Toyota considering diesel variant of upcoming car Etios

Auto maker Toyota Kirloskar Motor is likely to come up with a diesel version of its upcoming car Etios. The car will be the entry of Toyota in India’s fast growing small car segment.

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“During the Delhi Auto Expo and at other events, we have received lot of customer queries regarding a diesel engine for the car. Considering the response, we are also looking at bringing out a diesel version of the Etios, but nothing has been finalised so far,” said Sandeep Singh, Deputy Managing Director, Toyota Kirsolkar Motor. “The Indian small car market is a huge one where we had no presence so far. The launch of the Etios will mark our break into the strategic market,” he added.

Toyota is likely to start production of its concept car Etios in December this year. The car may be launched in the early 2011.