Toyota SA today announced the introduction of a striking new limited edition version of its best-selling Etios hatch, the Etios Sport.
Featuring a comprehensive aero kit comprising a front spoiler, body-coloured side skirts, rear bumper spoiler, roof spoiler and distinctive badging, this special model is designed to appeal to a young, sporty audience. 15-inch alloys round off the extrovert exterior package. The Etios Sport is available in four hues: Sparkling Silver Metallic, Midnight Black, Retro Red Metallic and Super Blue Metallic.
Complementing the bespoke look, the cabin benefits from an upgraded tech-enhanced, double din audio system similar to the one fitted to the new Etios Cross. This unit comes with USB and AUX-in ports (as per Etios Xs) but adds extra functionality in the form of Bluetooth to facilitate hands-free mobile phone operation.
As with all other variants in the Etios range, the Sport is available with the nippy yet frugal 16-valve DOHC 1.5-litre engine pushing out 66kW of power @ 5600 rpm and 132Nm of torque @ 3000 rpm.
Other standard features it shares with its Xs sibling include niceties such as colour-coded exterior trim (mirrors and door handles), front fog lights, remote central locking, electric windows all round, air conditioning, power steering, headlamp levelling system, seven cupholders, 13 litre-refrigerated glovebox, door-ajar warning, seatbelt warning, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and an immobiliser.
Priced at just R153 500, the Etios Sport is on sale right now and is limited to just 200 examples.
"The Etios has striking exterior details which will certainly get you noticed," says Kerry Roodt, General Manager of Marketing Communications.
"With its distinctive styling, comprehensive specification and affordable pricing, I have no doubt it will be a hit with younger customers. Hurry – stocks are limited!"