to the Taxi segment, similar to Logan
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Toyota wish to do a Qualis with Etios it seems.
Looks/Styling be damned.
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