Toyota to Increase Production of Low-Cost Etios by 50 Percent

Toyota has announced it will boost production of Etios models at its Sorocaba plant in Brazil from 74,000 units to 108,000 units a year, accounting for an increase of about 50 percent.

The decision has been taken so that the company can meet increased demand for the Etios low cost vehicle series in Brazil, with the production boost scheduled to come into effect at the beginning of 2016. Toyota said it will invest around 100 million Brazilian real ($36.5 million) to increase production at the plant located near the city of São Paulo.

When the Toyota Etios launched in Brazil in September 2012, sales ranged between 2,000 and 3,000 units each month. However, following customer-suggested improvements such as the addition of new seat upholstery and seat height adjusters, as well as the launch of the Etios Cross in November 2013, monthly sales have increased between 6,000 and 7,000 units.

“This expansion of Etios production at our Sorocaba Plant is a result of always listening carefully to customer feedback to produce ever-better cars. In that respect, I feel that the Etios series is one that has been raised and nurtured by Brazilian consumers,” said Koji Kondo, president of Toyota do Brasil LTDA.

The Toyota Etios lineup includes hatchback, sedan and Cross versions, all powered by a 96hp 1.5-liter engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox that drives the front wheels.


This Shed Is Probably Faster Than Your Car – Wait, What?

The small building on wheels started life as a Volkswagen Passat and is powered by an Audi RS4 V8 engine.

Land Rover Defender Flying Huntsman 6×6 Goes For Almost $300K!

Apart from the extra axle, this Defender features a pickup truck conversion and a ‘Vette-sourced, 430 HP V8.

This Is How The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class May Look Like

The revamped S-Class will feature taillights similar to the current CLS, but the rest of its design is, right now, just speculation.

Black Honda S2000 Club Racer Is Very Rare, Desirable, And Relatively Affordable

The CR uses the same 237 HP naturally aspirated four as the regular S2K, but sports some chassis and bodywork mods.

Is Porsche Understating The New 911 Carrera S’ Power Figures?

Officially, the twin-turbo flat-six churns out a very respectable 443 HP, but in reality, that number could be closer to 480 HP.

Pay $20 For A Chance To Win A 2020 Toyota Supra And Support A Good Cause

Money raised from this Supra Launch Edition raffle will benefit a children’s hospital.

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Meets 991 GT2 RS, 997 GT3 RS For A Tire-Slaying Fest

How does the new 718 Cayman GT4 compare to two of the finest 911s Porsche’s GT division has ever created?.

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA: Mini CLS Or Sleeker Alternative To The A-Class?

The new CLA is a good daily driver and a quality item, so if you don’t mind the cramped back seat, go for it.

It’ll Cost You $26k To Make Your Vantage Look Like This, Get An Extra 90 Horses

While the price does seem steep, bear in mind that this is a $150k Aston, and the list consists of quite a few upgrades.

Suzuki Jimny Shows Its Off-Roading Prowess Against A Triumph Scrambler

With a mere 101 HP, power is not the Jimny’s strong suit. It’s off-road capabilities, though, are, but do they suffice against the Triumph?.