Despite a few quality niggles, the Indian-built Toyota Etios has shot up the sales charts, proving just how price-sensitive and brand-loyal South African buyers can be.
In fact since its launch just a year ago, almost 25 000 of them have hit the streets.
To address some of those earlier concerns and give it a touch more gloss, Toyota is giving the Etios an early upgrade.
You'll need an eagle eye to spot the external changes, which are limited to a new trim strip on the grille's middle slat, redesigned mirrors and a new inner design for the taillights. Although Xs models still make do with a black grille, this base model does gain colour coded mirrors.