Toyota announced that its compact small car, the Etios, will be ready to hit the road early 2011. Toyota is all set to start production from its new plant in Bidadi, which is about 40 km from its existing plant near Bangalore. The new plant will be fully functional by this year end, enabling Toyota to roll out the Etios by early next year. The new plant will have a production capacity of 1,00,000 cars per annum.
The Etios will be available in both hatch and sedan variants and will be powered by 1.2 litres and 1.5 litres petrol engines respectively. There is no news of a diesel variant yet.