Toyota Etios valco Review
The Japanese automaker unveiled Etios in 2010 for auto markets of India, Indonesia and Malaysia in hatchback version. After analyzing different performance issues the company revamped the model and launched Etios Valco for the market of Indonesia to make its market position firm and stable in the hatchback segment. The new Etios Valco now consists of pleasant styling with appropriate comfort within the cabin that is further accentuated with different technically advanced features of the car.
Engine, Mileage & variants:
The 1.2-litre 4 cylinder 16 Valve DOHC engine is equipped under the hood of all the three variants that not only gives significant power, but is also efficient on the fuel economy front. The maximum power delivered by Valco's engine measures 80 PS at 6000 rpm and maximum torque measures 104 Nm at 3100 rpm. The 5 speed manual transmission coupled with engine helps the driver in clocking 0 to 100 km/h mark in a time span of 13.6 seconds and one can experience a top speed of 160 km/h. The fuel economy of Valco measures 18.31 kmpl that is competent in the league to make the position of Valco firm in Indoneisan market.
Toyota Etios Valco looks decent with neat and simple styling and the exteriors are designed in a manner that is easily accepted by the individuals in Indonesia. With a completely refreshing look the car does not share its styling features with any other model of the manufacturer and the colored front grille, broad headlamps and wide windscreen all together makes it a tough competitor. The overall dimensions of the car measures (3775 X 1695 X 1510) mm (L X W X H) and wheelbase of 2460 mm gives appropriate cabin space to the occupants. The car is equipped with 15 inches alloy wheels with tyre size of 185/ 60 R15 that caters the engine performance in an efficient manner. The JX variant however comes with 14-inch steel wheels with tyre size 175/65 R14.
Sitting inside Etios will give a comfort feel as it offers sufficient space to the occupants. The black interiors are further accompanied with black cluster with blue illumination that gives a perfect contrast look in the cabin. The black comfortable seats, 3 spoke leather covered steering wheel with audio controls mounted further adds to effective ergonomics. The car is equipped with 2 DIN music system that is compatible with CD/ AM/FM, along with AUX and USB to cater music needs of the occupants. The boot capacity measures 251 Litres that can be further enhanced by 60:40 seating arrangement.
Saftey, Braking And Miscellaneous:
The compact hatchback also takes care of proper safety of the occupants and consists appropriate safety features within. The ventilated disc brakes in front and drum brakes in rear are further coupled with Anti- Lock Braking System (ABS), and Electronic Brake-Force Distribution System (EBD) to provide effective braking system. The Electronic Power Steering wheel works dedicately with the suspension system which consists of McPherson Strut in front and Torsion Beam with stabilizer in rear to provide smooth handling to the driver. In addition to this the other safety features include dual front air bags, three point front seat belts with pre-tensioner along with force limiter and immobilizer.
The average engine performance and effective fuel efficiency makes Etios Valco a significant player in the Indonesian market, but it has nothing outstanding that could make it a market winner.