Toyota India has confirmed that the Etios series (Etios Liva, Etios, and Etios Cross) and the Corolla Altis sedan will not make the shift to BS6 emission regulations, owing to the shift in customer preferences.
Toyota has stopped producing the Etios range, and Corolla Altis too won’t make the shift to BS6 norms
Toyota Kirloskar Motor will be discontinuing its entire Etios series from April 1, 2020. The Etios range comprises of three models – Etios Liva hatchback, Etios sedan and Etios Cross. With the Etios Liva going out of Toyota’s line-up, the Toyota Glanza will be its entry-level model for the Indian market. Apart from its Etios series, the car maker will also be discontinuing Corolla Altis mid-sized sedan. The company believes the customer preferences have shifted towards MPVs from mid-size sedan segment.
The Japanese carmaker will not be carrying out the BS6 transition for the above mentioned vehicles, coming into effect from next month. The Etios series managed to attract the desired number of sales since its introduction and the car maker stopped the production of the Etios range from January onwards. The dealers now will have to clear the inventory before the BS6 transition.
carandbike approached Toyota for a comment on the discontinuation of the Etios range and the company replied saying “TKM is fully geared to service our customers with BS6 vehicles. In fact, we already have sold over 35000 BS6 vehicles in the Indian car market. Since Jan 27th 2020 all our sales from the factory to our dealers has been BS6 cars only. We would continue to sell the most advanced and sustainable technologies to the Indian customers. This also applies to cases when we have to discontinue an existing model to vacate plant capacity for advanced and better technologies to come in. In order to service the needs of our customers we are now offering Yaris and Glanza in BS6 avatar against the discontinued Liva and Etios respectively. Apart from the Etios series, we will also be discontinuing the Corolla Altis, having seen a conscious shift in customer preferences from mid-size sedan (segment) to MPVs.”
The company made it clear though that it will continue to cater to all the Etios series & Corolla Altis customers’ needs through Toyota service outlets across the country. It confirmed the availability of Toyota genuine spare parts for these discontinued models will be available for customers across its dealerships in the country.