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The appeal of the car has gone a notch above with this facelift

Verdict – The Toyota Etios is actually a very practical car which is also comfortable and efficient. It doesn’t fetch good sales with private buyers mainly due to its quirky-looking exteriors and interiors. While the exteriors have been redesigned mildly now, the interior still has the same layout. However, the Etios now feels more appealing than before and that should positively help Toyota generate some more sales.

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Toyota has improved the NVH levels with better insulation

What’s Cool

* Comfortable and large seats
* Diesel engine has good performance and is frugal
* Suspension setup is well-suited for long drives
* Toyota’s hassle-free ownership experience

What’s Not So Cool

* Dashboard still looks quirky and odd
* Features like push button start, reverse camera, etc. missing

Alternatives: Nissan Sunny, Renault Scala, Maruti Ciaz, Fiat Linea

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Certain equipment is still missing on the Etios

Further Reading
2013 Toyota Etios Review
Toyota Etios Cross Review
Toyota Etios Liva TRD Sportivo Review